Milltown Community Centre will come alive with the sound of set-dancing on Saturday April 17 for a day of workshops and a ceili that night. The workshops are being promoted by Westmeath Rural Arts and will take place from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
Renowned tutor Karen Freerick whose family have given classes all over the world will lead the workshops which are open to all who are interested in learning set-dancing or fine-tuning their skills. The workshops will cover the Boyne Set and the Williamstown Set.
Anyone looking for further information about the workshops should contact Eamonn O’Donoghue on (087 ) 2513000. Admission for the workshops is €5. To cap off a great day, the Frank Gavigan branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann are holding a ceili that night with the Brian Boru band from 10pm to 1am, admission to the ceili is €10 including tea.
The Westmeath Rural Arts committee is made up of people from the area between Emper and Multyfarnham and Streete and Rathconrath and they are all helping to promote the workshops and will be involved in hosting the event on the day. The rural arts initiative is funded and supported by Westmeath Community Development Limited through the Rural Development (LEADER ) Programme 2007-2013.
All are welcome at the next public meeting of the Westmeath Rural Arts Initiative which takes place in Weir’s, Multyfarnham on Tuesday, April 27 at 8pm.
For more information or to be added to the networks mailing list you can contact the project co-ordinator, Conor O'Leary on (087 ) 9048095 or email [email protected].