Enjoy a Celtic Night at the Springfield Museums

The Springfield Museums’ Culture & Cocktails series will continue with “Celtic Nights” on Thursday, March 1, from 5 to 8 pm in the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.

Guests will enjoy live music by Zoë Darrow and the Fiddleheads, a traditional Celtic trio from Blandford, Massachusetts. Zoë Darrow, born in 1989, began fiddling when she was four years old. Her recordings Please Don't Eat the Fiddleheads! and Fiddle Me This include both traditional and contemporary tunes. Current performances feature favorites from those recordings plus new inspirations from her trips to Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, and Ireland.

There will also be Irish-inspired hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with an “Irish Gold” as the featured cocktail. Artist Jeff Kern will do painting and drawing demonstrations, and watercolorist Susan Pecora will be creating a painting of one of the antique automobiles in the museum. Claire Hopley, author of The History of Tea, will talk about the Celtic tradition of serving tea. Copies of her book will be available for sale.

Admission is free for members of the Springfield Museums and $5 for non-members. The event is for people over 21. Both members and nonmembers are encouraged to make advance reservations through springfieldmuseums.org or by phone at 413.263.6800, ext. 379.

The media sponsor for the Culture & Cocktails series is The Republican.

Free, secure onsite parking is available.