Knacker’s Yard is an eight-piece group from Victoria that plays traditional Celtic folk music. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Knacker’s Yard is an eight-piece group from Victoria that plays traditional Celtic folk music. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Dance and sing with Knacker’s Yard for Winter Solstice

Celtic band will hold a West Coast Solstice Party in Port Alberni

Knacker’s Yard is looking forward to returning to the Alberni Valley for an energetic Celtic Christmas dance party.

The fiery seven-piece group from Victoria plays traditional Celtic folk music in a way that hasn’t been heard in a long time. If you missed out on their sell-out performance in September, now’s your chance to have a drink with a full cash bar and listen to the great music of Ireland, Scotland and England. Knacker’s Yard will be playing old classics like “Whiskey in the Jar,” “Wild Rover,” “Black Velvet Band” and modern originals like “Fairytale of New York” and “Streams of Whiskey” by the Pogues.

The West Coast Solstice Party will be at the Hansen Hall (3940 Johnston Road) on Friday, Dec. 21. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 on eventbrite.ca or at the door. Kids are free and welcome.