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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.

Celtic Flames nights @ Monroe’s Live

CELTIC FLAMES, a 20 piece Galway group, play traditional Irish music, song and dance every Wednesday this month at Monroe’s Live.

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 Kiltimagh

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

Win two tickets to Fuaim Chonamara at Monroe’s Live

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Fuaim Chonamara is continuing its fantastic run at Monroe's Live, Dominick Street, Galway for just two more nights.

Trad gigs and workshops in Renvyle

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Fans of trad music and those who want to learn how to sing and dance in the sean nós style will be making their way to Renvyle this weekend.

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.

Spectacular sean nós show for Royal Theatre Castlebar

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They have performed with Sharon Shannon, De Dannan, and Altan and now the hugely popular and talented Cunningham family from Connemara are set to take centre stage themselves at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on March 7, with a spectacular new music and dance show called Fuaim Chonamara (The Sound of Connemara). Fuaim Chonamara boasts a wealth of talented musicians and dancers from all over the west of Ireland. Brian Ó Cuinneagáin headlines the show direct from his US tour with Teada and Seamus Begley. He will be joined on stage by his sisters Irene, Ashling, and Lorraine, while his younger brother Michael also features as a dancer and musician.

See Galway short film on YouTube

SECRET HIDING Place, a short film written, produced, and directed by Galway based filmmaker and comedian Emmet O’Malley in 2008 can now be seen on YouTube.


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