Music, dancing and storytelling highlight Celtic family evening

Kick up your heels for A Celtic Family Evening with the Martin Family Band Saturday, Oct. 15, at Bucks County Community College. The show, featuring Irish and American fiddle tunes and Irish step dance routines, gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Gateway Auditorium on the campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown.

The band revolves around the eight-member Martin family: parents Nelson and Elaine, 20-year-old Emily, 18-year-old Melissa, 15-year-old Brian, 13-year-old Christy, 10-year-old Zach and 5-year-old Alex. Nearly all play the fiddle, while Emily adds bagpipes and banjo, Melissa picks up the accordion and Irish whistle, and Nelson and Brian play guitar. Family friend Earl Pyles completes the group on drums.

Traditional Irish step-dancing and storytelling round out the program. A reception follows the show, where audience members can meet the performers and enjoy free refreshments, many of which are homemade.

Tickets are $15. Children under age 12 are free. Proceeds benefit CCC Celt, which maintains the BCCC Library’s Celtic Collection and provides an annual scholarship to Bucks.

Tickets can be purchased online at; at the BCCC Bookstore in the Library Building on campus; at the Newtown Book & Record Exchange, located at 102 S. State St. in Newtown Borough, or at the door. For group sales, call 215-968-8087.

Music, dancing and storytelling highlight Celtic family evening - Entertainment - Bucks Local News


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