Newcastle Irish Set Dancers – Note: Class in recess until February 2019
Regular class at The Place, Charlestown Community Centre in Charlestown Shopping Centre.
|Fri-Sun, 18-20 January 2019
|| Trentham Irish
Set-Dancing Weekend. Saturday night Ceili with Paddy Fitzgerald & The
Melbourne Ceili Band. Sunday afternoon Ceili with Borderline Kaylee.
Workshops with Kirsty & Richard Greenwood, Matt Harriage
& Arthur Kingsland.
Info: Rachel McIntosh: 0430 934 329 or
/ George Ansell: 03 9890 5650 or
/ Mary Reilly: 03 9499 5965 or
|Sun, 20 Jan, 3-6 pm
||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. Contact Shayne or Roz 4967 3167 or
|Sun, 3 February 2019, 3-6pm
||Traditional Irish Session (1st Sunday each month): Lake Macquarie Hotel (opposite
Morisset Railway Station). Contact Gabriele or Sharyn
|Tue, 5 February 2019
Irish Set Dancers first class at The Place for 2019.
|Sat, 16 March 2019
| St Patrick's Eve Ceili
– Kingsgrove Uniting Church Hall (enter from Moreton Ave, Kingsgrove). Hosted by the Sydney Irish
Ceili Dancers with music by The Coast Ceili Band. Entry $15 – Supper
provided. Enquiries to Margaret Winnett
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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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) was also entered in the same “New Irish Set
Dances” competition. James’ set 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 instructions
for various Set Dances and a few ceili dances.
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.