Irish Set Dancers Frankfurt: Workshop 2017

2017 Workshop Weekend in the heart of Frankfurt city

3rd - 5th November

Our Teachers: Annie & Bert Moran
The musicians: The Ilen Céilí Band

3 Céilís
3 Workshops

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Watch Your Feet!

The last workshop was a resounding success with 130 visitors from 6 countries, and dance teachers from 9 groups from England, France, Germany and Switzerland. 29 sets and no repeats. Let's try to beat that this year!

Location Change
The Flemmings Hotel was great, but in the end, they could not come down enough on prices to make it a viable location.
Everyone who has booked rooms has been transferred to the new location and is being contacted individually with details, and of course will be properly taken care of!!
For those of you who know us well, the dance location is in the conference facility of the IGBAU, just a few meters from the hotel. There is an excellent connection from there to the town centre with the underground.
The best news is that all prices have dropped!!! See below for the details.
Relax Hotel Frankfurt

will be the NEW hotel location. The Relaxa Hotel is an excellent 4 star hotel, super rooms, sauna, fitness, WiFi etc a few meters from the dance location (as close as the apartments in Killarney are to the dance floor).

The conference facility of the IGBAU is the new dance location. The dance floor is the same as in the Flemmings Hotel - parquet, but not a sprung floor.
The location is attractive, and children friendly.

Annie & Bert Moran

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With decades of experience of teaching set dancing in County Cork, Bert and Annie have been actively involved in teaching set dancing in Wales, and Atlantic Canada.  They have over many years, taught a variety of sets at the Frankfurt workshops.  They were part of a team to lead the dancing of the Siege of Ennis, for the Guinness world breaking record in Cork City.

Bert Moran

Ilen Céilí Band

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The Ilen Céilí Band plays at many events in Co. Cork and Co. Kerry.

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Sean Walsh comes from a very musical Skibbereen family. In addition to being a head music teacher, he is Musical Director of Skibbereen branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann.

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Liz Walsh has been playing with the band since it started. Liz a great flute player, and teaches music in Skibbereen.

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Ciarán O'Donovan has become well know for his traditional singing, and is a very talented banjo player. He was all Ireland singing champion in 2016.

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Mary-Therese Coughlan is another all-Ireland under-18 champion (fiddle), and of course, that comes over in her clear style.

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Helen Coughlan, like her sister, is an all-Ireland under 18 champion fiddle player. She is equally at home on the piano.

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Ciarán French is another accomplished young musician. He won the all Ireland under 18 championship (2016) for playing céilí drums, and in addition plays button accordion.

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Ekhart Topp is an accomplished musician with a passion for Bluegrass and Irish music. Read more about Ekhart….

Irish Set Dance Workshop Details

Preliminary Schedule Event Begin End
Friday Get-together from 17:30
Workshop 1 17:30 18:30
Friday-Céilí 20:00 00:00
Saturday Workshop 2 09:30 12:00
Workshop 3 14:00 16:30
Saturday-Céilí 19:30 00:00
Sunday Sunday-Céilí 10:30 14:30


Weekend package-fee: NO weekend package as such.

The cost including the hotel for 2 nights, lunch
and dinner on Saturday, and all workshops & céilithe now costs c. €218
Accomodation (twinbed & single: all ensuite )
In a doubleroom with a double bed or twin beds (ensuite), incl. breakfast
per person Fri-Sun = 80€
per person Sat-Sun = 40€
In a single room (ensuite), incl. breakfast
per person Fri-Sun = 130€
per person Sat-Sun = 65€
The good hotel lunch buffet on Saturday costs €18.50.
If we have enough guests that would like the super evening 3-course buffet, it costs €24

Workshops & céilithe

Workshops & céilithe = 95€
Céilí only: 20
Student discount: 10%


Send an email to Irish Setdancers Frankfurt

Look forward to seeing you there!