|| Newcastle Irish Set Dancers
Regular class at The Place, Charlestown Community Centre in Charlestown Shopping Centre.
|Sun, 17 November
||Irish Music Session (3rd Sunday of each month): The Town Hall Hotel (Cnr Turton Rd &
Station St). Off-street parking via Station St / Close to Waratah Railway Station. The bistro will be open all afternoon and
Contact Shayne or Roz 4967 3167 or
| Sat, 30 November
||Irish National Association - End of Year Ceili
Gaelic Club, Level 1, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills.
Music: Jimmy Mullarkey
Tickets: $15 ($10 INA members) – includes light supper
Info: Trish 02 9580 4865 or
Sets: Ballykeale, Cashel, Clare Lancers, Newport, Waltz, South Sligo Lancers, North Kerry, Ballyvourney, Plain.
|?? Sun, 8 December
||Traditional Irish Session (2nd Sunday each month): O’Murrays Irish Bar, Bakehouse Lane,
Contact Gabriele or Sharyn
|Tue, 17 December
|| Last night of dancing for 2020. Christmas celebration - contact Julia & Arthur for details.
|| Trentham Irish Set-Dancing Weekend (Vic.)
Info: Rachel McIntosh: 0430 934 329 or
/ George Ansell: (03) 9890 5650 or
/ Mary Reilly: (03) 9499 5965 or
Note: events with on the left are events either
primarily with Irish Set Dancing, or a stream of events devoted to Irish Set Dancing (mainly applied to festivals). The other events
are either entirely musical occasions, or with only part of the event devoted to Set Dancing.
Local contributions to the Irish Set Dance community
Two Irish Set dances have been created directly connected to our local group:
- The Charlestown Set was written by Julia Smith and
entered into the “New Irish Set Dances” competition conducted at the “Sweets of May” festival in Tralee, Ireland in 2013. This set is
becoming increasingly popular, not only in Australia, but also in Ireland and quite a few other countries. For example, there is a YouTube
video of this set being taught by the Association Ceili 7 en Vienne.
- The Hunter Valley Set was written by
James Garner (a former member of the Newcastle Irish Set Dancers, now resident in Sydney). It was also entered in the same “New Irish
Set Dances” competition and won the competition! James' set has also been taught at workshops and danced at the occasional ceili.
Newcastle Irish Set Dancers concentrates on dancing sets, but occasionally dances some ceili dances. We have detailed instructions
for various Set Dances and a few ceili dances.
Newcastle Irish Set Dancers' Set Dance Instructions and Videos page
contains links to instructions and videos available on the Internet for the various sets dances that that we have dance in the last few
- 17/7/19: Draft instructions for the new Lake
Macquarie Half Set.
Still a work in progress, Figure 5 (in particular) still needs some work to suit typical waltz music!
For more information choose one of the categories below, or contact one of the teachers:
and Julia Smith
Newcastle Irish Set Dancers are part of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club.