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Thursday 11am Irish Class
Wednesday 7pm Class Nov 2020- Dec 2021 
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Calendar Dates for Morning Assembly Session  Tues and Thurs 9.00am -9.30am  
 Tunes For Morning Assembly Session Tues and Thurs 9.00am -9.30am 
 Tunes For Tuesday Morning Session 10.45am- 11.45am
  Tunes For Slow and Steady Session Wednesday 8.00pm 
Tunes For  Irish Session Tuesday 8.00pm
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Folk Feet Tuesday
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Monday evening Irish Set Dance classes and dances

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Thursday 11am Zoom Irish Class 11.00am - 12 noon

Zoom Link Below (you will be able to join 10 minutes before the class starts)


Passcode: 545084

Contact Jill Elliot jillyelliot@gmail.com 07515 904 707
To access the A-Z Tunes Resource with all links to recordings and music, click here, then enter your password and username 


Summer Term  2022 - Thursday 11.00am - May - August



Thursday 5th May Boogie Reel with ornamentation, bowing and variation.  Controversial Reel
Thursday 12th May Boogie Reel, Controversial Reel, Master McDermott - New: Smash the Windows (jig)
Thursday 19th May No Class
Thursday 26th May New: Silver Spire, Refresh:  Smash the Windows, Revise: Trip to Durrow
Thursday 2nd June Revise Bucks of Oranmore, Silver Spire
Thursday 9th June  Revision of recent tunes
Thursday 16th June Miss Monaghan, Lad O'Beirne's Reel
Thursday 23rd June No Class
Thursday 30th June Rolling Wave, Silver Spire, Maids of Mount Cisco, Bucks of Oranmore, Lad O'Beirne's
Thursday 7th July New: Swallows Tail Reel, Revision: Silver Spire, Charlie Mulvihill, Speed the Plough, Smash the Windows, Henry's Jig
Thursday 14th July New: New Mown Meadow - Revision: Henry's Jig (Wheels of the World), Swallows Tail Reel
Resumes on Thursday 8th September


Spring Term  2022 - Thursday 11.00am - January - April 



Thursday 6th January Revision: Boys of 45, Doon, Miss McLeod
Thursday 13th January New Tune: Rainy Day, Revision: Rights of Man
Thursday 20th January Revision: Lads of Laois, Salamanca
Thursday 27th January Revision:  Salamanca, Rainy Day
Thursday 3rd February Bowing for polkas, jigs and reels using examples Maggie in the Woods, Out on the Ocean and Doon
Thursday 10th February  New/Revision: Come West Along the Road,  Rocky Road to Dublin
Thursday 17th February Shores of Lough Gowna, Paddy Fahey's Jig
Thursday 24th February New: Kerfunken  Revision: Shores of Lough Gowna, Paddy Fahey's Jig
Thursday 3rd March Lilting Banshee, Lilting Fisherman
Thursday 10th March Revised Boys of 45 set, New/Revision Connaughtman's Rambles
Thursday 17th March Julia Delaney, Henry's Jig
Thursday 24th March New: Mouse in the Mug. Revision: Killavil Jig, Otter's Holt, Musical Priest
Thursday 31st March Silver Spear, Speed the Plough, Charlie Mulvihill's
Thursday 7th April Gravel Walks
Thursday 14th April New tunes: Galway Hornpipe, Cronin's Hornpipe.  Revision of Congress Reel
Thursday 21st April Cup of Tea
Thursday 28th April  


Autumn Term  2021 -Thursday 11am Irish - September - December



Thursday 2nd September Bowing for reels - Roscommon set
Thursday 9th September Boys of 45
Thursday 16th September Doon
Thursday 23rd September Miss McLeod
Thursday 30th September Mountain Road, Cascade Polka, Ballinahulla Polka
Thursday 7th October Kitty's Wedding
Thursday 14th October Bantry Bay
Thursday 21st October No Class
Thursday 28th October Steady session - Roscommon Set, Raheen Set, Old Copperplate Set 
Thursday 4th November Old Copperplate, Trip to Durrow
Thursday 11th November Shaskeen, Mountain Road
Thursday 18th November Revise Boys of 45 set
Thursday 25th November Bowing for reels - choose some phrases from recently learned tunes to work on 
Thursday 2nd December Bowing for jigs and slip jigs - A Fig for a Kiss, House in the Glen
Thursday 9th December Gravel Walks
Thursday 16th December Butterfly


