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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.

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.

Céilí in Hollymount

A céilí will take place in Cois Abhann Centre, Hollymount on Saturday night June 9.

The Galway Sessions 2012

THE GALWAY Sessions festival, a celebration of the music of Ireland, Scotland, and America, and the historical, cultural, and ethnic links between the three nations, returns next month.

Céilí in Hollymount

A céilí will take place in Cois Abhann Centre, Hollymount on Saturday February 25.

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.

Céilí in Kiltimagh

A fundraising céilí mór will take place in the Park Hotel, Kiltimagh, on March 17 with the Swallows Tail céilí band.

Preparations underway for Celtic Festival

It has been confirmed that Lili Cardoso, International Celtic harpist and part of the HarpMBass from Brittany, will be performing in this years Kilkenny Celtic Festival taking place from Sept 29 – Oct 3.

Set dancing all day and into the night in Milltown

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.

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