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InterCeltic Halloween Fest Noz/Ceili at Connolly's Klub45

  • Nov 3, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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The Interceltic Halloween Fest Noz returns as we'll celebrate the Celtic New Year with music from across the Celtic traditions.This year's event will be jointly presented by our friends in BZH New York and the Irish Network-New York.

Halloween of course traces its roots to the Celtic feast of Samhain (Irish), or if you prefer Kala-Goañv (Breton), Calan Gaeaf (Welsh), Samhuinn (Scottish Gaelic), Sauin (Manx Gaelic) or Calan Gwaf (Cornish), which celebrates the end of the harvest and lighter half of the year and beginning of the darker half of the year, honoring the opposing balance of darkness and light.What better way to celebrate than with a fest noz, Breton for night festival.

There will be various observances of ancient Celtic traditions throughout the evening but mostly this night will be about music and dancing. Confirmed musicians so far include:


Special headline appearance by The Mickey Finns, one of the top Irish folk-rock bands in not just New York but the whole US.

Traditional and folk tunes by the quartet of Martin O'Connell (button accordion), Eamon O'Leary (guitar), Marie-Louise Bowe (fiddle/viola) and Steve Holloway (percussion).

Stepdancers from the Emerald Fire Dance and Darrah Carr Dance companies.


Direct from Brittany, the Breton jazz and swing stylings of the Thomas Moisson Trio, featuring accordion, double bass and Jâse, a type of drum.

Sylvain Payot (accordion)

Plus the Gavotte and other Breton dances, meant for everyone to join in the fun.


The Nosa Terra Galician pipe (gaita) band and dancers.

Doors at 7, music starting around 8. There will be no pre-meetup. Admission is $10 in costume, $20 without. Admission is $10 for all current members of BZH New York and the Irish Network-New York.

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  • Laura P.

    I can't say yes yet, I'm going to say maybe. I might be there.

    October 9, 2012

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