Summer Term  2021 - Thursday 11am Irish - May - August



Sunday 2nd May Highly Strung Start the Summer Party 2pm-4pm via zoom from Yew Tree Cottage.  
Thursday 6th May New Tune: Kid on the Mountain - first 3 parts.  Also played Maid Behind the Bar
Thursday 13th May Kid on the Mountain revised first 3 parts and add new parts 4 and 5. Played through Raheen Set at 88bpm.  Joe Cooley's with bowing and ornamentation.
Thursday 20th May Learn Maid Behind the Bar - also played Raheen, Old Copperplate, Wind that Shakes the Barley
Thursday 27th May Learn Old Copperplate
Thursday 3rd June Learn Wind that Shakes the Barley and revision of Old Copperplate.
Thursday 10th June  Musical Priest
Thursday 17th June Bucks of Oranmore parts 1,2 and 3
Thursday 24th June Revise parts 1-3 of Bucks of Oranmore and learn parts 4 and 5.
Thursday 1st July Bucks of Oranmore - all of it in one go!!
Thursday 8th July Maids of Mount Kisco 1st and 2nd parts
Thursday 15th July Maids of Mount Kisco 3rd part - revise 1st and 2nd parts
Thursday 22nd July Pipe on the Hob, revised 1st half Boogie Reel
Thursday 29th July Revise Boogie Reel
Thursday 5th August Revise Controversial Reel
Thursday 12th August Revise Master McDermott.   New Tune Eavesdropper
Thursday 19th August New Tune - Frost is all over
Thursday 26th August Bowing for reels using the first half of Old Copperplate 


Spring Term  2021 - Thursday 11am Irish - January - April 2021



Thursday 7th January Raheen Reel
Thursday 14th January Trip to Cullenstown
Thursday 21st January (The) Raheen
Thursday 28th January Joe Cooley's Reel
Thursday 4th February Controversial Reel
Thursday 11th February  Master Mc Dermott
Thursday 18th February Boogie Reel
Thursday 25th February Play sets of tunes covered recently.  Boogie Reel Set, Raheen Set, Roscommon Set.
Thursday 4th March Humours of Ballyconnell
Thursday 11th March Flogging Reel
Thursday 18th March Revise Flogging Reel and Humours of Ballyconnell
Thursday 25th March Revise bowing technique for Humours of Ballyconnell, Flogging Reel 
Thursday 1st April Revise bowing technique for Roscommon, Maude Miller, Sailor on the Rocks
Thursday 8th April Revise Joe Cooley's Reel with bowing suggestions.  Final comfortable speed for group 65bpm
Thursday 15th April Revise Trip to Cullenstown with bowing suggestions and play Joe Cooley's and Roscommon Set starting at 65bpm
Thursday 22nd April Revise Sailor on the Rock, play the Kesh as a session tune, play Humours of Ballyconnell Set 65 bpm
Thursday 29th April New Tune - Morrison's Jig.  Revise Flogging Reel - Play Humours of Ballyconnell and Flogging Reel 


Autumn Term  2020 -Thursday 11am Irish - September - December



3rd September - 11.05am-12.30pm  No Group
10th September - 11.05am-12.30pm  Polkas - how to swing a polka! - and playing Mealagh Valley Polka in D - listen to the recording on the A-Z index so you are familiar with the tune.  If you know any polkas already we can work on those too to play in an authentic Cork/Kerry style.
17th September - 11.05am-12.30pm  Aaron's Key - learn this jig by ear - the recording is on the website 
24th September - 11.05am-12.30pm  Blackthorn Stick - continuing the theme of Irish Jigs
1st October - 11.05am-12.30pm  Lark in the Morning - another Irish Jig
8th October - 11.05am-12.30pm  Irish reel - Rakish Paddy
15th October  No group this week
22nd October - 11.05am-12.30pm  Roscommon, Maude Miller, Sailor on the Rocks - Irish Reels
29th October No Group this week
Saturday 31st October 2pm-3pm Join Maggie Daniel and the Perfect Cure Ceili Band for our Halloween Ceili - Click here for dances to be called with instructions and a list of tunes for musicians to join in too.
5th  November - 11.05am-12.30pm  Jig rhythm and bowing - Haunted House
12th November - zoom 11.30am Reels- swing rhythm and bowing - Roscommon, Maude Miller and Sailor on the Rocks
19th November - zoom 11.30am Reels - swing rhythm and bowing - Roscommon, Maude Miller and Sailor on the Rocks
26th November - zoom 11.30am Roscommon, Maude Miller 
3rd  December - zoom 11am Roscommon, Maude Miller 
10th December - zoom 11am  Roscommon, Maude Miller, Sailor on the Rocks
17th December - zoom 11am Roscommon, Maude Miller, Sailor on the Rocks
Wednesday 23rd December 1.45pm Highly Strung and Folk Feet Christmas Party 1.45pm - dancing and playing starts at 2pm - 3pm chatting to finish around 3.15pm - email Jill jillyelliot@gmail.com for the programme