New Irish Ceili Dance and Lessons at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

Oct 23rd, 2015Press Release from McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar

Every other Tuesday Night, starting October 27; November 10 and 24, December 8 and 22

6 to 8PM, Beginner Lesson 6-6:30PM

COST: No Cover Charge, Please patronize McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub

Contact: Kat Moyer or Neville Gardner for further details.

Join us for Irish Ceili Dancing and Lessons at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar!

Beginning October 27, from 6 to 8PM, and every other Tuesday night, McCarthy’s will be hosting a traditional Irish Ceili Dance. A Ceili (kay-lee) is a traditional Irish gathering of fun, fellowship, a bit of dancing, and laughs. Traditional Ceili dances were enjoyed all over Ireland at house parties and crossroad gatherings in the rural countryside, decades later they are still enjoyed in pubs and dance halls. The Bonfire, Haymakers Jig, Siege of Ennis, Fairy Reel and more are very easy to learn, and most new dancers can pick them up on their first attempt.

Our dance instructors and callers, Jeanie and Mike Cunningham, will teach the basics at the start of every ceili, and from there the dances will be walked through. Jump in and join in the fun, as you won’t learn from the sidelines! We’ll dance jigs, reels, hornpipes and a waltz.
Ceili dancing is suitable for all ages, so bring the whole family along.

It’s suggested that you wear cool, lightweight clothing – or layers – so you can adjust as things warm up. Leather soled shoes, or soft-soled sneakers that glide are best. Cold pints and martinis are available at the bar for general merriment and refreshment.

Beginner lesson: 6-6:30PM
Dance: 6:30-8PM – a mix of jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltz.

COST: NO COVER! There will be no charge to enter and take part in the lesson and/or dance, but we do ask that you patronize McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, by purchasing appetizers/food/drinks. Tuesday nights are $5 Martini Nights from 5pm to close!

Open to ALL AGES, however, those who are under 16 require adult company.
About Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar: Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar are the Celtic destinations for the Lehigh Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania, bringing you all the best from Ireland and the British Isles. McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar was created to preserve Irish family traditions and memories passed down through generations, with many of the recipes used coming straight from owner Neville Gardner’s own family. Now offering a fuller Celtic pub experience with a full bar and whisky menu, both Donegal Square and McCarthy’s are open seven days a week with the exception of major holidays. More details can be found at or on


If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Neville Gardner, please call 610.866.3244 or email Neville at moc.erauqslagenodnull@elliven

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