Varying session from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Move and groove with the Kingston Irish Folk Club! The Kingston Irish Folk Club will be facilitating three drop-in sessions where you will learn a variety of dances and songs. Read on to learn what will be taught in each session:
Session One: Irish Dance and intro to Bodhran
Beginner steps will be taught in this workshop including group dance (walls of Limerick) along with an intro to playing bodhran (Irish hand held drum).
Session Two: Intro to Irish Music Song and Dance
Learn Irish dance steps and group dance (haymakers jig) along with an introduction to Celtic songs and music (Irish, Scottish & East Coast) i.e. fiddle (Mary Kennedy) & tin whistle (Tony O’Loughlin & Irish dancers). A “D” tin whistle is required to participate and is available at most music stores or at the Museum Gift Shop.
Session Three: Ceili and Celtic Singalong
Join us for a revision of what was taught at 1pm and 2pm, plus Ceili dance and Celtic singalong (Irish, Scottish and East Coast Canadian).
The Kingston Irish Folk Club, founded in 1989 by Tony O’Loughlin promotes all forms of Irish culture. It’s open to all and is a volunteer organization. We run free Irish dance classes; promote traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland and the East Coast, and have erected a number of Celtic crosses in Kingston. We would like to establish an Irish dance group and a Celtic singer/musician group in Napanee. For more information telephone Tony at (613)389-0754
– For ages 4+
– No pre-registration required