Free Afternoon Céilí Mór St Patrick’s Weekend

Free Afternoon Céilí Mór St Partick’s Festival Cork

City Hall


with Cork Trad Trio- John Mitchell (flute), Garry Cronin (fiddle), Tomás Walsh (accordion), Mick Willis (piano)

Dances will be called by William (Hammy) Hammond

Everyone is invited to take part.

No experience necessary.

Organised by Cork Folk Festival 


Afternoon Céilí Mór.

Music is provided by the experienced dance band, the Cork Trad Trio who have featured at Cork and Warwick (UK) Folk Festivals and recently at Naomhóga Chorcaí’s annual Céilí. Members of the band are John Mitchell on flute, Garry Cronin on fiddle, Tomás Walsh on accordion and on piano Mick Willis. The caller for the afternoon will be dance teacher William (Hammy) Hammond. Hammy teaches set dancing at Club Ceoil Ballyphehane, he is a great admirer of the dances of Sliabh Luachra and set dances collected by Timmy ‘The Brit’ McCarthy. The event is organised by the 45 year old Cork Folk Festival who helped break the World Record for the largest ever Céilí dance in 2005, during Cork’s reign as European City of Culture. At the Afternoon Ceílí Mór we will be dancing the Sliabh Luachra, Ballyvourney Jig, Merchant and Connemara sets, the Siege of Ennis, the Walls of Limerick, Peeler and the Goat, the Highland Fling and Haymakers Jig. Dancers will be guided through the parts of each dance with the help of experienced dancers on the floor. So get on down to the Céilí Mór at Cork City Hall and bring your dancing shoes. 



Afternoon Céilí Mór

Free (but ticketed) Booking

Saturday 16th March 3-6pm