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Photograph Album 48

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The SE4 Straw Persons made an appearance at a ceili in Brockley in June 2000. The well-made masks were by Ena and Paddy Maye.

Geoff Holland

At the Irish Night at Lincoln Center, Manhattan, June 2000, there was open air dancing to the music of Donal Murphy, Matt Cranitch, Kevin Burke, John Carty, Ged Foley and others.

Geraldine Kuris

John Sinnott at Marie Philbin's charity ceili in June 2000 at the Oyster Manor Hotel, Clarinbridge, Co Galway.

Mairead Casey brought members of her class in Lanesboro, Co Longford, on an outing to Kilfenora in June 2000.

Michael Murphy seated on floor holds a class in his converted barn in Watergrasshill, Co Cork, on Monday nights. This class picture was taken at the end of season party in June 2000.

At this dance in the old national school in Aubane near Millstreet, Co Cork, June 2000, the music was by a two-piece band with Andrew O'Connell, fiddler with the Abbey Ceili Band.

Ger Murphy of the Abbey Ceili Band played for this ceili in Schull, Co Cork, June 2000, following the annual music and dance outing to Cape Clear Island.

A wonderful weekend took place in Lannion on the north coast of Brittany on the 24th and 25th of June when dancers from the region came together to share a number of sets and ceili dances. The sun was with us, which gave us a chance to dance on an outdoor wooden stage at the Trébeurden port. People from Rennes, Nantes, Brest, Plougastel, and Lannion had a great time, each group introducing a dance for the others - the Plain, Caledonian, Lancers, Ballyvourney Reel, Labasheeda and a number of ceili dances were shared. This was also an opportunity to practise for the trip to Miltown Malbay where a group of about ten people from Brittany had a fabulous time on the coast of County Clare.

Photo and caption thanks to Dany O'Neill, Lannion, France

A panoramic view of the Tulla Ceili Band (assembled from three photographs) playing at the Willie Clancy Summer School for the Tuesday night ceili in the Mill Theatre, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, 4 July 2000.

Dancers listening to the Tulla Ceili Band at the end of a ceili at the Mill Theatre, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, 4 July 2000.

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