Hiddenite, NC – St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the time-honored traditions of Irish music, dance, food, and fellowship. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s annual “Irish Done Right!” will offer all of these traditions at their best.

Held on March 14, 2019 at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Educational Complex, located at 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County, this special event offers a traditional Irish meal, live performances of Gaelic music from Celtic Echoes Band and St. Joseph’s Irish Dancers.

Beginning at 6:30pm and serving as a prelude to the dinner performance, the audience will be entertained by students of Celtic Echoes Band co founder, Veda Bafford.

Dinner will begin at 7:00pm with performances to follow. This event is affordably priced at only $16 per person with dinner, performance, and tax included. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Center at (828) 632-6966.

Guests will marvel at the fast paced, skillful dance steps of Catawba County’s own, St. Joseph’s Irish Dancers. This talented dance troupe, under the direction of Meg Barrett, is comprised of 60 students from the unifour area, ranging from elementary to high school age. Barrett is a certified folk dance instructor and teaches at Lenoir Rhyne University.

The dancers will perform to authentic Gaelic music from acclaimed Iredell County area ensemble, “Celtic Echoes Band.” The members of Celtic Echoes Band have traveled to Ireland several times to as they continually develop their skill with attention to accurate interpretation of Celtic traditions.