Our new ‘Virtual Ceili’ Concert Series
Since set dancing won’t be happening for a quite a while, we’ve gone online, 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). Past performances can also be found on our YouTube channel
These virtual concerts are 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.
Please join GWCC online on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 7pm for our 12th ‘Virtual Ceili’ Concert (free!). This month features an amazing young musician, Andrew Caden and local favorite Zan McLeod. Again, a few figures from a set dance will be called by Ann Marie Breheny. Of course, please dance more as the music moves you!
Watch our concert on GWCC’s YouTube Channel or on the GWCC Facebook page. Yes, the concert is free, but donations are appreciated. Watch for details on donating during the event — they can be made directly by check (see gwcc-online.org for address), PayPal, or by using the ‘Donate’ button on our Facebook page.
Enjoy the msuic; try the dancing !
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, Joe DeZarn & Pat Egan. Marty Frye & Sarah Collins, Alex & Duncan Boatright, Billy McComiskey & Laura Byrne, Sam Suplee & Peter Brice. and Patrick Armstron & Zan McLeod. Each program includes tunes specifically for participants to dance to at home — a popular set dance figure that will be announced in advance, and called as well.
Past performances can be found on our YouTube channel
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.