February 2013
Greetings!

Winter is in full swing, but the snow won't keep us from enjoying the kick-off of St. Patrick's Season! Wherever you are on February 15th, send out a toast to Guinness and St. Practice Day. You'll be one of so many around the world doing the same. Read on for more information about this fast-growing celebration.

While you're preparing to toast with friends and family, make sure to visit NiagaraCeltic.com for upcoming events, our souvenir sale, and the latest updates for our 13th annual festival. We've begun rolling out the thousands of photos captured during out 12th festival, both on our website and Facebook, to help get everyone excited for this year. Who knows, you may see yourself or someone you know! Be sure to visit Facebook for an upcoming contest, and in a few short weeks we'll begin announcing this year's performers.
 
The 21st Great Guinness Toast
At The Buffalo Irish Center and Around The World!
Get ready for St. Practice Day! The Great Guinness Toast is an annual event that officially kicks off St. Patrick's Season, and brings Guinness lovers across the globe together for a record-breaking 11pm EST toast. If you live in WNY, join us at The Buffalo Irish Center, details below. Or visit the event's official website for other locations and more details about this fun evening: www.thegreatguinnesstoast.com

The Buffalo Irish Center's Great Guinness Toast
February 15th
, doors open at 6pm
Tickets: $10 Pre-Sale/ $12 Door $12. Available at the BIC pub or Tara Gift Shoppe (250 Abbott Rd. in Buffalo)
Grab Your Irish Gear now so it's in your hands for the big weekend!
 
In time for St. Patrick's Season and ahead of Tartan week, we're putting all our Niagara Celtic souvenirs on sale. We have a great variety of clothing in various sizes, celebrating Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We also have our CD available, a great mix of local performers celebrating Celtic music. Plus, all profits go directly towards our 2013 festival, so you're getting great merchandise and helping us out in a big way!

The Party To Die For is Back!
Buffalo Irish Classical Theatre Company's Annual Fundraiser

February 22nd at 7pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum (453 Porter Ave. Buffalo, NY 14201) 
 
You are cordially invited to The Wake, where we'll bid a fond farewell to our fictitious friend I.M. Dunne. Mix and mingle with Dunne's "loved ones" and learn about his life and times. Enjoy food, wine and beer all night. Continuous, live Celtic Rock music by Stone Row and Poor Ould Goat. Valuable prizes from the "estate sale" and all the fun you can handle.


What Are You Doing This
St. Patrick's Season?

Looking for an event?
Visit our online WNY Celtic Events Calendar to pick out all the places you want to go every weekend! Click Here to View.

 

Hosting An Event?
We don't want to miss anything on our calendar, so please email vicki@niagaraceltic.com with details. Be sure to include event name, date, time, location and anything else you want to share. Thanks!

Coming Next Month
March is always busting with local Celtic activities, and our newsletter will be no  different. You'll learn about some events, a little about the holiday and some exciting Niagara Celtic Festival announcements.
In This Issue
Guinness Toast
Souvenir SALE
The Wake
WNY Celtic Events Calendar
Natalie MacMaster
Featured Article
Upcoming Event
February 16th at 7pm
Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls
 
Join the MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums' for a fun evening of food, music and more! Click above for more information.

Tickets: Pre-Sale $8 or 2/$15, $10 at the door.Call 716.930.1523 to order.
Buy Tickets Now
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy,"Masters of the Fiddle"

February 23rd at 8:00pm
University of Buffalo
103 Center For The Arts
Buffalo. NY 14260-6000

Upcoming Event
Lockport's AOH/LAOH
St. Patrick's Day Party
Sat. March 16th, 6-11pm
The Elk's Lodge, 6791 North Canal Rd. Lockport, NY 14094

Tickets: $8.00 at the door.
Come out and enjoy a true Irish St. Patrick's Day! This event is open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities.
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