It’s time to get those dancing feet into action and “Step Out” at this weekend’s Camlough “Céilí at the Crossroads”, hosted by Camlough Heritage Society.
Camlough has always been a great spot for music, dancing, storytelling and craic. In fact, dancing and the village are like hand and glove, as from the early 1900s organised dancing has taken place in the District and has been a great source of enjoyment for generations.
Indeed it is often said that many’s a couple started stepping out after meeting at the Céilí at Camloch Cross townland.
On Friday night (21st June) musicians from the renowned Ring of Gullion Traditional Arts Partnership (TAP) and acts, from far and wide, will entertain regulars and visitors throughout the village from 9pm. Robbie Walsh’ will host a ‘Bodhran Masterclass’ upstairs in the Yellow Heifer from 6pm to 8pm and Doyle’s, Trainor’s & Yellow Heifer will have a range of Traditional Musicians in their premises from 8pm.
On Saturday (22nd June ) there will be music on the street from 2pm to 4pm. That night there is a “Céili at the Crossroads” out on the Main Street. It will run from 7pm until 11pm and all young, old and “in between” are welcome to attend. The Soilse Traditonal Group, who appeared live on the RTÉ Christmas Show, will provide the music and keep dancers in full swing. Fear an Tí, Raymond Caroll and his dancers, will be ensuring that proceedings run smoothly.
On Sunday (23rd June) there will be further traditional music sessions through the village from 6pm to 9pm.
All are welcome to attend and enjoy the music, dance and song. There will be light refreshments available on the street and people are also encouraged to visit the villages renowned bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. There’ll be a grand céad míle fáilte / welcome for all.
Anyone seeking further information about the event should contact Des from the Camlough Heritage Society on +4475 1725 2371.