The Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St./Route 9, invites all Celtic musicians, instrumental and voice, to come together to form a Central Maine Celtic Music Ceilidh. Also invited are all who enjoy listening to good Irish and Scottish music, especially families.

The first session will take place Saturday, March 25 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. In addition to a gathering to practice and play, there will be a kick-off potluck luncheon so attendees should plan on bringing a food item if they can.

Based on the response to this first session, the Arboretum hopes there will be interest in continuing such gatherings. The session is free. The conference room can seat up to 100 people and there is adequate parking for musicians and the audience.

The Arboretum is committed to expanding its offerings to the community and hope that there will be enough interest to develop an opportunity for all to appreciate good music and good craic (Irish for “fun”). All programs and events are family friendly, and children of all ages are welcome.

The Viles Arboretum, centrally located on 224 acres of fields, forests, wetlands and botanical collections, offers an ever-changing selection of programs for the general public and for schools. To learn more about the Arboretum and its programs or how to become more involved, visit, stop in or call 626-7989.