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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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Posted:Hello, hello and welcome to the thread for all Irish fire dancers, spinners, object manipulators, drummers, musicians and anyone else interested in these arts in Ireland.



This thread was started nearly a couple of years ago now... and it's since grown to include more people, gatherings, events, fun and games than we had thought possible.



And it's still growing - so if you're new to the arts, or want to meet up with any of us, please post at the end of this thread to introduce yourself... or send me a PM with your email address and I'll add your name to our mailing list.



There are spinners, dancers and manipulators all over the country, and you'll find lots of them on here... don't be shy, we're nice biggrin



So welcome, and hope to see you soon hug



Clare x



Updates on Circus/spinny gatherings around Ireland 6 November 2006



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 the lovely Dave from Babcock and Bobbins (on HoP as Bobbins).

8.30pm-10pm

Lisa and I take our poi workshop in Crescent Arts Centre (featuring occasional special guests when they visit smile) Please PM me if you are interested in poi lessons.

9.30/10pm-midnight

Fortnightly fire gathering in Crescent Park, Belfast (opposite The Fly 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. 3 per week (I think).



Galway:



Tuesday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet in Aras Na MacLeinn. Run by the fabulous Eimhin (on here as Flip), providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Thursday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Bank of Ireland theatre as above.



Sunday:

12pm-4pm

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Dangan Sports Centre. As above.



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 the lovely 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-7pm

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 somewhere



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.



Dun Laoghaire



Tuesday:

6pm-8pm

IADT meet somewhere a new club, and everyone is welcome!







Events:



Tralee:



November 24-26

Tralee juggling convention organized by the lovely Fanzinis, the public show is looking fantastic smile





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





Take care, happy spinning

X

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squarefish
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Posted:Spot the guy with the flashy new laptop, eh? EH? wink

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Faberg
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted:ahem! i'm a girl!

i just bought a flashy shiney new laptop online just 5 minutes ago biggrin

and just to let you know... i'm going to (hopefully - contracts aren't signed yet) be moving house at the end of the month. my new abode is a 2bed apartment in a castle-style mansion on 4 acres of garden & woodland with an outdoor heated pool. there are 6 apartments in total in the mansion & as far as i know they're all occupied by artists, photographers etc. so it's the perfect setting for an amazing summer fire party!!! biggrin

will keep you posted...

keep 'em lit!

Lisa peace


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squarefish
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Posted:BOOYAKASHA !!!
can I have one of those as well please?


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Posted:yes yes yes we are planning the convention again (just as soon as i sort out where im going to be moving to otherwise ill be living in the hall) ill keep you posted.....lisa new place sounds amazing....i hate you lol hope everyones enjoying the new year hug

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Posted:hehehe...Yeah im pikeying my internet connection from the daft b@stard down stairs who hasnt put a password on his wireless connection...I'll teach him...LiiiSA <---- to be said in a whiney voice... can i stay at your house?

rob your new house is deadly, not as cozy as the last one, but far more room for juggling and falling over drunk.


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doctor_fandango
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doctor_fandango

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Posted:welll, what an informative page. i havent been on here in a while. its good to get a little heads up from everyone like that.
Cam, havnt seen you in YONKS! might pop over to your gaff later on.
Lisa, im so fookin chuffed you got the perfect gaff. when i read you post i did one of these biggrin and a little bit of bounce2
Coleen, i herad from emerald circus that the befast convention was off, cos of hall problems, are you now saying that it might still go ahead? *eep*
Martin, what you been up to lately? havent seen you in a while.

havent seen anyone in quite a while actually. been burying my head in work stuff, amsterdam this weekend should take good care of that:). hope to see you all realy soon honeys
Big love from me and LN.

Dr.F.


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squarefish
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Posted:Hey Bazz, long time no chat!
As you know I left the old microbiology on the back burner last year, so in the time since: I've been upskilling! biggrin
Quite soon you shall have the choice to call me "Martin, THE WELDER" , or just regular martin.
Halfway through a course at the moment learning how to do stick, MIG, TIG and gas welding, so I'll be able to make lots of lovely toys out of stainless or mild steel or aluminium.

But at the moment I'm just getting over the tail end of a chest/sinus/throat infection and had to go to hospital last thursday to get an endoscopy done (without sedation eek) cos my tummy still has a bit of an ow-ey frown frown

There you go,
Well you DID ask! wink


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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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Posted:eek



Hope you're ok now Martin... and congrats on the welding - hurrah!



Have a lovely holiday Barry, LN, Aidan and Amelie... sounds like a splendid adventure.



