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#819725 - 22/03/07 12:52 AM The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) ****
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast
Hello, hello and welcome to the all-new, shiny thread for fire dancers, spinners, object manipulators, drummers, musicians and anyone else interested in these arts anywhere in Ireland.

Our community started coming together a few years ago, and it's grown to include people from all over the country...

If you are new to poi or staff or spinning stuff and want to meet up with any of the Irish spinners, please post in this thread, introduce yourself and feel free to come along to the workshops, gatherings or events that get talked about.

Also, if you'd like to be on my mailing list for fire gatherings and other juggling events, please PM me your email address and I'll add it. The fire gathering takes place fortnightly in Belfast, but it's one way to keep in touch with everyone.

So welcome, and hope to see you soon

Clare x

Updates on Circus/spinny gatherings around Ireland

Belfast:

Tuesday:
5pm-7pm
Streetwise (community circus) meet in Morton Community Centre (off Lisburn Road) providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills. Run by Dave from Babcock and Bobbins (on HoP as Bobbins).
8.30pm-10pm
I run a poi workshop for the Crescent Arts Centre (now housed in City Church, Holylands - opposite the Spar), featuring occasional special guests when they visit Please PM me if you are interested in poi lessons.
9.30/10pm-midnight
Fortnightly fire gathering in Crescent Park, Belfast (opposite The Fly/Scratch bar). This is a friendly and informal gathering for anyone interested in spinning fire or learning more. Please PM me if you want to know the dates for the next gathering.

Wednesday:
7pm-9.30pm
Adult circus in Belfast Community Circus (Gordon St, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast). Weekly circus training for adults using various circusy props. 5 per week.

Galway:

Tuesday:
5pm-??
NUI Galway juggling club meet in Aras Na MacLeinn. Providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.

Thursday:
5pm-??
NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Bank of Ireland theatre.

Sunday:
12pm-4pm
NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Dangan Sports Centre.

Cork:

Tuesday:
5.30pm-8pm
Cork Community Circus meet at Loch Community Centre, at the top of Barracks St, Greenmount providing an indoor space to practice and learn new skills. (Probably) run by Cormac (not on HoP). Three euro cover charge.

Limerick:

Thursday:
7pm-9pm
Limerick Juggling Club meet at the Limerick Youth Centre, on Lower Glentworth Street. Club run by fantastic jugglers Joe McGinley and Richy Brennan.

Dublin:

Monday:
5pm-9pm
DIT juggling club meet in the hall behind Belvedere College providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.

Tuesday:
7pm-9pm
Trinity juggling club meet in Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.

Wednesday:
7pm-9pm
DIT juggling club meet in Linen Hall, across the road from Bolton Street. Go through the archway at the side of Bodkins, and it's on the top floor, in the gym.
4.30pm-6pm
NCAD juggling club meet.

Thursday:
6pm-9.30pm
UCD juggling club meet in the Memorial Hall, beside the Architecture buildings providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.

(PS:
DIT will meet...
24th September - 5th December 2007
28th January - 14th March 2008
31st March - 25th April 2008)


Dun Laoghaire

Tuesday:
6pm-8pm
IADT meet somewhere a new club, and everyone is welcome!


Events:

British Juggling Convention (April)
UberParis (June)
Play (July)
EJC (July)
Falmouth (September)
Clonakilty JC (September)
Bristol (September)


(If you have any updates on these clubs or events, please PM them to me...)


Take care, happy spinning
X





Edited by _Clare_ (12/06/08 07:32 AM)
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#819726 - 22/03/07 01:38 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
Durbs Offline

Classically British

Registered: 23/09/01
Loc: Epsom, Surrey, England
Woot, first reply, and I'm not even Irish

I'll be around Dublin this weekend, arriving Thursday evening, doing a gig on Friday, then potentially have Sat & Sun (24th & 25th March) to do stuff with

Any Dublin spinners fancy meeting up for spin/juggle/drink sometime?
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#819727 - 22/03/07 01:50 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Durbs]
Helen_of_Poi Offline
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Registered: 28/04/04
Loc: Dublin, Ireland
Wow. A new thread. This is going to take some getting used to. I'll put the kettle on for us, and wait for everyone else to arrive.

