McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

Experience a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at Bethlehem's Celtic Pub and Restaurant.

Experience a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at Bethlehem's Celtic Pub and Whiskey Bar. With authentic Irish and British Isles food made from scratch, a full bar, an extensive Irish and Scottish whisky menu, and a family-friendly atmosphere, McCarthy's is the place for a true Celtic experience in the Lehigh Valley.

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Irish Ceili Dance

  • McCarthy's 534 Main Street Bethlehem, PA, 18018 United States (map)

Join us for the IRISH CEILI DANCE at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub!

A Ceili (kay-lee) is a traditional Irish gathering of fun, fellowship, a bit of dancing, and laughs. Traditional Ceili dances were enjoyed all over Ireland at house parties and crossroad gatherings in the rural countryside, decades later they are still enjoyed in pubs and dance halls. The Bonfire, Haymakers Jig, Siege of Ennis, Fairy Reel and more are very easy to learn, and most new dancers can pick them up on their first attempt.

Our dance instructors and callers, Jeanie and Mike Cunningham, will teach the basics at the start of every ceili, and from there the dances will be walked through. Jump in and join in the fun, as you won't learn from the sidelines! We'll dance jigs, reels, hornpipes and a waltz.
Ceili dancing is suitable for all ages, so bring the whole family along. 

It's suggested that you wear cool, lightweight clothing - or layers - so you can adjust as things warm up. Leather soled shoes, or soft-soled sneakers that glide are best. Cold pints and martinis are available at the bar for general merriment and refreshments. 

Beginner lesson: 7-7:30PM
Called Dance: 7:30-9PM - a mix of jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltz. 

COST: NO COVER! There will be no charge to enter and take part in the lesson and/or dance, but we do ask that you patronize McCarthy's Red Stag Pub, by purchasing appetizers/food/drinks. Tuesday nights are $5 Martini Nights from 5pm to close! 

Open to ALL AGES, however, those who are under 16 require adult company.

DATES: March 8, 22, April 5, 19.

The Annaly Ceili Band play the Moycullen Set for dancers at a Sunday afternoon ceili during the Costa Del Clonea weekend in the Clonea Strand Hotel near Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The set is called by Carmel Kearns.