Irish Set Dancing in Nova Scotia

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Sets in September!


10th anniversary poster by Jane Lombard

Sets in September: A Weekend with Maureen Culleton

The Annual Weekend Workshop has been our signature event since 1996. Dance Master Pat Murphy has been our instructor for most of those years, but this year we were pleased to welcome Maureen Culleton. Maureen hails from County Laois, when she holds an annual Festival of Dance in Ballyfin.

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Novice and experienced dancers welcome!

Here's the 2016 schedule for Sets in September:

Friday, September 9
House party! Contact us for details.

Saturday, September 10
All Saturday events take place at the All Nations Christian Reformed Church Hall, 2535 Robie Street (corner of Robie and Charles Streets), Halifax.

Morning workshop
10:00-12:00 - $20

Box lunch and/or Seisún
12:00-2:00 - Players welcome!
NOTE: If you’re interested in Box Lunch at the venue, where you can eat, play tunes, and/or dance, please let us know ASAP. If there is enough interest, we will have sandwiches and munchies prepared. The price would be nominal–e.g., $10/person–and certainly cheaper than eating in the neighbourhood.

Afternoon workshop
2:00-4:00 - $20

Evening Céilí Mór
8:00-11:00 - $20
Live music with Kevin Roach, Jane Lombard, and the rest of our favourite players.

Sunday, September 11
Trad step dance class
10:00-12:00 - $20
Upstairs at the Happy Soul Dance Studios, 3089 Oxford Street (corner of Oxford Street and Bayers Road, above the Westcliff Diner, entrance on Bayers Road)
Maureen plans to teach Steip a' Chipín from the Macroom area of County Cork, traditionally danced by two people over crossed sticks.

Brunch
11:00-2:00 - on you own tab
Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
5136 Prince Street, Halifax

Dance session with live music
2:00-4:00 - No charge
Also at the Old Triangle

Monday, September 12
Set Dancing Class
6:30-8:00
Studio B, Happy Soul Dance Studios, 3089 Oxford Street (corner of Oxford Street and Bayers Road, above the Westcliff Diner, entrance on Bayers Road)
For Halifax dancers and anyone staying on, Maureen will be teaching the first of our Fall session weekly Monday evening set dance classes.