The Dance Of The Week for this week is a well known ceili dance An Rince Mor. It’s danced throughout the world for competition and fun and is an easy dance to learn. It’s a dance that’s good for any number of couples and especially fun when you have a large hall filled with spinning people.
Click through for notes and video. Also don’t forget that shorter crib notes are available (for all dances) for use on the floor or any time you need a quick reference.
This is a fun set that’s dance all over the world. You’ll rarely find a ceili that doesn’t include the “Plain Set” as it’s frequently called. It’s a dance that’s easy to learn and has frequent opportunities to throw in a bit of battering. Click through notes and links to music sources and classic videos.
This is an Ar Rince Foirne ceili dance that you won’t find danced frequently but is fun to do. It’s danced with eight people in a square formation and there are three different tunes used, Haste to the Wedding, Leslie’s Hornpipe and The German Beau. Click through for notes and video links.
The DOTW for this week is a moderately difficult Ar Rince Foirne progressive ceili dance called the Harvest Time Jig. It should be danced lively and preferably with a very large group of people!
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This week we have another ceili dance that’s done for fun and competition, the Eight Hand Jig. If you’re studying for your TMRF, TCRG, teaching just for fun or getting ready for a ceili we have the notes for you.
The dance of the week for this week is the Listowel Stitches by Susan Harrison. It’s a combination of movements from several standard ceili dances which was first taught at the 2013 O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp and named by Lillian O’Flaherty. Click through for notes.
The Dance Of The Week for this week is the Sneem Set. Click through for notes for this dance.
There aren’t any videos to be found online but we hope to have some up soon. Many thanks to Pat Murphy for permitting us to upload our videos of the Sneem set from the 2009 Joe Mooney week! You’ll find links in the Videos section on the Sneem Set page.
The Dance Of The Week for this week is a fior ceili dance Waves of Tory. The waves in this dance are meant to represent the waves so frequently seen around the island of Tory off the north coast of Donegal. Click through for notes and links to video for this dance.
The Dance Of The Week for this week is a set dance the Paris Set from the Labasheeda area of county Clare . Click through for notes and links to video for this set.
The Dance Of The Week for this week is a set dance The South Kerry Set. It’s a simple but fun set with a mix of jig, polka and slide figures. Click through for notes and links to video for this set.