Keltic Kick performs at Lauralton Hall's Irish Night

Lauralton Hall will hold its annual Irish Night on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and guests will be greeted by the music of TRAD, a trio with Lauralton Hall faculty member and Celtic music master, Damien Connolly and his wife Sally. The evening will officially commence with the award-winning Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band.

Once Removed, a musical group of family members that drives their audience to sing along, will add their musical talents to the mix, and step dancers from Sheeaun Academy of Irish Dance, Bridgeport, will provide a taste of the old Irish céilis with their jigs and reels.

“This will be our fifth year performing at Lauralton Hall’s Irish Night,” said Moira Speer-Warren, director of the Sheeaun Academy of Irish Dance, “and we love it. The crowd is always so responsive and it’s a great way to kick off the season. The event feels authentically Irish as everyone jumps in to join the dancing, singing and playing music.”

The evening will culminate with the sounds from Keltic Kick Band. Founder and frontman Billy Donaldson leads this group of musical friends, who have been playing pubs, clubs, weddings, private parties and Irish festivals from Orange County, N.Y. and Block Island, R.I., to Milford, and their hometown, Fairfield.

“One of the great things about Irish Night,” said Event Coordinator Kathleen Donahue, “is that everyone becomes Irish for the night.”

Proceeds support financial aid and scholarships.

The optional Best Table contest will offer guests the opportunity to become as creative and competitive as they like, decorating their tables in the spirit of the season.

A “Luck of the Irish” raffle will include many prizes. Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Bring your own beverages, ice and snacks.

The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy/Lauralton Hall is located at 200 High Street, Milford. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.  Event starts at 7:30 p.m. Advance reservations are necessary and are $25 per person. Register online at lauraltonhall.org.

For more information, contact Kathleen Donahue at 203-877-2786, ext. 114, or kdonahue@lauraltonhall.org.