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Dan Furey's cottage is visited every year by dancers attending the Dan Furey Weekend in Labasheeda, Co Clare, September 1999.

It's a rare privilege to dance the Caledonian set in Dan Furey's cottage.

There were a large number of overseas visitors at the Dan Furey Weekend in Labasheeda. Those pictured here were unique because they stayed until the bitter end. Seen here after the last ceili are Larry and Lenette Taylor from Ohio, Kathy and Bill Gavin from Maine, Sayaka Maeda from Japan, Tom Farley and Jim Bradley from New York, and Jacquie and David Woods from Sydney.

The Cornish Folk Festival at Wadebridge on the August bank holiday weekend is undoubtedly one of the best English folk festivals and at it you'll find some of the best Irish set dancing of the season, in spirit if not in style. This is thanks to Clare Wilson, one of the festival organisers and a keen set dancer seen on the left. This year the workshops were taught by Pete Maw who also called the ceilis. The music was provided by Simon Knight and Show the Lady-excellent as always. Fine weather allowed for impromptu dancing in the street. In this photo Pete and his brother Mick somehow ended up dancing the Ballyvourney Jig Set together - Celia Bryan

Celia Bryan

Carol Weaver and Pete Maw were delighted to be dancing in Exeter to the music of Pádraig Ó Sé and John Sanders at the weekend in September 1999, along with everyone else!

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Elated by the weekend in Exeter are Brian Saunders, Jackie McNerney, Alison Murray, organiser John Earle, and Judy and Rob Spargo.

Nuala Coll

The crowd at the weekend in Exeter, Devon, in September.

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Durham Set Dancers - 'We may not have all the steps off perfectly but we certainly know how to have a good time!'

Eibhlín Inglesby

A birthday surprise for Liz Adlum, keyboard player with the Glenside Ceili Band, during a ceili at Quex Road, Kilburn, London. It was the first visit to London for the band during a weekend in September 1999.

Mark Waters

Strawboys arrived at Vaughan's Barn, Kilfenora, to congratulate a recently married couple.

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