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Charlie Harris, Maeve Donnelly, Geraldine Cotter, and Eamonn Cotter

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

Long before discos and clubs were swinging hips and moving feet, the Irish social world revolved around the céilí, a lively gathering featuring fiddles, flutes, and accordions producing Irish folk music for dancing in country houses. As part of a citywide Irish celebration, some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians—Charlie Harris (button accordion), Eamonn Cotter (flute), and sister Geraldine Cotter (piano), all veterans of the Shaskeen Ceili Band and three-time All-Ireland fiddler Maeve Donnelly—are coming together with guests to recreate this tradition in an irresistible night of Irish dancing.

Traditional Irish Ceili

Dance Lesson: Megan Downes Teaches Ceili and Set Dancing
DJ: Kevin Westley

Presented in association with Catskills Irish Arts week, made possible in part with the support of Culture Ireland as part of Imagine Ireland, a year of Irish Arts in America in 2011.

Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam