The Prague Irish Set Dance Weekend

with Carol Gannon and Kevin Monaghan (UK) – 8th-10th April 2011.
Music for ceilí: Brendan Doyle – box, Johnnie Duffy - banjo, Lizz Ryan - keyboard (IRL – former The Lough Ree Ceilí Band)

Venue: Hotel U Hvězdy Bělohorská 259, Praha 6, Praha 4, Czech Republic


Friday 8 April 2011
7:30 – 10:00 pm Workshop
Saturday 9 April
09:30 – 12:00 am Workshop
02:00 – 04:00 pm Workshop
08:00 – 11:00 pm Ceilí with live band
Sunday 10 April
10:00 am – 01:00 pm Workshop

Workshop Fee
1000 CZK/ 40 Euro/ 35 GBP
No payment in advance – cash on arrival
For cancellation after 30th March 2011 we kindly ask for a cancellation fee of 15 Euro or equivalent

Registration: Advanced registration required
Registration and information: Václav Bernard +420 733 52 6666, or;;

Hotel U Hvězdy Bělohorská 259, Praha 6,; tel.: +420 235325150
Prague Castle can be reached by tram in 10 minutes and the centre of Prague in 20 minutes; 15 minutes by car from Prague Airport

Kevin Monaghan – set dancer and teacher from Basingstoke (UK). His father was part of a set that won the All Ireland Fleadh in 1993 in Clones, County Monaghan, dancing the Glencorrib Set. He and Carol Gannon started set dancing 12 years ago under leading Joe o´Hara at his weekly classes in Basingstoke. Joe very quickly put them dancing together as a pair and they have been dancing as a couple ever since. Kevin took over running weekly classes after Joe about 9 years ago. Kevin and Carol started ceilis in 2005 and ran first „Revival Weekend“ in 2008 with idea that we dance lots of unusual sets at ceilis, not just the „C“ sets (Cashel, Caledonian, Clare Lancers/Plain, Connemara etc.). They take great pleasure in getting forgotten sets re-established as part of the class and workshop circuit. They supported Joe and Janet O´Hara in Prague in 2008 and again 2010.

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