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** RE-JIGGED! : A Celebration of New Celtic Music & Dance - Friday October 21, & Saturday Oct 22, 2011; at The Christ Church Hall- Corner of Wentworth and Ochterloney Streets in downtown Dartmouth.

*With a full day of workshops, sessions, a gala concert and late-night ceilidh, RE-JIGGED is about learning, sharing and enjoying the best "new trad" Celtic music and dance. Featuring....

*Workshops: During the day, learn or improve your skills with some of North America's leading performers and instructors.

*Gala Concert: an exciting evening concert with leading innovators in Celtic music and dance from across the region and beyond.

*Late-Night Ceilidh: After the concert, callers from both the Cape Breton and Irish traditions will have you up on the floor and dancing square sets in no time. Featuring live music by festival performers.


For details, to register for workshops and purchase tickets, go to www.rejiggedfestival.com




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** The first CROSSROADS CEILI was a huge success! Held on Saturday March 5th, 2011, it featured an evening of great music, easy dances with instruction, and performances. Music by Glenn Coolen (uilleann pipes), Tristan Legg (guitar), Anthony Rissesco (fiddle) and Mark Currie (bodhran). Called dances with Elizabeth MacDonald (Irish), Zeph Caissie (Irish) and Colleen Putt (Cape Breton).
The Crossroads Ceili is an all-ages dance event. Its organizers are planning a second CROSSROADS CEILI in the Fall of 2011. We will keep you posted!!!!





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** The 14th Annual Halifax Easter Irish Set Dance Weekend will take place April 22-25, 2010 at the Titanic House, 989 Young Avenue, Halifax, with dance master and highly-respected accordion player Pat Murphy from Ireland.
Players are welcome to join in for a traditional music session during Saturday lunch, noon-2 pm. Admission is $6 if you eat, free if you don't! Weekend Package: $55 includes lunch, plus six events: Friday and Saturday evening ceilis (7-11pm), Saturday morning (9:30am-noon) and afternoon (2-4pm) workshops, Sunday afternoon ceili (2-5pm) and Monday evening class (7-9 pm). Individual dance events cost $10. Beginner dancers are welcome.

Further details can be found at: www.setdancingns.com/easterweekend.htm



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** ‘IN HARMONY’: A concert presentation by the RCMP Pipes & Drums and Highland Dancers; Sunday, May 15 2011 at The Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School. With Special Guests: “Patricia Murray” and “Cassie and Maggie MacDonald”. Tickets: $23.50 - available in advance from Ticket Atlantic Retail Outlets
For more details, please call: 451.1221



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** THE METRO PIPER'S CLUB, DARTMOUTH; The "Pipers Club" 2011 winter season has begun. The intent of this series is to have a featured performer each night, possibly other presentations, and then leave the floor open for some 'ceilidh' playing....any instrument welcome. There is a bar as well.
>> Location: The Christ Church Hall, 61 Dundas Street -off Ochterloney St., in downtown Dartmouth.
>> Admission: $5.00 for adults/ $3.00 for students (free admission if you bring an instrument to play for the ceilidh portion of evening.) Children under 10 free.
>> Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., for meet and greet.

>> Next Dates :
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Saturday, March 12
Saturday, April 2

>> Phone: 452-7473 (PIPE) for further information.



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** GUITARS GALORE: Scott Macmillan & Brian Doyle, with Doug Reach and Jeff Torbert and the Dalhousie Student Guitar Ensemble 'The GuitOrchestra'; March 4, 2011 St. Patrick's Church, 2267 Brunswick St. in Halifax.
Admission is $20/$15 seniors/students and available at the door at 7:30pm.
For more info contact (902) 429-1300 or (902) 455-6325



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** CELTIC SONG CIRCLE, HALIFAX ...... The Celtic Song Circle meets on a single Thursday night each month. Great for traditional singers and listeners. The previous Celtic Song Circles have been held 7-10pm, at a private residence in Clayton Park. Host: Adele Megann. Email for directions: mamegann@gmail.com.



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** ALL AGES CAPE BRETON DANCE & CEILIDH, HALIFAX......
*Date: tbd, 2010
*Where: Saint Matthias Church Hall..... 6141 Chebucto Rd (corner Windsor & Chebucto Rd.)
*Time: 7 - 10pm
*Cost: $7.00 for $24.00 (family of four) *Entertainment: Leanne Aucoin on fiddle - Harvey Beaton on Piano

Canteen * 50/50 Draw * Step dance showcase * Round & Square Dancing * All Sets called and instructed, (Children 16 and under must be accompanied by parent/guardian)
*** No alcohol or smoking permitted ***



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** THE NEW TUNE SOCIETY, DARTMOUTH ...... The first meeting of THE NEW TUNE SOCIETY was held on Monday January 26th. The second one will be held in The Winter of 2009. For details about the organization, and its next meeting, click the link on the left.



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** Check out CKDU on the radio at 88.1 FM, or on the internet at www.ckdu.ca Thursday evenings at 6:00PM AST for a show hosted by Glenn Coolen. "Irish Eddie & The Highland GAC" features Celtic & World music. Soon to become a podcast on celticmusicclips.com !!!

last updated April 21st, 2011