Belfast native offers traditional food, music at Lebanon community event

Belfast native offers traditional food, music at Lebanon community event

Just about every March, Seamus Carmichael – a indigenous of Magherafelt in South Derry, Northern Eire, who now can make tunes in the Lebanon place – begins baking.

“Soda bread, scones and cakes, the forms of treats that I grew up with again in the North of Eire,” Carmichael claims. “Then I’d start out educating my young ones music, and a number of words and phrases of Irish if they have been inclined to find out. It would all culminate in our family’s big St. Patrick’s Day Ceili, wherever kids and mothers and fathers would get collectively and celebrate their heritage, and stimulate buddies to master a music or set on a very little functionality for the group.”

It could possibly have commenced out as a tradition for loved ones and mates, but the custom has grown, Carmichael suggests.

“Once the young children were more substantial it grew to become a present to the group,” he states, “and the Lebanon Artwork Middle became the location … and in new yrs it has morphed into what we in Eire utilized to connect with a ‘Guest Tea’.”

Carmichael functions in the library at Penn Condition Hershey Med Centre. He previously taught artwork background at the Lebanon campus of HACC and is a previous board member at the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts, exactly where he coordinated 1st Friday functions and gallery exhibitions.

He enjoys receiving the local community associated in his Irish traditions.

“After baking for a week, I assemble some musical close friends and we provide up those breads, scones and cake with an accompaniment of Irish tunes and tunes,” he explains.

Everyone is welcome to join him from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Lebanon Arts Center, 770 Cumberland St.

“Come hungry and ready to sing alongside,” Carmichael says.

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