Please don’t forget a dish for the potluck supper.
* COVID UPDATE *
The GWCC Board of Directors has updated our health and safety policy. The new policy went into effect on March 15, 2023. Because COVID has become endemic, and in keeping with the planned federal removal of the Emergency designation, we no longer require the wearing of masks at GWCC events.
- Given the ‘close contact’ nature of dancing, we recommend/encourage/welcome the wearing of masks.
- We continue to require proof of COVID vaccination (at the first GWCC event attended).
Ceilis are social dance events featuring traditional Irish music and dances.
All are welcome–even if you don’t dance, come and enjoy the live music.
Dances cover a range of skill levels, but experienced dancers will help you to learn. You are encouraged to give it a try. Our dance classes will help you become more comfortable.
Please also consider joining our classes on Thursday evenings to improve your dancing and have fun with friends. Instructor Ann Marie Breheny will include our Set of the Month in preparation for the ceilis. It’s a much better way to learn the dances because class times are long enough to allow her to really explain details and practice the figures several times.
Two important notes!
- We are continuing to require proof of vaccination at all GWCC events.
- We are observing the rules at the Lyceum that prohibit alcohol consumption and smoking.
We have a potluck supper during the first break. Please bring a ‘ready to eat’ dish to share.
Prices are – $15/GWCC members, $20/non-members, 11 & under half price
When we had to cancel our monthly ceils in 2020 and 2021,
we struggled to find a way to stay connected. Our response was to go online with our Virtual Ceili’ Concert Series – a series of live-streamed concerts featuring local musicians.
You can still watch any of these Virtual Ceilis at our YouTube channel
Ceili schedule and details – 2022-2023
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm workshop at 3pm - An Sean Chistin Set; the band is Ellis Island Sunday, October 23 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm workshop at 3pm - Labasheeda Reel Set; the band is the Kid Ceol Ceili Band Sunday, November 27 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm -- CANCELLED -- workshop at 3pm - Fermanagh Set of Quadrilles; the band is Rambling House Sunday, January 1, 2023 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm New Year's Day Ceili no workshop; the band is Ellis Island Sunday, January 22,2023 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm workshop at 3pm - Armagh Set; music from Baltimore's best Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm workshop at 3pm - Castletown Set; the band is Rambling House Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm <= note date change workshop at 3pm - Croisloch Set; the band is Ellis Island Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm workshop at 3pm - Termonfechin Lancers Set; the band is Ellis Island Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm workshop at 3pm - The Metal Bridge Lancers Set; the band is Rambling House
Our monthly ceili takes a summer vacation and resumes again in September.