I'm just back from Koh Pha Ngan now (it's 5.30am and I'm sitting in an internet cafe in Bangkok cos the guesthouses are full).



It's been a brilliant trip... so much inspiration and lovely people.



See you all again

x


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PhoenixOnAStick
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PhoenixOnAStick

I Live With A Fiery Passion
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Posted:Random question from a non-irish, what does Tir Na Nog mean? i've seen or heard it somewhere before...

New years resolution; Lay-off the "yo mama" jokes

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Posted:nop... it was never off just put off for a wee while.... the only problem is that we arnt having it in feb so we are just tring to come up with a date that suits so if anyone has any ideas??????????????? Oh baz im gonna be in dublin at the start of march ~(my friends band biomechinical are plaing) so if you want to go....or meet up for a spin / drink / smoke.... hug

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Declan
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Posted:Tr na ng, called in English the Land of Eternal Youth or the Land of the Ever-Young, was the most popular of the Otherworlds in Irish mythology, perhaps best known from the myth of Oisn and Niamh of the Golden Hair. It was where the Tuatha D Danann or sdhe settled when they left Ireland's surface, and was visited by some of Ireland's greatest heroes. Tr na ng is similar to other mythical Irish lands such as Mag Mell and Ablach.

Tr na ng was considered a place beyond the edges of the map, located on an island far to the west. It could be reached by either an arduous voyage or an invitation from one of its fairy residents. The isle is visited by various Irish heroes and monks in the echtrae (Adventure) and immram (Voyage) tales popular during the Middle Ages. This otherworld is a place where sickness and death do not exist. It is a place of eternal youth and beauty. Here, music, strength, life and all pleasurable pursuits come together in a single place. Here happiness lasts forever, no one wants for food or drink. It is the Celtic equivalent of the Greek Elysium or the Valhalla of the Norse. There is a very short reference to it in the highly popular 1997 film Titanic.

Tr na ng plays a major role in the tale of Oisn and Niamh. To get to Tr na ng an adventurer needed a guide, in Oisn's case, Niamh plays the role. They travel together to the Blessed Realm and the hero spends some time there. Eventually homesickness set in and Oisn wants to return to his native land. He is devastated to learn a hundred years have passed in Ireland since he had been with Niamh, though it seemed to him only one. He can see Ireland from the back of Niamh's magical horse, but she warns him not to touch the ground, as the weight of all those years would descend upon him in a moment. Oisn doesn't heed the advice, and he instantly withers away into an old man. It is suggested that Oisn fell from his horse in the area of Elphin, County Roscommon. Oisin was able to tell Saint Patrick his story and be blessed before dying. This story bears a striking similarity to many other tales, including that of Urashima Tar.

wikipedia.org


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PhoenixOnAStick
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PhoenixOnAStick

I Live With A Fiery Passion
Location: Recently ChCh, New Zealand

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Posted:cheers dec

New years resolution; Lay-off the "yo mama" jokes

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:wave

Hellos dec smile

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TheDee
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Posted:Tr na ng means "land of youth" - a fabled land where no-one grows old! Mainly remembered in the stories about Oisin and Niamh - a brief description can also be found at: Wikipedia's entry on Tr na ng - which seems consistent with what I was taught in school! smile

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Wooktastic
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Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted:Anybody in Belfast willing to put up a pair of hairy students this weekend? We can both cook.

Man is no more than a conduit for excrement to pass through.- daVinci

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Posted:theres a few off us here in belfast....if your stuck i have floor space..

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ruhrpoi


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Total posts: 1
Posted:Hello All!

Nice to see there are some good people here:)
I just arrived to Dublin and will stay for a few months.
I looked around the internet and it seems that this is the only site for finding location for playing poi.
Do you have a site for goa/psytrance parties here in Ireland as well? I searched, but really couldnt find one.
Thanks for your help!


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Wooktastic
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Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
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Posted:Ah. Thank you very much. That'd be great. Anyway we can pay back'd be fine.

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Posted:HEY ruhrpoi , have a look at the temple bar music centre (http://www.tbmc.ie/site/content.php?ID=1), or the vaults(http://www.thevaults.ie/) they should have some psytrance comming up soon. and if they dont, the venues have flyers for other psytrance parties.

Claire, it was a megical time. sounds like youre not doing too bad on your travels smile when are you back with us on the emerald isle.


