MAIRÉAD CASEY, a well known Irish sean nós dancer and Irish set dancing teacher from Co.Longford in Ireland, will be performing and doing workshops from 17th- 19th June 2016. See more about Mairéad below.
Melbourne Comhaltas is also pleased to announce that we have collaborated with the National Celtic Festival for 2016 where Mairead will also be teaching and performing on the 10th-13th June 2016.
WEEKEND MAIN VENUE: St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall, 158 Military Rd., Avondale Heights (Melways Reference: 27 E5).
BOOKING FORM with all details & costs is here – CLICK THIS LINK
OUTLINE PROGRAM so far ( mid-May 2016)
FRIDAY 17th June 2016: 7.00pm : Meet & Greet evening in the Quiet Man Irish Pub. Meal bookings necessary. Plenty of chat, eating and dancing!!
SATURDAY 18th June 2016
VENUE: St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall 158 Military Rd, Avondale Heights
9.30am: Irish set dancing & sean nós workshops
1.00pm BBQ Lunch
2.00pm: Irish set dancing workshops
5.00pm: Evening meal at the local RSL. Bookings necessary
7.30pm: Irish céilí with the Comhaltas musicians and special guest Paddy Fitzgerald (mighty music)
SUNDAY 19th June 2016
VENUE: St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall, 158 Military Rd, Avondale Heights
10.00am: Irish set dancing & sean nós workshops
1.00pm: Lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches
2-4.00pm: Farewell céilí
5.00pm Informal farewell gathering at the home of Dee & Pearse in Avondale Heights
MORE ABOUT MAIREAD
Melbourne Comhaltas is delighed to welcome Mairead Casey to lead our set dancing workshops.Hailing from Newtowncashel, Co..Longford, Mairead grew up in a very musical family and has been dancing all her life.
She began teaching set dancing and sean nos dancing in 1996 with Mick Mulkerrin. In addition to teaching at the Willie Clancy Festival, Mairead has led workshops all over Europe, England Scotland , Ireland, America and Canada. She has also danced at many concerts, including for The Chieftains.
PLEASE NOTE: From 2016, the Melbourne Comhaltas weekend will be held every June and not August as in previous years.
Melbourne Comhaltas is running a series of workshops over the weekend of August 14th -16th 2015 in St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall, Avondale Heights 3034
The weekend includes two ceilis – one on Saturday night and the finale on Sunday afternoon.
We are pleased to have as our set dance instructors, David Arnold from Canberra, Liz Carter from Sydney and our own Marie Brouder.
Come along and join in the sets old and new. Price list to suit everyone whether you can attend the whole weekend, one day or just the ceilis. Price also includes morning and afternoon teas.
GREAT NEWS FOR MUSICIANS: We are now having a music session on Sunday 17th from 11am to 1pm. Ciaran and Aifric O’Grady will lead the session. Some of you may have met them at the National Celtic Festival at Portarlington. They just moved to Melbourne this year and are part of Leixlip Co. Kildare Comhaltas branch.
For booking form please go to http://goo.gl/forms/LQQRyFjq8V
or ring Mary on 9435 4435 or Joy on 0428 564 266
TRADITIONAL FARE OF BACON & CABBAGE
Come and be entertained in the old style and enjoy a hearty 4-course meal including pre-dinner nibbles and an optional glass of mulled wine.
Saturday 27th June. 7pm for 7.30dinner
Members $25 Non-members $30
St. Philip’s Church Hall, Hoddle Street (next to Collingwood Town Hall)
For more info ring Mary on 9435 4435 Joy on 0428 564 266
75% of all ticket money sold by the Melbourne branch of Comhaltas goes to that branch to help with the daily running expenses of teaching, rent, catering and the yearly ceilis.
The Committee and members and friends of Melbourne Comhaltas are asking for your support in this draw. A $25 could be shared in lots of ways, family, friends, work place.
This would lessen the cost of the ticket prize and still support Comhaltas. Tickets can be purchased any Wednesday night at our Comhaltas venue at St. Philips Anglican Church Hall, Hoddle Street, next to Collingwood Town Hall or more informationcan be obtained from Mary McBride on 9435 4435