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Next Meeting and Program:

Friday, October 14, 2022

7 PM

A Celtic New Year Performance by

the Bardic Sisters!

at the German-American Club

4821 Menaul NE

The Bardic Sisters will reprise the program they created last October for an event called "Spooky Las Cruces," where they performed outside the Branigan Cultural Center as part of its Samhain celebration. Samhain (pronounced "sow-in"), in a literal translation, means “summer’s end” and is the Irish Gaelic word for November. Oíche Shamhna means “Eve of Samhain” or, as we call it, Halloween.

The Bardic Sisters are a music/storytelling duo, comprised of Gwen Easterday and Kathy Wimmer, and featuring Celtic harps. They will tell a story from County Cavan called “Michael and the Haunted House,” and will accompany a Samhain tale, “Nera’s Adventures in the Otherworld,” with sound effects and tunes such as “She Moved through the Fair” and “King of the Fairies.”  The tale includes the zombie-like creatures called the Sluagh Sidhe. There might even be an appearance of two ghosts from the Belfast Harp Festival of 1792!

There is no charge for this event and everyone is invited! We ask that you bring a sweet or salty snack to share!

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The St. Andrew Scottish Society of NM


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