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18 September 2009 Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band 16 October 2009 Green Gates Ceili Band 20 November 2009 Ceol na gCroí Ceili Band 18 December 2009 Green Gates Ceili Band
Live music ceilis from 8pm to 12am, with calling by Jerry Kennedy. Contact Dan Dennehy.
18 September 2009 8pm-12.30am please confirm 16 October 2009 8pm-12.30am Felim Egan and friends 20 November 2009 8pm-12.30am Peter Yeats and friends
Dancing begins with a lesson in the first hour followed by live music, $10. Contact Maldon Meehan.
19 September 2009, 8pm-12am, free
Ceili. Contact Noel Reid.
19-20 September 2009
The weekend festival includes a ceili on Saturday night, 19 September, with music by local favourites Turn the Corner.
20 September 2009, 3-8pm, $12
Comhaltas ceilis on the third Sunday feature music by Eileen Clune Goodman, John and Gerry Kennedy, Mike Rafferty and guests. There's a dancing lesson in the first hour. Contact Bridie and John DalPizzol.
Future ceilis: 18 October, 15 November, 20 December 2009, 17 January, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May 2010
25 September 2009, 7pm, $12
The monthly fourth Friday ceili begins with a workshop in the first hour then from 8pm there's live music by either John Brennan or Kevin McGillian plus friends. Contact John Shields, Cass Tinney and Tom O'Malley.
Also on: 23 October, 27 November 2009
26 September 2009 Pete Kelly Ceili Band 24 October 2009 John Whelan 28 November 2009 Pete Kelly Ceili Band 26 December 2009 Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band
Monthly charity ceilis at 8pm-12am. Contact Tom Keaveney.
26 September 2009, 6-8pm
The Irish Inn Mates and Shepherd's Pie plays for set and ceili dances. Contact Marilyn Moore.
27 September 2009, 2-6pm, $13
Monthly dances with ceili dancing and two or three sets danced to music by Pancho, Kevin and Jimmy McGillian. Contact Bud Burke.
Also on: 15 November, 20 December 2009
2 October 2009, 7.30-11pm, $10
Dancing begins with a lesson in the first half hour followed by live music. Contact Sam Keator.
Future dates: 6 November, 4 December 2009, 1 January, 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May 2010
4 October 2009, 3-6pm, $7
The Lone Star Ceili Band plays for a dance session led by Michael and Susan Harrison.
More dates: 1 November, 6 December 2009
9 October 2009, 8pm-12am, $10
A ceili usually with house band Turn the Corner. Contact Kelly Jones and Anna Costanzo.
More ceilis: 13 November, 11 December 2009
9 October 2009, 7-11pm, $10
Ceili dancing with live music by Hanz Araki. Maldon Meehan teaches the basics in the first hour and calls all the dances. Contact Susan Spencer.
Future dates: 13 November, 11 December 2009
9-12 October 2009
Upstate New York's Catskills Mountains make a beautiful setting for this weekend packed with music and dance. Six ceili bands are here, the Four Courts and Taylor's Cross from Ireland, the Doon Ceili Band from St Paul, Minnesota, and three local groups, Pete Kelly, Green Gates Ceili Band and Pride of Moyvane, playing in rotation throughout the weekend. Tony Ryan is here as well to teach workshops and call the sets. Top musicians are also performing during the weekend, including Martin Hayes, Joe Burke and Cherish the Ladies, and there are trad music workshops. The venue is a resort in the Catskill Mountains outside the little town of Ellenville about two hours from New York City. The package includes all entertainment, meals and accommodation. Contact Gertrude Byrne.
10 October 2009, 6-8pm, $15
The Bogwanderers Ceili Band plays for set and ceili dances. Marilyn Moore provides the calling and a half-hour lesson at the start..
Also on: 14 November, 12 December 2009
11 October 2009, 4.30-8.30pm
They dance at the back of the pub to live music provided by J Patrick's All-Stars led by Peter Fitzgerald. The sets are called by Marilyn Moore. After the ceili live music continues until midnight. Contact J Patrick's.
Future dates please confirm: 8 November, 13 December 2009
11 October 2009, 2-5pm, free
A ceili with mostly live music and ceili dancing. Contact Margaret Cupples and Catherine Sherer Bishop.
Future dates: 15 November 2009
18 October 2009, 2-6pm, $13
Pocono Mountain set and ceili dancing with music by Pancho Pantoni and Kevin and Jimmy McGillian. Contact Jean Cunningham.
24 October 2009 Barra *> 23 January 2009 Two Tap Trio
Loma Mór Irish Dance Club ceilis, 7.30pm. Contact Karen Cieminski.
Also on: 23 April 2010
30 October 2009, 7.30-11.30pm, $10
The ceili begins with a lesson, followed by live music with Dave Cory, Landon Kuhn and Kellam Throgmorton. Contact Sam Keator.
30 October-1 November 2009, $165
This annual weekend commemorating Connie Ryan's contribution to set dancing is again in Rehoboth Beach, the top resort along the short Atlantic coast of Delaware. It is based in a pleasant hotel on the boardwalk facing the beach and ocean. Pádraig and Róisín McEneany are visiting from Ireland to lead workshops on Saturday and Sunday and call sets at ceilis on Friday and Saturday nights. New York area musicians Brendan Dolan, Felix Dolan, Dylan Foley, Jimmy Kelly and John Whelan make the music. Shoppers take note - the town boasts three outlet malls and Delaware has no state sales tax. Contact Linda Fitzpatrick.
23-30 January 2010, $1304.19-2704.19
An Irish cruise of the Caribbean featuring Matt Cunningham and his band among the performers. The ship makes stops in San Juan, St Maarten, Tortola and Nassau. Contact Mary Rowley.
2-5 April 2010
Contact Elizabeth MacDonald.
21-24 May 2010
A celebration of Irish culture on Canada's smallest province.
23-30 May 2010, $1597-3197
This popular cruise of the Caribbean offers entertainment by a host of Irish performers, including Micheál Sexton and Pat Walsh and the Pete Kelly Ceili Band. Gerard Butler is coming along to teach dance workshops. The itinerary starts and finishes from the pier at 55th Street on the west side of Manhattan, making several stops in Bermuda and another in Charleston, South Carolina. Per-person price shown varies with room type and includes shared accommodation, meals, entertainment, port charges and taxes. Contact Gertrude Byrne.
6-8 August 2010
Contact Dublin Irish Festival.
19-22 August 2010
For more information, visit the Irish Fest web site at www.irishfest.com or contact Jane Anderson regarding the Fest and Jane Walrath for questions about the summer school.
Future festivals: 18-21 August 2011
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