The Sixth Annual Schenectady Celtic Heritage Day, presented by a partnership of the Schenectady County Historical Society and the Schenectady Ancient Order of Hibernians, will be held at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction on June 6, 2015 from 11 am to 7 pm.
This year’s event brings live music from regional Celtic favorite Triskele, as well as Dublin Train Wreck, and the Fiddler’s Tour plus Celtic dance performances by the Braemor Highland Dancers and the Farrell School of Irish Dance.
The event also features food and drink; kids’ games; blacksmithing, sheep-shearing, boat, and wool demonstrations; craft fair; historic exhibits from the Schenectady County Historical Society and the Irish American Heritage Museum; genealogy workshops; tours; and more.
Celtic Heritage Day is part of the Schenectady County Historical Society’s “Exploring Schenectady County’s Immigrant Past Project” which examines how immigration, diversity, and cultural identity have shaped Schenectady County. The Project and the Celtic Heritage Day are supported by grants from the New York Council for the Humanities and the Schenectady County Initiative Program.
Mabee Farm Historic Site is located at 1100 Main Street, in Rotterdam Junction, NY. Admission to the Celtic Heritage Day is $10 per car.