219 The Brockville Irish Cultural Society

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About the Brockton Irish Cultural Society

History

The Brockville Irish Cultural Society was established on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th 1996.

With the goal of promoting Irish music, song, dance and culture in Brockville and area, following are some of the society’s endeavours and achievements in that time.

* Monthly evenings at St. Lawrence College Student Pub with performance and enjoyment of traditional Irish music, dance, song, and poetry.

* Irish Dance classes for adults, weekly.

* Participation in community events – the Multicultural Festival, Celtic Festival, Museum events and New Year’s Eve Concerts.

* Workshops in Irish Dance and Fiddle by professional teachers.

* Slow Jam Sessions for beginner musicians..

* Concerts and Workshops over the years by well renowned Traditional Irish Musicians and Dancers such as:

The Angel Band (New Hampshire)

Tommy Peoples (Ireland)

Sean Tyrell (Ireland)

Maeve Donnelly (Ireland)

The Searsons (Ontario)

Ena O’Brien Céilí Band (Toronto)

Ryan McCaffrey (Calgary) now a world famous lead dancer of Riverdance;

Sláinte Mhaith (Cape Breton Celtic band)

Díorma (young musicians from Ireland)

Reid Taheny Irish Band (Toronto)

If you wish to join the Irish Cultural Society, please fill out the application form. It is not necessary to join, to take part in our activities. Name:_____________________________Address:_______________________________________________________Postal. Code___________Phone___________Email__________________________

Interests: Music [ ], Dance [ ], Storytelling [ ], Singing [ ], Drama [ ], Language [ ], History [ ].

Mail with $5.00 to Eithne Dunbar, 14, Belvedere Pl. Brockville .ON K6V 3A4

Evenings of Irish Music, Song, Dance and Poetry

Come to our Evenings of Irish Music, Song, Dance and Poetry, also called a called a céilí, held the last Friday of the month at Schooners Pub at St. Lawrence College, Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, from 8:30 to 11:30pm.

Admission is $5.00. Refreshments and bar services are available.

Listen to reels, jigs, polkas, marches, waltzes, and slow airs. There are usually a variety of instruments including fiddle, guitar, tin whistle, flute, keyboard, mandolin, , button accordion, and bodhrán.

You are invited to join in the easier dances if you wish.

For more information phone Nattanya Hewitt at 1-613-659-2734 [nattanya@hotmail.com] or Eithne Dunbar at 613-342-5461, Eithne@ripnet.com