Irish Set Dancers
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.
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No class on the Tuesday
immediately following Easter, i.e. Tuesday, 7th April.
- We celebrated St. Patrick's Day recently,
adjourning to the Mattara Hotel after our normal class.
- Julia & Philip hosted a great St.Patrick's Day Ceili at
Shamrock Hall with a program of dances allowing our newer
dancers could join in. We were joined by several dancers from
Sydney, including James and Sally Garner (who now dance with the
Harp Irish Set Dancers) who gave us a comprehensive
battering demonstration and short class with homework to get us
going. Later in the evening Bill & Margaret Winnett (directors
of the Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers) showed us a
wonderful medley of 6 waltzes.
- We hosted a great Ceili in East Gosford early in February with
a good turn up of dancers from Sydney, Newcastle and the Central
Coast. We'll look for another suitable date somewhere in the
middle of the year for another round of dancing.
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.
** Newcastle Irish Set Dancers. The Place,
Charlestown Community Centre in Charlestown Shopping
|Fri, 3rd - Mon, 6th Apr
||The National Folk Festival - Canberra:
all sorts of Folk music, dance, poetry, stalls, workshops
with international and local performers.
|Sun, 5 Apr, 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
Irish Set Dance class
|Sun, 12 Apr, 2-5pm
||English Country & Contra Class - All
Saints Anglican Hall, cnr Oxford & Cromwell Sts, New
Lambton. A new class suitable for all. Contact Julia or
Arthur (02) 4955 5701
|Sun, 19th Apr, 4-7pm
||Irish Music Session - (3rd Sunday of each
month) - Hotel Bennett, (cnr. Steel & Denison Rds,
Hamilton). Contact Shayne or Roz 4967 3167 or
|Fri, 5 - Mon, 8 Jun
||Bundanoon Dance Festival - Southern
Highlands. Many types of Australian, English, Scottish,
Irish, American social dancing. All sessions with live
music, and a dress up Ball on Saturday night.
|Fri, 18 - Sun, 20 Sep
||** The Turning Wave Festival - Yass:
Irish and Australian music and dance festival.
|Fri, 9 - Sun, 11 Oct
||** Set Dance Festival - Canberra.
** 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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