Join the women of Triskele at the Museum as we celebrate Imbolc and St. Brigid. We will mark the matron saint of Ireland's feast day with Triskele's unique blend of craic agus ceol (fun and music) as their energetic and entertaining performance will help us dust off the cobwebs and usher in Spring!
Imbolc was the Celtic celebration of the end of winter and the impending light half of the year. The hardest part of the year was over; adverse weather, cold temperatures, food rationing would soon be a thing of the past. Farmers were getting ready to go back to work, preparing animals for breeding, warriors were picking up their weapons again, and the political and social aspects of life that had been put on hold for winter were also beginning again. After the onset of Christianity in Ireland, the festival was tied in with a celebration of Saint Brigid, and transformed from a pagan one into a Christian one. Christians used Brigid as the focal point of their celebrations to smooth the transition, as Imbolc had previously been associated with a goddess of a very similar name, Brighid.
As with all Celtic festivals, Imbolc involved a host of unique customs and rituals to welcome the spring, say farewell to the winter, ward against evil and promote health and well being. Music with Triskele is a very fitting way to honor Ireland's Celtic goddess and matron saint.
Tickets cost $12 for members, $15 for non-members.