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Irish Set Dancing

Kids Having FunUpcoming Set Dance Sessions

Come dance with us!  Regular dance sessions are held the 1st and 3rd Sundays (except July), please visit the IMT website (Calendar of Events) to confirm a particular date.  We'll teach or review a dance or two, then dance them - beginners are welcome, dance partner not required. Come dance with us!
The lively music of Ireland was made for dancing, and moving to the music simply enhances the enjoyment of it. Set dancing is a traditional social dance form in practice for over 150 years in rural communities in Ireland.  It is very much alive and well today - in Ireland, across the United States and around the globe.
Session cost? A small free-will donation to the céilí fund is always welcome. 

For more information, contact, or visit the following websites:
Irish Music Traditions (Atlanta)
The Set Dancing News

Regular Music, Radio & Dance

Every Sunday 12-2pm: Seamróg Performing at Durty Kelly's Irish Pub Alpharetta.

Atlanta's newest traditional Irish teen band with fiddles, flutes, song and dance-- flying you home again to Clare and Galway with music from the heart and hearth.  Lift a foot and a pint as Seamróg (Irish Gaelic for Shamrock) entertains your entire family.

Liam Butler-Lawrence (Piano/ Flute/ Whistle); Noah Coffin (Fiddle); Anna Johnson (Song/ Dance/ Bodhran); Sean O'Callaghan (Fiddle/ Concertina); Claire Shirey (Fiddle/ Concertina/ Dance)

Thistle & Shamrock
Fiona Ritchie
Fridays, 9-10PM: Join award-winning host Fiona Ritchie to explore the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. As Thistle surveys traditional Celtic music it also leads you to explore more distant landscapes and genres, investigating Celtic influences in World and contemporary music. Back on Atlanta's WABE NPR 90.1FM

WRFG's Celtic Show
Sundays: WRFG's Celtic Show (Sundays from 5 to 7 pm), and the rest of the station's wonderful programming, is now broadcasting to the entire metro Atlanta area (and more) at 100,000 watts from our new tower/ transmitter. No more black out areas... no more flakey reception just a few miles NE of station. Try it for yourself: 89.3 FM!
John C. Falstaff, @wrfgcelticshow (Twitter)
1866 Marlbrook Dr., Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Host of The Celtic Show on WRFG Atlanta 89.3FM


Updates are appreciated as info is only as good as last update received

"...a gathering of Irish traditional musicians for the purpose of celebrating their common interest in the music by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting, while in the process generally beefing up the mystical cultural mantra that hums along uninterruptedly beneath all manifestations of Irishness worldwide."  --Barry Foy

Atlanta Area

A Beginning/ Intermediate Session is held at The Harp Irish Pub, 1st and 3rd Sundays from 5-7PM; family friendly. Bring your instrument and your tunes! This new session is not a teaching session and not associated with any formal organization. Just a venue for working your tunes up to speed and a place to swap new tunes and musical ideas. An advanced session is conducted every Monday at 8:30PM at Fado. For more info, contact Gary White. The Harp also provides Live Music every Friday & Saturday, 9PM, although many sessions are not Celtic.

the Olde Blind Dog features a Session on Wednesday nights, beginning about 8:00PM, with flutes, fiddles, pipes, guitar or banjo and bodhran on Crabapple Road in Milton, GA

Patrons at the Grange Pub in downtown Decatur got a pleasant surprise on Tuesday, May 12th, when they looked up from sipping their beers to hear the great sounds of live Irish tunes. The music was being provided by a new Irish music session to be held at the Grange every Tuesday night, led by noted local fiddler and singer Moira Nelligan. Moira has assembled a group of ten or so top musicians to play at this session for advanced players. With such talent on display, you know that the music will be of the best quality: sprightly, lively, energetic and enjoyable. The Grange Pub has a great atmosphere, good food, and a large selection of unusual beers, plus a welcoming Irish ownership. Try to make it by and give a listen.

Celtic Session at Manuel's Tavern, Second Sunday each month. The session normally start around 3:30 to 4PM.

Athens Area

Athens Session at The Globe (corner, North Lumpkin and Clayton Streets), a genuine Athens landmark, is going strong. The Session is held at 3:00 PM (1500) on Sunday afternoons, and is attended by a cast of accomplished musicians of all types: strings, fiddles, pipes and whistles, vocals and percussion.

Huntsville Area

SlipJig Celtic band members and friends host a weekly session on Thursday nights at Finnegan's Pub on South Parkway in Huntsville, 7:30-10:30. Tunes and songs. Always a fine time! Skilled players, interested on-lookers, and innocent by-standers are welcome! For additional information:

Birmingham Area

Regular Irish music session is offered on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7 - 10pm at CoolBeans in Homewood right next to New York Pizza and Broadway BBQ. CoolBeans Coffee House - is a non-smoking, family friendly environment. Musicians and fans welcome. For more details contact, Marty Bostick.

Mobile Area

Irish Music Session hosted by members of Mithril in the Fairhope area on Sundays, 6 to 8pm at Café Amore, 103B N. Bancroft Street, Fairhope. For more information: 251-928-0987 or 251-928-2719 or

Auburn Area

Irish musicians and dancers meet for session in the Auburn area on the second Tuesday of each month. Welcoming to friends, fans of the culture and Irish dancers, this session apparently attracts folks from hours away - that's got to be good! This groups has met in the past at the Auburn Alehouse and the Blue Bagel. The current location is pending. For details and directions contact: