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Fundraising table quiz to take place in Loughrea

A quiz will take place tomorrow Friday February 20 to help fund a Galway dancer’s trip to compete in the World Championships for Irish dancing.

Turlough museum to celebrate Mayo’s Riverdance inspiration

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It has been 20 years since Riverdance burst onto the stage as the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, prompting the whole world to sit up and take notice (and fall in love with) the power and beauty of Irish music and dance.

Do you remember the ceili band era?

Moate has a proud tradition of both ceili bands and Irish traditional music. The Moate Ceili Band was founded in the early 1930s and was the first provincial band to broadcast from Radio Eireann. It broadcast regularly on Irish radio over the next 15 years (on average 10 times per year) and toured extensively both in Ireland and England.

A night of Irish dancing and traditional Irish music

This Sunday, August 10 the Prince welcome back their Irish dancing and traditional Irish music night to enjoy with family and friends.

Sean nós and Irish dancing challenge

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A Sean Nós and Irish Dancing Challenge will take place at 9pm in the Cruiscín Lán Hotel, An Spidéal, this Sunday June 8 to help raise funds for the Coiste Traidphicnic festival, now in its third year.

Get ready to be magnetised

MAGNETIC, A dance show from John Scott which is constructed like a movement symphony, is coming to the Town Hall Theatre.

Singing lessons/vocal coaching now available with Heartbeat of Home lead singer Lucia Evans

After a seven month tour as the lead singer of Heartbeat of Home, a new show from the producers of Riverdance that has received rave reviews, Lucia Evans will be returning to Galway and giving one-on-one singing lessons and vocal coaching.

Fifty years a-dancing

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The word ceili means a gathering of neighbours in one house, which emphasised the social nature of the gathering. This inevitably led to music, singing, and dancing, to people doing their party pieces. There were a lot of ceilis in Mick and Maisie Hession’s household on Kingshill in Salthill. Mick Hession was an uileann piper who played a number of other instruments as well, and he regularly had other musicians visit the house for sessions.

Dancing at The Crossroads — again

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The organisers of Dancing At The Crossroads in Castlebar are delighted to announce this year’s event will go ahead on Sunday June 1, the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend. After the success of the last two years, such was demand that it was decided to extend the dancing this year and invite more performers and dancers to join in the fun. The music this year will start at 5pm, and kicking off the evening will be local traditional group Rolling Waves under the musical directorship of fiddler John Kilkenny. They will be joined on a specially constructed dance platform by students from the world famous Cresham School of Irish Dancing.

New sean-nós dancer for NUIG

CONNEMARA’S GEARÓID Ó Dubháin has been appointed sean-nós dancer in residence for 2014 at NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies.

 

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