The Emerald Isle comes to the Great Northern Catskills every July for a week of non-stop Irish music, dancing, crafts and workshops, transforming the host town into a living Irish village set amid the green, rolling hills of East Durham, NY for this annual Catskills Irish Festival. Catskill Irish Arts Week, slated for July 10 – 16, 2016, at the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre in East Durham welcomes the public to explore the world of Irish step and sword dancing, Ceilithe, and the singular sound of Irish musical instruments such as fiddle, uilleann pipes, Bodhran, and tin whistle. One of the best Celtic festivals in New York State, Catskills Irish Arts Week offers an immersive experience for anyone who loves Irish music, dancing, art, and exploring cultural traditions. World-class musicians, more than 70 arts and cultural instructors from Ireland, Canada and the U.S. will take part in the week-long festival to offer exclusive workshops and classes, as well as nightly performances. Highlights include the Tír na nÓg Youth Program, a program of music, song, dance, poetry, storytelling, Irish mythology, Irish language, and Celtic Art; Ceilithes – Pronounced “kAI-lee,” a traditional Gaelic social gathering –, as well as The Great Barn Dance, slated for July 13th from 7 – 9 pm. The dance features music by Irish and American musicians, as well as traditional dances for the whole family. More information here: http://catskillsirishartsweek.com/
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