Irish Set Dancing


Have you ALWAYS wanted to do some Irish dancing? I mean even just so you can say,


The Craic is Irish. The Craic is fun. This Craic is mighty.

Get your blood up, come and join classes in Irish Set Dancing – socialising and having fun while exercising. In a first rate setting at the Kirrawee Sutherland Bolo.

‘What is Irish Set Dancing?’ and ‘Can you do it?’ I’ll say you can!!

Set Dancing is a social form of Irish Dancing with two to four couples and it’s for everyone.

Experts, Beginners, Adults and Kids and the teachers will first walk through any dance. And if you don’t have a laugh while learning – you have gone to the wrong place.

You don’t have to be Irish and you don’t need a partner to join classes. You’ll find partners there. Some have actually fallen in love at our classes now their kids are in it!

Irish Set Dancing is a fusion of many influences both from Ireland and abroad. It is thought soldiers returning from wars in Europe in the 18 & 19th centuries brought back dances, many of French origin, that were mainly danced by the aristocracy. These dances were enthusiastically embraced by the Irish, who put their own particular stamp on them, dancing to reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, and slides with great rhythm and passion.

Alarna Doherty 2014