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Newcastle Irish Set Dancers conduct classes in Irish Set dancing - the social dancing of the Irish. The group is located in Newcastle, New South Wales (Australia) and is part of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club.


Coming up in November will be our 15th Anniversary with the "Spring Fling" at Shamrock Hall.

Julia, Phil, Mary, Mike, Arthur & Julia all attended the annual Canberra Set Dancing weekend where we danced some sets we haven't visited in many years including the Cuchulainn Set, the South Sligo Lancers, the Aran Set, the Clare Orange and Green, The Set of Erin, and two figures of the new Jack Kenny Set.

Several members travelled south a few weekends ago to Yass for the Turning Wave Festival (Julia, Arthur, Mary, Mike & Angus). This is a fairly lowkey festval, but it ran very smoothly and all the teachers presented interesting ses. The ceili's featured live music - including some of the best musicians (out here travelling and teaching in Australia).

Coming Events

Regular classes for Newcastle Irish Set Dancers every Tuesday from 7:15-9:15 pm at The Place - Charlestown Community Centre, cnr Frederick & Ferris Sts, Charlestown. We have classes every week from the start of February through to early-mid December (with the exception of the Tuesday immediately following Easter. Downloadable map (PDF) showing how to get to our venue.

Tuesdays, 7:15-9/9:15pm

** Newcastle Irish Set Dancers
. The Place, Charlestown Community Centre in Charlestown Shopping Centre.
Sun, 2 Nov, 3-6pm Traditional Irish Session (1st Sunday of each month) - Lake Macquarie Hotel (opposite Morriset Railway Station). Contact Gabriele or Sharyn M: 0418146555 or M: 0418146554 or .
Sat, 15 Nov, 4pm Shamrock Hall – Spring Fling. Newcastle Irish Set Dancers' 15th Anniversary celebration. Contact Julia or Arthur .
Sun, 16 Nov, 4-7pm Traditional Irish/Folk Session (3rd Sunday of each month) - The Bennett Hotel, Cnr Steel & Denison Sts, Hamilton. Contact Roz & Shayne Kerr P: 4967 3167 or .
Sat, 6 Dec, 7:30-11pm ** Gaelic Club Ceili with Jimmy Mullarkey & Friends - 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills (Sydney). -- details to be advised -- $15 ($10 for members) children accompanied by adult free.

** Note: events with ** on the left are event primarily with Irish Set Dancing. The others have only part (or none) of the event devoted to Irish Set Dancing.
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More Information on sub-pages:

Irish Set Dance Instructions

Contact details

For more information choose one of the categories below, or contact one of the teachers:
   Arthur Kingsland and Julia Smith
      Telephone: (02) 4955 5701
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Newcastle Irish Set Dancers are part of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club.