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Jimmy’s Hall - The Abbey’s rollicking 'céilí play'

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A HIGHLIGHT of the Town Hall’s autumn programme is the September visit of the Abbey Theatre with its rollicking stage adaptation of Ken Loach's critically acclaimed film, Jimmy’s Hall.

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.

Festive French music and dance

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A FESTIVE concert of French and Irish traditional music and dance takes place in the Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club, Earls Island, on Thursday December 15 at 8pm.

 

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