Lucky Leprechaun Ball Fundraiser
March 15th, 3 to 7 pm

AOH flagJoin us for the 2015 Ancient Order of Hibernians Annual Lucky Leprechaun Ball! This event, a fundraiser for Dann’s House, will include performances from the members of Song of the Lakes, The Wild Sullys, Blue Footed Booby, Pam McCormick (Irish Dancer), Mike Kelly (Actor), Stephan MacNeil (seven-time Northern American Highland bagpipe champion), a Tribute to Robert Emmett, and our very own Shaun Anchak, who sits on the StonesHouse Board of Directors.

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The Wild Sullys

This year’s event will be held in The Workshop, at  221 Garland Street in the Warehouse District in Traverse City. The event will feature the open format of an Irish session. Rather than being like a concert or a festival, where one band at a time gets up and plays, members from different groups will all get on stage and perform together in different configurations. It should be great fun!

The Ball will also host the 36th annual Danny Boy Singing Contest! Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors.

On March 9, the Record-Eagle published a great story about the event , quoting several of Dann McCarthy’s Hibernian brothers who echoed this sentiment:

…McCarthy, who died in 2012 from a pulmonary embolism and alcohol intoxication, embodied the Hibernian motto of “friendship, unity and Christian charity.” So it’s only fitting that the ball — promoted as a family cultural event rather than a drinking event — is dedicated to raising money for the causes he believed in.
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Dann McCarthy in the 2010 Hibernian Parade

To read the entire Record-Eagle article, click here…

Tickets are $15, $10 for Seniors, and children under 12 are admitted free! Proceeds will assist the supportive housing program of Dann’s House in Traverse City.