Our new ‘Virtual Ceili’ Concert Series
Since set dancing won’t be happening for a quite a while, we’ve goneonline, hosting a ‘Virtual Ceili’ Concert Series as a way to stay in touch. We’ve planned a series of live-streamed concerts to take place during what would be the last hour of our monthly ceili – so mark your calendar now 7pm, on the fourth Sunday of the month. Join us then on the platform of your choice – Facebook (GWCCSetDancedc) or Youtube (on our channel, GWCC online).
The Series has featured tunes from some of our favorite duos — Lilt (Tina Eck & Keith Carr), Crystal Bailey & Patrick Cavanagh, Kevin Elam & Joe DeZarn, Josh Dukes & David McKindley-Ward. 2021 starts off with Joe DeZarn and Pat Egan. Each program includes a tune specifically for participants to dance to at home — a popular set dance figure that will be announced in advance, and called as well.
These virtual concerts will be free, but donations are always appreciated to help support the musicians we hire and the Club. We set up a Paypal link (www.paypal.me/gwccevents) for this purpose, look for it to be posted periodically during the concert.
Since it’s beginning, GWCC has sponsored or co-sponsored both established and up-and-coming Irish traditional musicians whenever the situation presents itself. This includes performances by Shaskeen and Moving Cloud, along with the 15 years that we presented the Washington Irish Folk Festival. Lately we’ve added appearances from the talented young musicians that comprise The Bog Band and our Frankie Kennedy Scholarship awardees.