Good plan putting all the meets info in the first post by the way Maybe it should be added to the first post in the "welcome to Ireland" thread in the meet others forum - and a link to here, because no-one really looks there anyway...

Durbs, as I've already explained to Clare, I'm horribly busy on Thursday, but will be around on Saturday and Sunday evening when i finish work for spinning/drinking, so let me know if you're at a loose end.
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#819728 - 22/03/07 01:58 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Helen_of_Poi]
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast
Tis all grand

They'll be staying with lovely Rob on Thursday, then giggery and accom on Friday, then back to Rob's on Saturday and Sunday for spinning and suchlike

Bluecat Rob... you'll remember hairy Rob from the U'Belfast workshop? Ridiculously good poi spinner with lots of hair?

Meh... wish I could be there

Helen... I think the details are already in the welcome to Ireland thread... I'll go check

x
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#819729 - 22/03/07 02:55 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
Tir_na_nOg Offline
journeyman

Registered: 20/05/05
Loc: Geographic Location
Hairy rob!!!! whaaaa I jus had another haircourt recently!!
Jus messing!

Just about to hand in my thesis so nowt but fun for me for the weekend!

The new thread looks lovely Clare!

Hello and take care everyone!

Rob

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#819730 - 22/03/07 02:57 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Tir_na_nOg]
Durbs Offline

Classically British

Registered: 23/09/01
Loc: Epsom, Surrey, England
Hey hey - Rob, looking forward to meeting you, and thanks for putting me up/putting up with me
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#819731 - 22/03/07 03:03 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Durbs]
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast


I think it's a great name...

Thanks rob... nice one matey
xx
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#819732 - 22/03/07 03:54 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
_3C_ Offline
Daywalker

Registered: 13/02/07
Loc: Dublin!
ooooo a new thread

Helen, may I have some tea when the kettle boils? *gets out the buscuits*
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#819733 - 22/03/07 08:32 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _3C_]
TheDee Offline
newbie

Registered: 29/05/04
Loc: Dublin
I've had far far too many biscuits today and yesterday... I just can't say no when there's free biscuits on offer - and a good selection too; cookies, jaffa cakes, regular and chocolate digestives and fig rolls amongst others

Will endeavour not to lurk quite as much as with previous Irish dancing thread (twas commented on at the last Dublin Convention... imagine that!)

Great idea starting a new thread though, old one was getting a little unwieldy... also a quick note to remind folks that before heading to Goldsmith Hall on Tuesdays, they should check Trinity's calendar as Goldsmith Hall is only on during term time - so next session is the start of April when the undergrads return from holidays.

Dee x

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#819734 - 22/03/07 08:49 PM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: TheDee]
Eveish Offline
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Registered: 14/07/04
Loc: Australia
*Waves to the Irish thread all the way from New Zealand*
Miss you all - big hugs to yooooouuu!!!
xx
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#819735 - 22/03/07 11:11 PM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Eveish]
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast
Hello lady

Hope you're having a great time in Noo Zeeland... greetings to the fiery circles out there

xx
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#819736 - 22/03/07 11:17 PM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
PlugInClairey Offline
Member

Registered: 27/02/07
Loc: Dublin
hello hello hello,
*takes biccie from 3C*

ive just quit my job so now ill finally have wkends free for funny spinny stuff, whoop

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#819737 - 22/03/07 11:28 PM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: PlugInClairey]
Durbs Offline

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Registered: 23/09/01
Loc: Epsom, Surrey, England
Cool - more Dubliners, potentially around for spinny-spinny fun Sat/Sun
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#819738 - 23/03/07 12:00 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Durbs]
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast
Yes indeed Dublin spinner folk...
Come watch Durbs... the lil man with a whole bucket load of poi attitude.

Will perform for biscuits and compliments...



Claire... good work... poi makes everyone give up their job. Hurrah!
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#819739 - 23/03/07 12:19 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
Durbs Offline

Classically British

Registered: 23/09/01
Loc: Epsom, Surrey, England
Come watch? Come play with!
(Poi-wise that is...)

Biscuits, compliments and funny smelling cigarettes

What's busking like in Dublin btw?
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#819740 - 23/03/07 01:03 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Durbs]
_3C_ Offline
Daywalker

Registered: 13/02/07
Loc: Dublin!
*opens another packet of biscuits and passes them round*

There's alot of poi spinners called Clare huh? or in some cases its spelt "Claire"

I've seen a few people setting themselves up on Grafton Street, seems to be the place to be if you wanna busk.
It's been taken over by those people who stand as still as statues. (I like the Angel girl, she's pretty!)
We need to increase the number of jugglers and spinners on grafton street!!
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#819741 - 23/03/07 01:38 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _3C_]
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast


Fire busking's pretty rubbish in Dublin Durbin...

You need drummers, and fire safeties and pretty girls for the hat... otherwise the police assume you're a crusty juggler and move you on fairly fast.

But I dunno... it's been a while for me, so maybe's it all changed...

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#819742 - 23/03/07 02:15 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
TheDee Offline
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Registered: 29/05/04
Loc: Dublin
Not sure what the implications of a High Court ruling that section 3 of the 1847 Vagrancy (Ireland) Act is unconstitutional will have on the Guards policy of frowning upon busking, especially passing the hat ... may be worth while investigating this (any volunteers?)

Slightly more details for anyone interested:
Section 3 of the Act made begging in a public place an offence and provided for a sentence of up to three months on conviction on that charge. Apparently the ruling stated that the law interfered with a person's right to freedom of expression and his right to communicate.
The legislation was struck down.

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#819743 - 23/03/07 02:55 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: TheDee]
t04201901 Offline
Member

Registered: 18/12/06
Loc: Co Louth
OOhh New thread!!!!! Hi every1

Yo durbs man, i'll be about town on Sat, if the weather is good, i would definately be up for a spin of some sorts. PM let me know wat ur buzz is?

Peace

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#819744 - 23/03/07 03:41 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: t04201901]
_3C_ Offline
Daywalker

Registered: 13/02/07
Loc: Dublin!
I'm surprised there isn't more Artsy people busking around Temple Bar...I'd say you'd attract loads of attention around there if you were spinning fire and such. It's also easier to get a good space to spin, Grafton Street is always packed, could be quite dangerous.
Tho I suppose Grafton Street is the place for street artists really, always has been
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#819745 - 23/03/07 03:51 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _3C_]
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast
We were in Temple bar lots... and that was grand, for a while...

But then meetings there started to get a bit careless and random and the Temple Bar authorities asked for it to be stopped...

Ask Helen of Poi... she had to deal with them when getting permission for last year's DJC fire show.
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#819746 - 23/03/07 05:34 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
splinterific Offline
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Registered: 12/03/07
hello all, Splinter here, met a good few of ya at the DJC, god id love a spin over hte weekend durbs if your around...any busking on friday night?? i texted unicycle brian and he said he aint sure but im sure would a crowdd we could get one going...

Splinty

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#819747 - 23/03/07 08:27 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: splinterific]
Ronopotamus Offline
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Registered: 27/11/01
Loc: Ireland, but floating around a...
New Irish thread,
so is this the Irish shite talk thread or is that the other one?

To the Rob and Durbs, enjoy your Dublin adventure, and get yer arses down south for some chill out in the countryside sometime

Hope everyone's well, looking forward to some nice spinny gatherings now the weather is getting warmer



Ronan
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#819748 - 23/03/07 10:39 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Ronopotamus]
_Clare_ Offline
Still wiggling

Registered: 22/10/02
Loc: Belfast
Now Mr Pot-amus... didn't we decide at the weekend that, just like the Play thread, there is no chance of seperating nonsense from organisation (I realise this often, funnily enough)... so just one new thread will do

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#819749 - 23/03/07 09:10 PM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: _Clare_]
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Registered: 23/09/02
Loc: the state of flux
And I shall bring small cakes to the gig today.
Who's in town for a spin saturday night?

Props to TheDee, nothing better than knowing more about constitutional law than the Garda trying to move you on!
Still get beaten up but you KNOW you're right!
And get to feel righteously angry about it!
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#819750 - 23/03/07 09:43 PM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: squarefish]
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Registered: 07/09/05
Loc: In a warm bed with me teddy!!
*yawn* morning everyone, anyone for an early morning cuppa?
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#819751 - 25/03/07 12:04 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: shaping_light]
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*mmm...please, normalitea with two sugars, i like it sweet, its a compensatory thing*

hi guys,
I've just been on to mcp and co. about this big meet down the country and there's a votary system being put in place over when it should be... first or second week in june

So let me know what suits you all before next week (if you have no preference, or don't care in the slghtest about it one way or the other (the same thing really) then "reserve thy censure" as they say...

Any help from you guys with friendly musician types, spinny/juggly/nice people, and or D.Js who are only waiting for the opportunity to meet up with a bunch of heads in a field by the woods on the edge of an organic farm for the weekend and celebrate the facets of the great dance in which they find their feet then let them know, let me know, let the world know...and we'll sort something out
*all are welcome*


Clare , could you check your mail, thanks
Barry, that MP3 player is mine, methinks i heard rumour it was lurking in your flat...
Ronan, i'm working next weekend, come up earlier, or later
Track of the day:
I reccomend "Telefon Tel Aviv: 8 track project cut" from the "Immediate Action EP" enjoy



Edited by flip (25/03/07 12:07 AM)

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#819752 - 25/03/07 01:55 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Old-User--19117]
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Hey Eimhin
First two weeks of June(1st+2nd, 8th+9th) I'm working, but I should still be able to make it up for saturday night and sunday... last weekend (25th-27th) of May is no good?

As for galway visits what about Sunday, Monday and maybe Tuesday of next weekend? (1st-3rd April)

Keep checking those cupboards!

See you soon
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#819753 - 25/03/07 02:09 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: squarefish]
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Registered: 06/03/06
Loc: Dublin
Just to point out, Brian (DJC organiser) and Oisin are trying to raise money (650 per person) to go sky diving in aid of a charity for the blind.

Anyway meeting up in town tonight for a bit of a spin/drum/jugggle/hoop and what not for a bit of craic.Also town will be packed with all the peopels from the match so it should be a right larf.

Later skaters
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#819754 - 25/03/07 02:59 AM Re: The Irish dancing thread (v2.0) [Re: Old-User--19117]
Helen_of_Poi Offline
lapsed spinner

Registered: 28/04/04
Loc: Dublin, Ireland
 Written by: flip


,I've just been on to mcp and co. about this big meet down the country and there's a votary system being put in place over when it should be... first or second week in june





UberParis is on from June 15th - 17th, so probably best not to clash with that...

About the Temple Bar thing - the squares in Temple Bar are basically private property, controlled by Temple Bar Cultural Trust. Therefore they have the power to decide whether or not you can be there. Last year they gave us the use of Meeting House Square for the DJC fireshow, as we provided them with an insurance certificate, safety plan etc.

This year we asked for the same again. Unfortunately they were not happy because fuel had made the ground slippery last year, so they did not want the DJC back. In the end though, the decision was made (not by me) to hold the DJC fireshow in their other square, Temple Bar Square. Without arranging permissions, insurance etc.

I think it's fairly safe to assume that Temple Bar Cultural Trust will not have been very happy about this, and that it is unlikely that they will be particularly welcoming to the DJC or to fire performers in future.

Grafton Street is still the best bet for busking in Dublin, although you do have to get a good spot, where the street is quite wide as it can get pretty congested. The guards will usually not bother you if you have safety stuff e.g. fire blanket visible, are not drinking or drunk, and if the ground is not getting slippery. Basically, if you look like you know what you are doing, you will usually be fine.

i've recently been wondering about Smithfield as a potential busking spot - the space is certainly there. Does anyone know if there is enough foot traffic for it to be worthwhile?

Hmm, this post turned out to be very long...
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