Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 5 and plan to have some fun as Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North hosts a West Coast Cèilidh Fundraising Dance and Silent Auction at the Eagles Hall.
The event is being held to help raise funds for the organization’s next build in Campbell River.
Historically, a ‘Cèilidh’ (pronounced ‘Kay-lee’) hails from Scottish and Irish traditions. It is a community social event where stories, poems and ballads, are rehearsed and recited, songs are sung, conundrums are put, proverbs are quoted, and many other literary matters are related and discussed.
Habitat for Humanity is putting a West Coast spin on the traditional event with less story-telling and more dancing. And you won’t have to wear a kilt, tap shoes or a tartan (unless you want to, of course). Dress is casual.
Enjoy the music of Luke Blu Guthrie as the opening act, followed by the popular Celtic band Black Angus.
And, yes, there will obviously be a fiddler.
Black Angus’ show has a high energy level and great stage presence that is instantly communicated to their audience.
They are devoted to great songs, and it is near-impossible to pigeonhole them in any one music genre: Traditional and contemporary Irish, acoustic roots, Americana, West Coast Celtic, blues and old-time are all part of the Black Angus sound.
A highlight of the evening will be a silent auction, featuring an amazing array of items and experiences up for bid, donated by the community. Donations for the silent auction are still being accepted and all profits will go to help Habitat build two more homes in Campbell River in 2017.
Tickets for this 19+ event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased on-line or at the Campbell River Restore, 1725 B-Willow Street.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the fun – including licensed bar – continues until 1 a.m.
For information about the West Coast Cèilidh Dance and Silent Auction or Habitat for Humanity visit HabitatNorthIsland.com or call 250-830-1493.
If you would like to make a donation to the silent auction, please call Tom at 1-250-792-4810.