Ar Rinci Ceili 2014 Clarification
The intention behind the production of the Ar Rinci Ceili 2014 hand book and DVD was to give clarity as to how these Céilí dances should be performed, and to remove insofar as is possible the ambiguities contained in Ar Rinci Foirne. With this in mind, An Coimisiun has previously produced a list of the changes embodied in the new publications for the guidance of teachers, adjudicators and dancers.
However, the members of the Music and Dance Committee are concerned, as, indeed, are other members of An Coimisiun, that a particularly fundamentalist attitude may be adopted by adjudicators and others charged with implementing these changes. Ceili dancing is a living art and cannot be so tightly packaged that there is no room left for innovation. We would absolutely agree that, having published this new revised handbook and DVD of our beloved Ceili dances, the movements should be performed as per Ar Rinci Ceili.
However, movements in Ceili dances are intended to flow naturally. Although numbers of bars may be specified within the description of a movement, the natural flow and rhythm of the dance may take precedence over strict compliance with these requirements. Notwithstanding such considerations, the total number of bars specified to complete a movement must be adhered to.
Please find attached important notices from An Coiste Rince & Ceol – Music and Dance Committee. One is in reference to the below motion passed at the last meeting of An Coimisiún and the other regarding the light jig.
- That the wording of the final sentence in the description of the First Figure of Trip to the Cottage in Ár Rincí Céilí be amended to read as follows: All sidestep clockwise, finishing with two threes, and release hands (4 bars); couples then take hands (crossed or uncrossed) and swing back to place (4 bars).
Admission Prices Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2016
Admission fees £15 per adult per day,
£50 for 4 days multiple day pass
£10 for Seniors and Over 15 students
£30 for 4 day pass for seniors and over 15 students
No charge will apply for under 15 years once accompanied by an adult
£10 for official programme
Entries are now open for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne. Please go to the link below to submit your entries.
Closing date is the 3rd of February 2016 at 6.00pm (IST – Irish Standard Time) at regular fees. Entries will be accepted at double fees up to a maximum of €375 per class until February 10th 2016 at 6.00pm (IST – Irish Standard Time)
Please note the closing dates and cut-off times will be strictly adhered to.
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Ar Rinci Ceili will replace Ar Rinci Foirne as the official handbook of Ceili Dances. This book has been approved by An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha for use in competitions and examinations as and from September 1st 2015.
The following is a summary of the changes contained in the revised publication:
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 2016
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 28th-31st January 2016 in London. Venue details will be confirmed shortly. Closing date for applications September 30th 2015.
WASHINGTON DC, USA – FEBRUARY 2016
DCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 11th-14th February 2016 in Washington, DC. Venue Details: Marriott Hotel, Dules Airport
DUBLIN, IRELAND – JUNE 2016
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 9th-12th June. Venue Details: Clasac, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
CHICAGO, USA. AUGUST 2016
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 25th-28th August 2016. Venue: Gaelic Park , Oak Forest, Illinois. Hotel: Double Tree ,5000 West 127th Street, Alsip, Illinois 60803, Rate $105 ( does NOT include breakfast) Booking code CLRG.
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. SEPTEMBER 2016
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 1st-4th September, 2016. Venue Details: Colmslie Hotel, Wynnum Road, Brisbane, 4170.
PHOENIX, USA. SEPTEMBER 2016
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 15th-18th September 2016. Venue Details: Arizona Grad Resort, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85044
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. DECEMBER 2016
ADCRG/TCRG/TMRF Examinations have been confirmed for the 15th-18th December 2016. Venue Details- Campanile Hotel, 10 Tunnel St, Glasgow G3 8HL
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