There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1,

"in most of our friends we're the hippies. but we have hippie friends of our own.. its like a dog having its own pet" - H. Sinoquet 19-03-2005

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spudmonkey
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spudmonkey

Member
Location: kildare, Ireland

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Posted:alright ruhrpoi neutronyx dublin psytrancey people are having their partys in isaac butts its just across from busaras next one is on the 9 of febuary. http://www.neutronyx.net/life/forum_life/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=220
they r always a bit of a laugh and the after partys are pretty mental if your scared of sleep


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Posted:I vote for Belfast convention to be before the smoking ban comes in!!!!!!!

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Posted:HAHA robs got his "poi"orities straight...most of us cant juggle without use of a certain herb (speaking for myslef of course) Neutronyx tend to do a psytrance night first friday of every month, Goa is a bit harder to find, not many aging crusty hippies landed in ireland after the acid washout of the 70's......Barry stall over anytime you like...

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spudmonkey
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spudmonkey

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Posted:except for you cam you filthy hippy. i still own you by the way

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Wooktastic
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Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted:Hey, when's the next Phoenix park meet up?

Man is no more than a conduit for excrement to pass through.- daVinci

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Posted:cam, i might pop over saturday around 2 for a massage, if thats ok.

wook, has there been a phoenix park meet up? if so when, and keep me posted on the next one


There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1,

"in most of our friends we're the hippies. but we have hippie friends of our own.. its like a dog having its own pet" - H. Sinoquet 19-03-2005

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:wave



Hello m'lovelies...



I return smile



Had an absolutely incredible time in Thailand... it was fantastic to spend time with Nick, Drew, Ronan, Maddi, Andrea, Bryan, MK, Tom, Dai, Gordon, Dan, Krista, Jessica.... yeep!!! So much inspiration and lovely company biggrin



Ronan, btw, has been practicing like a demon for the past few months (even though he didn't really need it)... and is absolutely awesome... woohoo biggrin



So, I'm all ready to start another interesting year... and hope to see you guys somewhere along the way... UberParis? EJC? Bristol?! Might even make it to Galway or Tralee this year smile







But, in the meantime, I'm trying to get a couple of special workshops sorted out in Belfast for the end of the month.



Hopefully, sometime around February 23/24/25 we'll have Strugz and a very special Irish staffer (who hasn't confirmed yet) teaching a staff workshop...



Lisa and I have been asked about taking staff workshops for ages, and we don't really feel we can teach it... so this should be an opportunity for all staffer-types to learn from the best...



Not sure about the cost yet, but it will be a great day... numbers will be limited, so please let me know if you're interested as soon as possible.



[Also, there may be another staff uberclass organised later in the year with Scottishy-types... will let you know.]



And then, around March 2/3/4 I'm hoping to have Messers Bluecat and Ronan teaching an incredible poi workshop...



I don't need to say how utterly wicked this workshop would be, but again, numbers will be limited, so let me know if you're interested as soon as you can...





Both these dates are just suggestions, nothing has been confirmed yet, and this post is just to see how many people would be interested in taking the class...





So then... hope your new year has started well... take care y'all biggrin



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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
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Posted:Oops...



Forgot to say...



At the beginning of December, we took part in the Beat Initiative Lantern Parade through Belfast... with a bit of help from the slackers Durbs and Strugz from Burnt Toast (ubblol tongue)



Anyways, Oisin from Dublin came up to take part... it was being filmed by TG4 and they were looking for fluent Irish speakers...



So, the programme is being aired tomorrow night (Wednesday 31st January) on TG4 - 'Scalta Sride'.



The programme airs before 6:30pm, at approx 6:20/6:25pm.



I don't get TG4 here, so won't see it til the programme makers send me the DVD - can some of you guys watch it and let me know how it looks?



Mucho gracias biggrin



xx



PS: If it helps, we were all dressed as poirates biggrin Yar Harr.

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t04201901
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t04201901

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Location: Co Louth, Ireland

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Posted:Any meets happening any time soon? I need some help/guidance?!?!?!?!?! confused

I've come to a halt with wat i can do with my poi! Its really annoying me cuz i see all these pimp vids on the net, i dont have a clue how they're doin it! I need some1 to spin with, tell me wat i should try and learn next, tell me were i'm goin wrong! Obviously vice versa if i can! wink Any1 up for it lemmie know.

Much Love

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Posted:Howdy all smile

Clare welcome home (could i go in the suitcase next time?)

Lisa - will be at the next gathering as I have mirrors for you - i think Mum said she had someout of an old unit as well


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Posted:hey guys hope all is well....clare glad you had a great time....(i hate you lol), lisa hope the move went well....see everyone at the next gathering... hug

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