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I’m glad they came to the ceili as they filled in a set for us!

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Social Dancing At NTIF 13 – 2016

We’ve reached 2015 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival. This is last year before this year!  What will we show after this post?  No matter what’s next, even if you don’t dance, come out and cheer on the dancers!

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First up we had the afternoon workshop with a couple of two-hand dances followed by the Camp Set.

2015 dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison

Music for the evening ceili was again provided by the wonderful Lone Star Ceili Band.

2015 ceili band

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing At NTIF 12 – 2016

We’re staying in 2014 for this post in the series leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  Make sure you set your schedule up before you arrive so you have time to see the headliners as well as get your dancing in!

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For the evening ceili we again had the Lone Star Ceili Band with dances called by Susan & Michael Harrison

2014 ceili played by LSCB

With some Waves of Tory called by Susan & Michael Harrison

2014 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing At NTIF 11 – 2016

We’ve reached 2014 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  Are you bringing a dog to the festival?  You are, aren’t you?

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First up with an afternoon dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison.

2014 dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison
2014 dance workshop with Susan & Michael Harrison

Where’s the ceili?  Coming in the next post!

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing At NTIF 10 – 2016

We’ve reached 2013 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival. If you attend the whiskey tasking before the workshop or ceili, don’t drink too much!

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First up with an afternoon dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison. Hard to tell what we were teaching in this photo. Perhaps An Rince Mor.

2013 dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison

During the workshop we also taught the “Maggie” figure for the Connemara Set where Susan was able to show off her levitation skills.

2013 workshop called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Music for the evening ceili was again provided by the wonderful Lone Star Ceili Band.

2013 ceili band

and called by Susan & Michael Harrison

2013 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage in the Tower building for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing at NTIF 9 – 2016

We’ve reached 2012 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  What are you going to wear to the festival?

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First up with an afternoon dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison, shown below dancing the Britannia Two-Step.

2012 dance workshop with Susan and Michael Harrison

And the evening ceili with the Lone Star Ceili Band, dancing Peeler and The Goat

2012 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing at NTIF 8 – 2016

We’ve reached 2011, which is a good number because this year marks the 11th year we’ve been calling the Saturday night ceili. This is the 8th in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  You’re coming out, right?

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First up with an afternoon dance workshop with Catherine Sherer Bishop, but we have no photos!  Send us some!

The evening ceili again played by the Lone Star Ceili Band

2011 ceili with music by the LSCB

and called by Susan & Michael Harrison.  Waves of Tory!

2011 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing at NTIF 7 – 2016

We’re up to 2010 in the runup to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.

Do you have any specific dances you’d like to do at the ceili?  We can’t promise we’ll get to them all but if they’re quick to teach, we’re likely to do them early.  Let us know!

From 2010 we’ve got the afternoon dance workshop led by Gadelle

2010 dance workshop by Gadelle

and the evening ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison.  You may see a pattern here.  we’ve been calling the evening ceili for almost 11 years.

2010 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison
2010 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison with the LSCB in the background

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing at NTIF 6 – 2016

This is the 6th in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival and we’re up to 2009 now.  Bring your friends, family and dogs out to the festival!

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There was the afternoon ceili workshop by  Máirtín de Cógáin

Followed by the evening ceili with music by the Lone Star Ceili Band

2009 Lone Star Ceili Band

and called by Susan & Michael Harrison.

2009 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.

Social Dancing at NTIF 5 – 2016

This is the 5th in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival.  Make sure you’re ready for ceili, two-hand and sets.

We’re up to 2008 now with a dance workshop on Sean Nos by Kieran Jordan.

2008 Sean Nos workshop by Kieran jordan

and the evening ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

2008 ceili called by Susan & Michael Harrison

Come on out to the Emerald stage for the dance workshop on Saturday at 1pm and again for the ceili at 7pm-ish.

If you’re on Facebook, add the workshop and ceili events to your calendar.

If you’d like to see tons of pictures and video from past festival workshop and ceili’s, head over here.