Festivals voor traditionele cultuur

Sweets of May Set Dancing and Traditional Music Festival

May 09 2014 - May 11 2014
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Earl of Desmond Hotel, Tralee, Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Set dancing & traditional music festival with a Compose a New Set Competition, workshops, ceilis and music sessions.

The Kerry Dancers Set Dancing Club present the Sweets of May Set Dancing & Traditional Music Festival incorporating Compose a New Set Competition.

This festival, now in its third year, continues to grow in strength. A highlight of the event is the Compose a New Set Competition, now in its second year. 2013 saw James Garner from Australia take the title with The Hunter Valley Set.

On Friday, the festival will officially launch with a canapé reception and opening event showcasing the competition entrants, followed by ceili music by the Johnny Reidy Ceili Band.

On Saturday, why not take part in a workshop with set dancing being taught by world-renowned tutor Pat Murphy; or sean nos dancing taught by local award-winning dancer and tutor Triona Mangan. That evening there will be mass and Ceili music by the Abbey Ceili Band.

The festival will close on Sunday, after another set dancing workshop with Pat Murphy; ceili music by the Striolan Ceili Band and a farewell session with local group Oilean & guests.