The Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Ceili Group wish all our members and the greater Philadelphia area Irish Community a very happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year!
We look forward to continuing to provide the best in Irish Traditional Music, Dance and cultural activities to our membership in 2015.
Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh!
We also want to invite all current members to the 2015 Annual Meeting taking place on Sunday January 1th at 1:00pm. The meeting will take place at the Irish Center, 6815 Emlen St. Phila PA 19119
This is an important annual meeting that all current PCG members are encouraged to attend. The past year will be reviewed, the upcoming year discussed and board members will be elected or re-elected.
Become a PCG member or renew your membership at: PCG Membership Information
If you have any questions, please contact the PCG at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Monthly CEILI DANCE - Sponsored by the Philadelphia Ceili Group takes place at the Irish Center
Every 4th Friday of the Month at 8:00 p.m. there is a Ceili at the Commodore Barry Club. A Ceili (kay-lee) is a traditional Irish gathering for fun, fellowship, and laughs (or craic as the Irish might say). Traditional Ceili dances were enjoyed at house parties and crossroads gatherings in the rural country sides. There are several dances which are easy for beginners to learn, such as, Haymaker’s jig, Siege of Ennis, Fairy Reel, etc. Many of these traditional dances have a follow the leader pattern that new dancers can easily pickup on their 1st attempt. Our dance caller will teach the basic 3’s, 7s, jig step, and Ceili swing at the start of the event. Come early (7:30 ish) and learn the basic steps while meeting new friends! You’ll never learn if you don’t try. Cost is $12.00 when there is live music, $10 When its recorded music unless otherwise noted.
Sponsored by the Philadelphia Ceili Group takes place at the Irish Center
Every 1st Friday of the Month from 8:00 - 9:00 there is a slow session. This is a traditional Irish session in all ways except one: the tempo. You will play common session tunes at a slower than normal pace, so that beginning and intermediate players can more easily learn the tunes and join in the session. Also great for experienced players who are picking up another instrument! A regular session sponsored by the Irish Center will run after that from 9:00 - on.
January 7, 2015 will be the next singing session. The featured guests will be Don and Susan Simons performing songs of Robert Burns with pipe accompaniment in preparation for Burns Night which is always January 25. Feel free to share any Celtic songs with us but some of us plan to sing something by Robert Burns or related to his songs and poems.
The Irish Center 7:30 - 9:30 PM
6815 Emlen St. Philadelphia, PA
All are welcome: any age, any skill level. Sing alone, sing with friends, or just join in on a chorus with everyone.
We start at 7:30 but you may come in and leave as your schedule permits in between songs. Feel free to bring snacks. There is a cash bar for your choice of beverage. Philadelphia Celtic Singing Session is sponsored by Philadelphia Ceili Group www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org