On Saturday, March 16th from 12:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department will host a Celtic Ceilidh (prounced kay-lee) at the Long Lake Town Hall located at 1204 Main St. in Long Lake NY.

The event will kick off at 12:00p.m. featuring a live music concert and performance from North Country Fair. From 1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m. North Country Fair invites any interested musicians to join the stage for an open Celtic music jam. From 2:30p.m. – 4p.m. all are welcome to join in the fun for traditional Contra Dancing set to lively Celtic music. All ability levels welcome and instruction will be provided for first timers. Ages 12 and up. Come to dance or just listen and watch.

Contra Dancing roots comes from mixed origins including English Country and Scottish country dance. There is absolutely no experience necessary, and all dances will be taught.

Refreshments available for purchase from the Long Lake Lions Club. All proceeds go to the Long Lake Lions Club and are used to fund programs in Long Lake throughout the year.

North Country Fair is an arrangement of local musicians from Wanakena, Vermont and Tupper Lake specializing in Celtic music and instruments. Featuring Doug Riley on cittern, guitar and vocals; Rick Kovacs on fiddle and guitar; Riczi Kovacs, Rick’s son on Irish Flute, guitar, and tin whistles’; Rick’s wife, Angie on harp and vocals, and Katrina Sheats on vocals.

The original North Country Fair got their start in the late 90’s and featured Doug, Rick and Rick’s wife Angie. Since then, they’ve added ­­­Katrina and Riczi to the arrangement but stayed true to their Celtic and Quebecois roots with their music.

Admission is free, and this is a family friendly event. Call 518-624-3077 for more information.