. . . corn casserole, chips, apple crunch, ice tea, coffee Every Man and Woman’s Chance called by Kate Plain Set and HighCauledCap called by Jean 6 Hand Fairy Reel and Walls of Limerick called by Marilyn O North Kerry called by Chuck and/or Maureen Gather for late night chats and snacks BYOB and other drinks Eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, f . . .
. . . learn and perform Irish social, or folk, dances. These differ from Irish step dances in that they do not require high energy jumping nor wearing special shoes. More information about our organization is here . There are two types of Irish social dances, set and ceili (pronounced kay-lee ) with both accompanied by music. -The figure/ceili . . .
. . . Caledonian (Set) Cashel (Set) Connemara Reel (Set) Corofin (Set) Four-Hand reel (Ceili) Gates of Derry (Ceili) HighCauledCap (Ceili) Paris (Set) links to dance videos Boldfaced dance names link to dance instructions The first class usually starts with an easy warm-up dance, such as waltzing, the Gay Gordons, Shoe the Donkey. Step by step. . .
. . . record number of venues in the spring. There were several socials at local pubs and ceilis to attend. Here are some highlights from April and May. Watch for our next edition, when we'll cover the year-end ceili. RKIDs Events Final Class and Mini-Ceili Facing the Wall Mazurka Teacups At our last class and mini-ceili for the 2017-2018 school year, . . .
. . . our last class and mini-ceili for the 2017-2018 school year, we danced the Sixteen-Hand reel, Clare Mazurka, HighCauledCap, Bonfire and others. Larry called them all expertly. Nourishing the Dancers The Performance Group members had a gift for their leaders, Chuck and Maureen, who exerted an extraordinary amount of effort arranging the many. . .
. . . soon wimped out and moved to warmer places. (It couldn’t have been lack of interest.) Things were so bad even the HighCauledCap tape broke. Luckily, due to some quick reaction that day, there were white ear muffs for the ladies and green hats for the gents (one blew off). To keep warm we stepped quickly and finished just before frostbite set i . . .
. . . Man's Chance Four-Hand Reel Gates of Derry Gay Gordons Ged Foley's Waltz Mixer Harvest-Time Jig Haymakers' Jig High-CauledCap Hooks and Eyes Kildownet Half Set Kilfenora Mayo Lancers (first six figures) Merchant Set Metal Bridge Lancers Set Moate Set Monaghan Set Morris Reel Moycullen Set Newmarket Mezerts Newport Set North Kerry Set P . . .
. . . and bow to the audience-take your partners hand and walk off in an orderly fashion. Try to keep hands under ladies capes . Keep lines straight in sliding doors and lead around in the Four Hand. In Caili Dances hands are HELD HIGH!High-CauledCap (Ceili Dance) Four Couples Join hands – lead around turn under/lead back Body: Sliding Doors (Top r . . .
. . . Ceili. A variety of dances filled the dance card: Walls of Limerick, Clare Lancers Set, the Merchant Set, the HighCauledCap to name a few. Gina (the newest RKID) won the 50/50; Maddy ’s number was pulled for the door prize; and Ann Marie ’s baskets went to Dan C and Willie, Dan M, Colleen, and Marilyn O . Congratulations to all the win . . .
. . . past few weeks. On Tuesday, May 26th, Marie, Bob, Ann Marie, Kate, Bill, Madelyn, Tom, Marieke, Sandy went over the HighCauledCap and Haymakers’ Jig. Sonja was there too, but just watched and Obie came in late after grandson duty. The 25th Anniversary Committee ( Ann Marie, Bill, Madelyn, Sonja, Obie, Marilyn O, Kate, MaryAnn, Kevin, Liz, and S . . .
. . . with balloons and displays. A ton of cookbooks were ordered. Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered. Bill was there to capture the scene! Dogfishing Post-Class After our last class for 2014-2015, a group of RKIDs gathered at the local pub and celebrated the end of another great year of dancing. At the ends of the tables were Obie and Chuck . In . . .
. . . ready for anything. One more review session will be held on May 26. The focus will be the Haymakers’ Jig and the HighCauledCap . 7:30 – 9:00 at the O’Brien’s. By now you must have the End of the Year party on your calendar. If not, it's on Saturday, May 30 at 7:00. It’s a potluck so bring a dish/dessert to share . If you entered a recipe into. . .