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Sets.ie

the website for Irish set dancers

Welcome to Sets.ie, a website about Irish set dancing with an abundance of upcoming events, articles and photos. Set dancing is probably Ireland’s most popular form of traditional dance, and can be enjoyed all across the country and in many places around the world. For an introduction to set dancing, please read the article The Joy of Sets.

The site’s sections are described below with links to some of the contents. You can use the section titles as shortcuts—tap one and you’ll return to what you were last looking at. To return to the home page from elsewhere in the site, tap Sets.ie at the top left. The site’s full contents are available from a menu which appears when you tap the capitalised headings at the top of the window.

The Home page appears by default when you visit Sets.ie. If instead you would like skip the home page on future visits and return directly to what you were last looking at, tap the second option here—

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thousands of Irish set dancing events

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Sets.ie is the best source of information on upcoming set dancing ceilis, workshops and classes. Events taking place today are shown above.

Where would you like to go dancing? Tap on a location below to see the full calendar of events taking place there—

Do you follow a favourite ceili band? Look up the schedules for dozens of bands and musicians, including these popular ones—

Find classes and workshops by hundreds of teachers, including—

If your interests are more specialised, try looking here—

Readers of Sets.ie can mark any events they are interested in with a tick . See your personal schedule (only if you have ticked one or more events) and the most popular events (3 or more ticks) using these links—

Don’t see what you’re looking for above? You can also view events for individual venues, callers and contacts, and more. Browse the full menu by clicking on HOME above and then choose the Calendar option, and then you’ll see all event categories. Also, look for the search icon % at the top right of the calendar page—tap it, type a few letters and you’ll see a list of matches.

Note that classes are normally hidden from view—there are so many that it makes it hard to find other events. If you’re specifically looking for classes, make sure they are visible. Tap the appropriate option here to change the setting—

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Set Dancing News

articles from the magazine for Irish set dancers, 2006–2017

Referred to as “the set dancer’s Bible” by some of its loyal readers, Set Dancing News magazine was published bimonthly for nineteen years from December 1997 to December 2016, a total of 115 issues. Here you’ll find articles from issues published from 2004 through 2016, plus a few from 2017 which have not been seen previously. Earlier issues will be added until the full collection is online.

Shown below are links to the most recently added articles—just tap the one you’d like to read. To see all the issues and articles available, tap on HOME at the top and choose Set Dancing News. You’ll then see the list of issues—tap on one to see its articles. While viewing articles, tap the search icon % at the top right to perform a text search of all the available issues and articles.

Photos

the largest online collection of Irish set dancing photos

A team of photographers documented set dancing events across and beyond Ireland on behalf of Set Dancing News magazine. Only a fraction of the photos from each event were published in print, but many more are available in the hundreds of albums on Sets.ie. The collection stretches back to 2001, and is organised by year and venue or event. Links to the latest albums are shown below—tap one to see its photos. To browse the full collection, tap the word HOME in the green banner at the top and choose Photos from the drop-down menu. You'll then see a list of years, and tap one to see the albums it contains. When browsing photos, tap on the search icon % at the right of the top green banner to do a menu search—type three or more letters to see all the matching albums.

Special thanks is offered to all the photographers who volunteered to take the pictures available here. Among them are Joan Pollard Carew, John Finbarr Crowley, Chris Eichbaum, Patsy Finn, Carol Gannon, Maura and Pat Lyons and Pat Murphy, and you’ll see the names of others as you browse.

The Set Dancing Anthology

interesting and historical reading about dancing

The excerpts here are about dancing in the past and are taken from books and magazines published from twenty years to two centuries ago. There are some first-hand accounts of ceilis and learning to dance in Ireland, and several on dance etiquette. The most recently added excerpts are listed below—tap on one to read it in full. To browse the full collection, tap on HOME in the top green banner and choose The Set Dancing Anthology. You’ll then see the five volumes in the collection—tap one to see the articles therein. Tap the search icon % at the right of the top green banner to type some text and find matching articles.

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Carrickmacross CCÉ presents

Féile Patrick Byrne 2019

Salamanca
Céilí Band

Sunday 14 April 3–6pm

St. Louis Secondary School Hall
Carrickmacross Co Monaghan

In concert on Saturday 13 April

Mairtín O’Connor Band

087 2396665f Féile Patrick Byrne

Naomh Pádraig Set Dancers

36th Annual
Set Dancing Workshop
& Céilí Weekend

Friday 26–Sunday 28 April 2019

St Patrick’s Community Centre
Lordship, Co Louth

Friday 26 April

9pm–12amCéilí with Triskell Céilí Band

Saturday 27 April

11am–4pmSet Dancing Workshop
with Pádraig & Róisín McEneany

9pm–12amCéilí Mór with Brian Ború Céilí Band

Sunday 28 April

11am–1pmSean Nós Workshop
with Kathleen McGlynn

2.30–5.30pmAfternoon Céilí
with Tim Joe & Anne O’Riordan

Attendance Fees
Weekend Ticket—€35 Ceili—€10
Saturday Workshop—€10 Sunday Workshop—€5

For further information contact
Michael & Kathleen McGlynn042 9376178
Jim & Mary McEneaney042 9376364

Johnny Reidy
Céilí Band in England

Slough Irish Centre

Friday 21st–Sunday 23rd June

Friday & Saturday
8.30–11.30pm £12
Sunday
2.30–5.30pm £12

londonsetdancing@yahoo.com

Neily
O’Connor

Céilí Band
in England

Slough Irish Centre
Saturday 1 June8.30–11.30pm £12 r

London Irish Centre
Sunday 2 June3–6pm £12 r

londonsetdancing@yahoo.com

Johnny Reidy

Ballykilmurray Hall R35 D7P1
near Esker Hill Golf Club outside Tullamore

Bank Holiday Today
4–7pm €10 r

Contact Benny Carroll 086 8040120

Pat Murphy’s definitive reference books for Irish set dancing

Featuring instructions for over 360 dances in total, 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 fourth 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.

New! Come West Along the Road is Pat's fifth book, which includes a total of 76 dances, including 37 of the latest newly composed and revived sets, a unique collection of 17 reels from Kerry, and much more.

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

Pat’s upcoming workshops

Saturday 6 April Carnlough Weekend Co Antrim

Saturday 4 May Half-Door TradFest Co Laois

Saturday 11 May Sweets of May Co Kerry

Saturday 18 May Féile Damhsa Gaelach Co Donegal

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Your personal Sets.ie diary

A faint circle appears after every event.

If an event interests you, tap its circle.

The event is now marked with a green tick . Once you’ve ticked one or more events, look at My Diary to see your schedule. Popular events shows what other readers are interested in.

Make your faves easy to spot

Find a ceili with your favourite band in the Sets.ie listings and tap the band’s name.

Then look for the star icon and tap that.

The band now appears in caps & colour.

This works for venues, teachers & contacts.

Wondering how to get there?

For directions to any venue listed in Sets.ie, just tap on the venue name

to see its expanded info.

Then look for the road icon d beside
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Classes are hidden by default in the Sets.ie listings.

Here’s how to see them.

Tap the gear icon G at the bottom.

On the menu under Classes tap visible to see them in the listings.

Need to contact someone?

While viewing the listings in Sets.ie, just tap on the name of a venue, band or contact to expand the basic entry—

into the more informative version—

with phone numbers, email addresses
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