Ceilidh - Celtic Barn Dance


Céilidh Barn Dance    7:00 pm-midnight at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park

Join us for the Estes Park Winter Festival’s kick-off event! A Céilidh Irish Barn Dance in the indoor heated pavilion at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds. Be entertained with fun and upbeat folk & Irish music by Mulligan Stew, that will make you want to kick up your heels! Follow, Professional Caller Molly Bennett, to learn the steps. We know you will have a blast!  Molly is also bringing eight professional dancers from her well-known studio, Molly Bennett School of Dance.  These girls are the best of the best at the Scottish Irish Festival in Estes each year in September.

A Ceilidh is an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish & Irish folk music, singing and folk dancing and story telling. Fun for the whole family!

Ceilidh dances tend to be either a partner dance or a group dance, with a caller who shouts out the moves - which makes a Ceilidh ideally suited for novices in an audience. It's a relaxed opportunity to meet and dance with a lot of people, friends old and new. Because the dances are so energetic, it is quite usual to pause for a chat and a drink between dances - or you can choose to just watch the other dancers while you are soaking up the energy-charged atmosphere.

Take a break from the dancing and enjoy free s'mores and hot cocoa or a drink from the bar with $4 Colorado micro-brews and $5 glasses of Colorado wine.  We are also offering $5 distillery beverages!  Full bar!  

If the weather cooperates, we will also have a small bonfire outside where you can roast your marshmellows as well and daze up at the stars.

A perfect Colorado evening of entertainment and fun!  You don't want to miss this.  Last year was our first Ceilidh Dance and it was a HUGE success, so don't miss out this year!

Admission to the Ceilidh is FREE. Sponsored by the Estes Park Wedding Association www.estesparkweddings.com