Following on the heels of Portarlington’s National Celtic Festival comes a brand-new show titled Fun With The Celts – From Irish Toasts to Welsh Myths.
The show is part of the City of Greater Geelong’s Morning Showtime at the Potato Shed series.
Produced by Drop Of A Hat Geelong, the show features beautiful music and laughter, from some lesser-publicised Celtic nations – think Cornwall, Wales and the Isle of Man – as well as the more familiar Scottish and Irish components.
Hosted by Colin Mockett, the show’s all-Geelong cast features Shirley Power and Geoff Sinnbeck from the Drop Of A Hat band, along with Marie Goldsworthy singing Gaelic and Cornish lullabies.
And a really unusual guest, the Chieftain of all the Scottish clans in Geelong, Dr Maurice Marshall.
Chieftain Maurice, in his full regalia, will recite poems from Scottish poets including Robbie Burns’ “To A Haggis”, which will have a live translation into Australian by Colin Mockett.
The show is in Drop of a Hat’s Showtime tradition, using dialogue, song and humour backed by projected images.
And, yes, the show will debunk some myths that have grown spread about Celts over the years.
It’s all part of the series’ fun and fine music tradition.
Fun With The Celts – From Irish Toasts to Welsh Myths is at The Potato Shed, nPeninsula Drive, Drysdale, on Tuesday June 19 at 10.30am.
Tickets cost $15 and include refreshments – buy them from COGG outlets or phone 5251 1998.