Come to a Christmas Celtic Kitchen Ceilidh!

The fundraiser we originally planned for October has been rescheduled and restructured to provide a more informal event in the comfortable setting of the Perth Museum Kitchen and Visitor Centre. Please join us for a Christmas Celtic Kitchen Ceilidh on Friday, Dec. 6 starting at 7:30 p.m.!

For this special heritage event the kitchen area of the Perth Museum and Visitor Centre will be turned into a “Kitchen Ceilidh” with music provided by Cratur, our favourite band from the popular summer Dinner/Theatre series.

Ceilidhs are parties that feature singing and dancing to Scottish or Irish traditional music along with storytelling, so you know you’re in for a fun evening. There will also be a fine selection of silent auction items to tempt you and some wonderful donated door prizes.

“We were looking for an affordable and comfortable way to bring together our members, volunteers and the community to raise some money for the ongoing operations of our Heritage Mica Days festival,” says event coordinator Beth Peterkin. “The Scottish and Irish theme of the ceilidh reflects the early history of the Perth Military Settlement area, including the first homesteaders in what is now known as Murphys Point Provincial Park in Tay Valley Township.” The Heritage Mica Days annual festival celebrates the history of the Silver Queen Mica Mine at Murphys Point Provincial Park from the early 1900s along with the cultural heritage of the area.

Tickets are $20 in advance and are available online at, in person at the Shadowfax store on Foster Street in Perth (cash only), by email at or by calling 613-267-5340.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $25.

Funds raised will be used to purchase equipment and supplies to enable the Friends to bring a quality festival to the community in 2014. We hope to see you on Dec. 6! Bring your toe-tapping shoes!

Christmas fundraiser poster

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