Mondays

Banjo & Mandolin - Aiden Walsh
Beginners        18:00-19:00
Intermediate  19:00-20:00
Advanced 20:00-21:00

Guitar- Clair McGreevey
Beginners       19:00-20:00
Intermediate-20:00-21:00

Tin Whistle for  Kids-Fióna ní Mhearaín
Improvers                6:00-7:00pm
Beginner Kids on Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Irish Dance Classes
BelfastTrad Dance Classes back at the Crescent!

Monday nights are for Irish Dance at BelfastTrad. Get moving with old style solo step dancing, sean nós step dancing and Scottish and Cape Breton steps in our three levels of solo dance classes, or take a more social approach learning sets, two-handed dances and a waltz or two at our Set Dancing class. Great fun, great people and great exercise!

Non-competitive Irish dance classes for people 12-90+. All our dance classes emphasise the joyful, social activity of old-style dance rather than the more modern competitive ‘Riverdance’ style.  Although each class addresses developing rhythm, timing, and technique, first and foremost the emphasis is on musicality: understanding the connection between music and dance, developing a listening ear, and trying to keep the music in the dancing. Students learn a mix of traditional step dancing, sean-nós dance, and set dancing, with the offerings being varied term to term..  Most importantly, BelfastTrad wants to pass onto dancers not just the steps themselves, but the joy and vitality of carrying on this living tradition.   

Solo and Sean Nós Dance Classes - Book online

6:00-7:00 – Bernie Graham- Introduction to old style step dancing.  Wouldn’t you love to dance a few steps at a session? This style of dancing is all about the music and the feet and great craic, and no better woman than Bernie to get you started.
Bernie will be teaching sean nós and old style jig rhythms in this class.

7:00-8:00­– Berni McGinley-Traditional solo step dancing for those with a bit of experience It's all about 'jigs' for the new term, ranging from a sean nós jig from Co. Sligo to an old style step dancing double jig from Co.Clare.

8:00-9:00 – Bernie Graham-Bernie will be teaching the old solo dance, The Blackbird (hornpipe). For dancers with some experience

SETS & IRISH SOCIAL Dancing £5 per night at the door

8:00-8:30 -Free Introduction
to Set Dancing Class! -Tim Flaherty
Never danced? New to sets? Come along at 8:00pm for this free intro.

8:30-10:00pm. –Sets and Social Dancing -Tim Flaherty
There are many types of Irish dancing. Sets and ceilí are the most well known, but Tim will also teach some highlands, waltzes and mazurkas.


Tuesdays

Concertina-Tom McGonigle & Lorraine Glenn & Rachel McBrien
 Classes will be sorted on first night of term
18:00 -19:00, 19:00-20:00  Mixed Levels (3 classes)

Tin Whistle-Tim Flaherty & Fióna Ní Mhearain
Beginners                19:00 - 20:00-Tim Flaherty
Improvers               20:00- 21:00 - Tim Flaherty
Interm/Adv          18:00-19:00- Fióna ní Mhearain

Flute-Davy Maguire
Beginners     19:00-20:00
Advanced      20:00-21:00
(Intermediate meets on Wednesdays)


Wednesday

Button Accordion-Edel ní Churraoin
Beginners       18:00-19:00
Intermediate-19:00-20:00
Advanced       20:00-21:00

Flute-Davy Maguire
Intermediate     18:00-19:00
(Beginners and Advanced meet Tuesdays)

Bodhrán-Gavin O'Connor
Beginners/Improvers        19:00-20:00
Intermediate   20:00-21:00
Advanced 21:00-22:00


Thursdays

Kids Whistle
Beginners 6 and up     18:00-19:00-Fióna

Fiddle-Martin Dowling & Kevin McCullagh
Beginners      18:30-19:30-Kevin McCullagh
Upper Inter   19:30-20:30-Kevin McCullagh
Lower Inter   19:30-20:30-Martin Dowling
Advanced       20:30-21:30-Martin Dowling

Fiddle for Kids-Melanie Houton
Beginner-Intermediate    18:30-19:30

Uilleann Pipes-Tom Clarke
Beginners        19:00-20:00
Intermediate   20:00-21:00

 

Saturdays

Harp-Ciara Taaffe & Aoife McGinn
Beginners            9:15-10:15
Improvers          10:15-11:15
Intermediate           11:15-12:15
Upper Intermed.   12:15-13:15
& Advanced