Its Christmas Ceili Time!
Its Christmas, the time for dancing! And for all of us who meet each week to craft these beautiful tunes, its time to take them out and swing them around some real dancers.
The Christmas Ceili is on December 3, at the Maleny Primary School Hall, 13 Bunya Street, just as you enter town from the coast.
There'll be live traditional music played by the class and lots of our auspicious tune-playing friends, experienced dance callers, and a cafe for refreshments.
Everyone in the class is welcome to participate in the band. But don't forget to get down there and have a dance - its so much fun and it makes perfect sense out of all these tunes!
These are the sets we'll be looking at, with a special Ceili Practice tonight guided by Tania.
Thadelo's/ Campbell's/ Terry Tehan's
Tatterjack Walsh/ Pipe on the Hob/ Nora Crionna
Willie Coleman's/ Black Road/ My Darling Asleep
Peelers Jacket/ Miss Monaghan/ Banshee
Musical Priest/ Monaghan Twig/ Star of Munster
Plough and the Stars/ Bank of Ireland/ Wind that Shakes the Barley
Dick Gossip/ St Anne's/ Masons Apron in G
Rakes of Mallow/ Egan's/ Finnish/ Bill Sullivan's in D then A
Extra homework if you're keen
Polkas: Walsh's/ Ballyvourney/ Johnny Leary's
Reels: Brenda/ Scholar/ Dinkies
Jigs: Kerfunten/ Eddie Kelly's/ Give Us a Drink of Water