A night of dancing, music and fun is in store today, 16th March, as the Belfast arts venue recreates a unique parish hall-style knees-up. With traditional Irish and Scottish music by live band Haste to the Wedding, a professional Ceilidh caller to help with the moves and some comedic interludes, this is a chance to ring in St Patrick’s Day with friends and family.
The event kicks off at 8pm and there will be a fully licensed bar available on the night, as well as free tea and sandwiches. Ticket bookers will get the chance to enter the hotly-anticipated ‘lovely boys’ competition, in which male participants will be asked to do ‘a turn’ on the night and show a shapely calf or two! Tickets cost £12 per head and are on sale now, with special rates available for dance groups who participate.
Gillian Mitchell, Director of Programmes at the MAC, commented:
“We wanted to create a St Patrick’s party which offers a night of fun and plenty of laughs for families and friends. We all remember the days of the local church disco and trying to persuade someone to join you for a dance – it’s that kind of nostalgic, simple, old-school feel that we will be creating with this event. There’ll be plenty of tea and sandwiches to enjoy, as well as a fully licenced bar.
“We’d love to have some serious Scottish and Irish dancers there to show the rest of us how it’s done, so are calling on dancing groups to get in touch and come along. For the ‘lovely boys’ competition, we are calling on all those fine specimens out there to show if they have the shapeliest calf in the city or the most polished shoes in the country – fans of Father Ted will know exactly what this will entail.”
Tickets are available from the MAC box office or via themaclive.com.