Around the end of each term, we typically have an end-of-term "hooley".
These "hoolies" are not open to the public - they are for people who have attended my classes during the term. They are an opportunity for us to dance through the dances we have learned during the term.
It's not necessary to have been at class every week during the term, but people who attended every week will have been there when we learned each of the dances, whereas people who missed weeks may find that they are doing a dance for the first time at the hooley. In any case, I'll still describe each figure, before we dance it, at the hooley.
People from all three classes are welcome at all hoolies - it's an opportunity to cross the liffey and dance with class participants from "the other side of town".
Upcoming Hoolies - End-of-term Easter 2019:
Dublin 9 (City North) click here for map
Music by: Mary McNamara (Concertina) and Sorcha Costello (Fiddle), with Catherine Mc Hugh (Keyboard) and Derek Hickey (Accordion)
Mary McNamara, from from Tulla in East Clare, plays concertina at a lovely steady pace. Mary and her daughter, Sorcha, on fiddle, recently released an amazing CD called "The Lady's Cup of Tea", which is one of my all-time-favourite CDs. I am absolutely delighted that they have agreed to come up to play for us on April 7th. They are joined by Catherine Mc Hugh, on keyboard, and Derek Hickey on accordion.
It will be a very special afternoon of dancing.
Mary's other CDs include solo recordings "Note for Note", "Traditional Music from East Clare" and "The Blackberry Blossom", as well as a duet recording, with her brother Andrew Mac Namara, called "Open Hearth" all of which are available in her online shop. They contain brilliant Reels, Jigs and Hornpipes, at a lovely steady pace, ideal for practicing steps.
Our Lady's National School Clonskeagh,
St Columbanus Road,
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Southside: End-of-term hooley on the final night of term for the Tuesday night class: Tue. 9th April 2018 at 8pm (Steps from 7:30 pm)
Music by: Paudie O'Connor (Accordion) and Aoife Ní Chaoimh (Fiddle)
Husband and wife team, Paudie and Aoife, both from Kerry, not only play the most fantastic Sliabh Luachra Polkas and Slides, but also beautiful Reels, Jigs and Hornpipes. They are an integral part of our set dancing "family" and have played for our wrap-up hoolies for many years.
Taylors Three Rock,
16 Grange Rd,
eircode: D14 Y6X5
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***Please Note: The Glenside is unavailable for our end-of-term hooley on 10th April, so we moved to Taylors Three Rock*** Music by: Michael Tubridy (Flute) and Bernie Hanley (Accordion)
Proposed dances for all three Easter hoolies: