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