We’ve organised four pre-festival dance workshops for anyone curious to learn a bit of historical dance.  We’re going to take a look at medieval and renaissance dance in two workshops, and in the other two we’ll try some Playford dances, the ancestors of our céilí and set dances.  You might be familiar with one or two of them from the BBC Pride And Prejudice. And we’re going to go in reverse order: the Playford first, then the medieval and Renaissance.

The workshops are open to all levels and all ages over 10.

€5 per workshop / €15 for all four: NO PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED

PLAYFORD DANCES 1
SUNDAY, 28 APRIL, 2-4 pm
, O’Donoghue Centre Rm G011 NUI Galway

PLAYFORD DANCES 2
SUNDAY, 5 MAY, 2-4 pm
, O’Donoghue Centre Rm G010 NUI Galway

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE DANCES 1
SUNDAY 12 MAY,  2-4 pm
, ARAS NA MACLÉINN NUI Galway

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE DANCES 2
SUNDAY 19 MAY, 2-4 pm
, Venue ARAS NA MACLÉINN NUI Galway:

And for those who would like to perform the dances, we are inviting workshop participants to join us on SUNDAY 26 MAY at 5 pm in the Meyrick Hotel to join our Early Music for Young Musicians Project, and our adult Ensemble in a concert directed by The Gregory Walkers.

We will be adding further details about the workshops as we go, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via info@galwayearlymusic.com.

Events

Sun 28
O'Donoghue Centre for Theatre and Drama2:00 pm