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FESTIVAL | Celtic Faire


My heart soars when I hear the joyful, lilting sounds of tin whistles and fiddle-based jigs and reels. And though I can't dance worth a damn, when I see Irish steppers do their thing, I experience a sensation akin to phantom limbs that want to join in. This weekend, Genesee Country Village and Museum (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford) will showcase the culture of Scotland and Ireland at its first Celtic Faire on Saturday, June 29.

Lovers of all things Celtic will enjoy Irish dance presented by the McMahon School of Irish Dance and MGOS Academy of Irish Dance, and traditional music of Scotland and Ireland performed by the Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums and the Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band. The fair will also include performances of small pipes in a "Ceilidh Connection," a variety of Celtic-focused activities in the Historic Village, and specialty vendors.

The grounds are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with performances beginning at 11 a.m. Admission rates are $10.50-$16.50, and free to ages 3 and under and members. For more information, call 538-6822 or visit