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Éigse Oriel

10–12 November 2017

The Glencarn Hotel
Castleblayney County Monaghan

Ceili Time Striolán The Abbey

Social dancing Sessions Workshops

Celebrating 25 years

Clonduff Ceili Club present their

Final Farewell Ceili

Hilltown Hall Co Down

Sunday 7 May 2017 4–7pm

Music by Ceili Time

All proceeds in aid of Newry Hospice

Set Dancing Weekend

September 29th–October 1st

Creighton Hotel
Clones Co Monaghan

Ceilis & Social Dancing

Contact Thérèse: 086 8218581
047 57073therese06@eircom.net

Céilí in Fossa Hall
Killarney Co Kerry

Sunday 14 May 2017
3–6pm €10 U18 €5 r

Music by
Neily O’Connor
Céilí Band

Contact Noreen Lyne 087 6387337
Tony O’Connor 087 6258641

Follow Me Up to Carlow

Set Dancing Weekend

September 29th–October 1st

Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow Town

Weekend Ceilis

Friday 9.30pm–1amThe Abbey

Saturday 9.30pm–1amBrian Ború

Sunday 2.30–5.30pmTaylor's Cross

Workshops with Syl Bell

Saturday 10.30am–12.45pm2.30–4pmSunday 11am–12.45pm

Ceilis €10 Workshops €5 Weekend Ticket €35

Session contributors welcome

Hotel Bookings 059 9131308 Website www.sevenoakshotel.com

Special Rate 2 Nights B&B + Evening Meal €119pps

Full use of Health & Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, etc

Hotel 500m from Train Station Optional Local Tours Available

Contacts Syl Bell 087 6389520 John Meaney 086 8146842
Sean O'Keeffe 086 1005940

Y Céad Míle Fáilte

To musicians, singers & set dancers

visiting Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday night set dancing sessions at St Philip’s Church Hall, 146–150 Hoddle Street, next to Collingwood Town Hall

Melbourne Comhaltas Set Dance Weekend
16–19 June 2017 Avondale Heights

Comhaltas Melbourne

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Inis Cathaigh Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Kilrush Trad Music &
Set Dancing Festival

4–7 August 2017 Kilrush Co Clare

Friday 4 August

1–4pmWorkshop with Mike Mahony in Teach Cheoil

6.45pmOfficial opening in The Square

7–9.30pmCeili with Dal gCais Ceili Band in The Square

Saturday 5 August

10am–1pmWorkshop with Mike Mahony in Teach Cheoil

2.30–5.30pmCeili with Johnny Reidy Ceili Band in The Square

8pmTraditional Concert featuring local artists in Teach Cheoil

Sunday 6 August

2pmSession with Inis Cathaigh CCÉ & Sean Nós Dance Competition in The Square

7–9.30pmCeili with Shandrum Ceili Band in The Square

Bank Holiday Monday 7 August

7–9.30pmCeili with Star of Munster Ceili Band in The Square

Traditional Music Sessions in the pubs at 10pm throughout the Festival

EnquiriesCeili: Vincent O'Halloran 086 0854834
Music: Ann Hayes 087 2663718

The Devil’s Bit Ceili Club

Templemore Arms Hotel Templemore Co Tipperary

Sunday ceilis at the new time of 7–10pm €10 tea & scones

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12 November

Ger Murphy & Ken Cotter

Ceili Time

Glenside

Ken Kelleher

Taylor’s Cross

Brian Ború

Sets called by Joan Pollard Carew

1st Thursday Rambling House

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Contact Joan Pollard Carew 086 8718819
& Danny Webster 087 7936113

Trip to Durrow Céilithe

Castle Arms Hotel Durrow Co Laois

Friday 12 May

Friday 2 June

Friday 14 July

Friday 11 August

Friday 1 September

Friday 6 October

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Taylor’s Cross

Salamanca

Uí Bhríain

Johnny Reidy

Neily O’Connor

Shandrum Five Counties

Brian Ború

Uí Bhríain

€10 admission Refreshments served

Join us every Monday 8–10pm for our weekly class & ceili

ContactDeclan Doocey & Grace O’Donnelltap names for contact info

Pat Murphy’s definitive reference books for Irish set dancing

Featuring instructions for over 230 dances, the history of set dancing and its revival, explanations of steps, definitions, and more

Toss the Feathers was Pat’s first book originally published in 1995, now reprinted in a new and updated edition with 64 classic sets including the Plain, Sliabh Luachra, Caledonian, West Kerry and Connemara, plus descriptions of the steps and a detailed history of set dancing.

The Flowing Tide, the second volume, documents 57 newly revived sets, among them the Donegal, East Galway (2 versions), Williamstown, Mealagh Valley, Glencree and Hurry the Jug. The original edition from 2000 is hard to find, and it is now available in a new version.

Apples in Winter was published by Pat himself in 2009 with instructions for 47 sets, 32 two-hand dances and 11 céilí dances. Instructions for popular favourites such as the Ballyduff, Kilfenora Plain, Boyne, Claddagh, Moycullen and Sliabh Fraoch can be found inside.

Tabhair dom do Lámh (Give Me Your Hand) is the latest volume in the series, with 52 recently revived and newly composed sets like the Ballyfin, Ballykeale, Camp, Corballa, Merchant, Moate, Rinkinstown and Templebeg, plus a selection of two-hand and céilí dances.

All books are available directly from w Pat Murphy (tap name for contact info, tap icon for Pat’s full workshop schedule).

Pat’s upcoming workshops

Saturday 29 April Half-Door TradFest Co Laois

Saturday 6 May Sweets of May Co Kerry

Saturday 20 May Féile Damhsa Gaelach Co Donegal

Saturday 10 June Connie Ryan Gathering Co Tipperary

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