Community Ceili with the Irish Breakfast Band

  • April 01, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 East Windsor Ave.

Irish Breakfast Band at First Night Alexandria, December 31, 2011

Irish Breakfast Band invites you to a Community Ceili Dance! Learn basic Irish social dancing taught by Shannon Dunne. No admission charge, light refreshments provided - feel free to bring something to share. The event takes place from 7pm to 9pm at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA.

The Irish Breakfast Band is a diverse group of DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland residents who meet Saturday mornings for a potluck breakfast. After breakfast is a rehearsal of its repertoire of Celtic tunes. These Saturday meetings are usually held at a different house each week, with attendance often exceeding a dozen musicians, though rarely the exact same set two weeks in a row.

Most performances feature 8-12 musicians, often several fiddles and flutes, a guitar or two, a drummer, a hammered dulcimer, banjo and at least one vocalist. A child-friendly band, the group often brings extra percussion instruments to give young audience members a chance to participate.

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