Newcastle Irish Set Dancers

 

Dance Instructions

Newcastle Irish Set Dancers conduct classes Irish dance sets including those listed below. The group also practises various ceili dances.

If you wish to contact us then is probably the best way.

Instructions are available (or are being prepared) for the dances listed below.

Newcastle Irish Set DancersIrish Sets:

Ceili Dances:

 

Other Sites containing Irish Set Dance Instructions

 

Irish Dance Music

Traditional Irish music is used for set dancing. The main categories are:

  • Reel - in 4/4 time, usually fast, the most popular of rhythms
  • Hornpipe - in 4/4 time, but with every second beat strongly accented
  • Jig - in 6/8 (derived from the European gigues?)
  • Slide - in 6/8 time
  • Polka - 2/4 time (local to the Cork/Kerry region, similar to European polka?)

Bill Lynch's site has comprehensive details of CDs, cassettes, videos, books, etc.
A separate page discusses music for dancing the Sets and some useful sources (CDs, cassettes and videos).


Newcastle Irish Set Dancers are part of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club.


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Page created by: Arthur Kingsland
Updated: 6 December 2016