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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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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

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_Clare_
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Posted:biggrin

We'll be getting it on DVD soon... lol, twas only a few minutes... but it was a good few minutes


ubblol

See you up here soon!


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Ronopotamus
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Posted:Hello hello everyone,
as ye may know, we getting a visit from some "mainland" spinners for belfast juggle land - Olivier (alphalight) Andy (poibox) Doro (?) and Olive (olive).
ubbrollsmile

Thursday before convention they'll be arriving in dublin, and I said I'd try and figure out somewhere for them to stay, but my sisters house is full with a bunch of us coming from Cork,
so is there anyone who could find a bed, floor, cupboard, etc for some of the 4 bodies it'd be great... they are a delightful bunch.... and they don't smell too much smile

Please give a shout if you can help

see ye soon
Ronan


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_Clare_
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Posted:biggrin biggrin biggrin

bounce

Are they looking for places in Dublin?


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Fear-Tine
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Posted:I got space for 2

Grow old but never grow up

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Tir_na_nOg


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Posted:Hey Ronan, Ill have no trouble puttin up a few people for a day r too!! It will increase the poi-ness of the jaffa before d conventional! Send me a text r something if ya still need the roof.... and i can take as many as want to share the floor!

Rob biggrin


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Posted:Smile the BBC thingy was very good. Just wish i had a copy of it. I was on a trip to dubling at the time. Manage to catch a glimps of it as we ware passing by Glencrie. Anyone who can digitalice a copy to me *please*

Thomas Bjork
[Fire Artist]
[clown]

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doctor_fandango
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Posted:anyone looking for firestaffs in the dublin area , i'd be more than happy to make you one to your own requirements & specification. if you want to see some of the fantastic work ive already don, drop out to the DIT juggling club of a monday night and ask Anton/Cecily to have a look at one of Dit's staffs. nicey pricey too wink

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_

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Posted:smile

Will be getting a dvd soon, hopefully

smile


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Tir_na_nOg


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Posted:Yo Doc, Howza bouta rough price range for your most bottom of the range, bog standard, nicely wieghted practice staffs? Wouldnt mind aquiring one of those babies..

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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:Hey barry,

Have a look at the thread is the staff section about neoprene grip... it looks sweet and i dont think its that expensive. Im gonna get them to send me out some samples... will bring them to belfast if i get them in time...


Love is the law.

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doctor_fandango
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Posted:cool , neoprene... sounds funky. bike tube , tried & tested cheepy cheep!!! ,lol cant wait to see you all in beldfast bunnies... hey clare TEXT ME COLLEEN'S NUMBER DAMMIT!!!!!

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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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:Looks cool, but it aint cheapy cheep for sure. About 10 euro for One meter square. Though you would get alot of grips out of that.

I found i dunlop grip a while back that i believe to be the holy grail of grips. But again, at five euro a pop its definatly in the line of,posh gripppy grip... but it suits my babysoft hands. smile

are you going to reply to my pm or do i have to beg smile


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squarefish
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Posted:The hassling has worked, I shall be uploading the firewheel mouth passing vid on saturday,
M :-)


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Ronopotamus
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Posted:Nice one! Cheers Declan and Rob, and don't worry they're all house trained smile

Ohhh one week til belfastland


Luverly

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doctor_fandango
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Posted:Written by: ado-p

are you going to reply to my pm or do i have to beg smile



yes.


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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Posted:Hi all,
forget that workshop in belfast, I won't be able to make it. frown
We(galway youth theatre) have a production that weekend and I'd be seriously letting them down if it was missed..*.theres no place like two at once,theres no place like two at once,theres no place like two at once,*
Didn't work , oh well see y'all at dubland,
e...


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Posted:frown your presence will be greatly missed, dont worry tho hunie hug2 we'll have a burn for ya!

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_

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Posted:eek eek eek



Shite... Sorry barry... number on it's way right now...



We're just back from two incredible days on Tara!!



Johnny invited us all down to spin fire and 'reawaken' the spirit and fire of Tara.



So, we (about 17 'like-minded' folk), did a ceremony on the mound (by the Stone of Destiny), then went back to that place we usually camp at and set up a wee fire.



Then, Johnny, Lisa, Casso (wicked bodhran player), Nob (video guy) and Johnny's brother (pyrotechnician) went on a seven hour (!!!) mission around the seven hills surrounding Tara. On each one we lit a firework (which the team on tara responded to with their firework), had a lil ceremony and played with fire and drums...



Oh my god, I have no idea how we managed to keep going for that long - over fields, hills, ditches, barbwire... it was the most incredible mission.



The weather was perfect and, of course, the higher energies smiled on us - everything went really well.



So woohoo for Johnny and bringing attention back to the energy of that stunning place...





ubblove ubbangel ubblove


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Posted:Sounds magical.

Thomas Bjork
[Fire Artist]
[clown]

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doctor_fandango
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Posted:cheers honey wink
did i mention that we have broadband in the flat now? its great for some late night distraction when one is supposed to be working on a disgustingly late project for college.

4 BIG SLEEPS UNTIL BEL-CON06 yaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bounce ubbrollsmile bounce2 ubbloco juggle weavesmiley weavesmiley hug ubbrollsmile bounce clap

*clenches to hold in explosive excitement, then returns to ms word , yuck!*


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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Posted:Hi all..

confused

I'm working at a peace and reconciliation center ( http://www.corrymeela.org/
) on N.I north cost as a volunteer. Me and the other 13 volunteers have been given the opportunity to host and found our own residential. We are already well on our way with the planing. The event which will be on the Easter weekend 14-16/4 Is going to have the theme of New beginnings and is focus on giving young youth workers or ppl studying to become youth workers in N.I to learn new skills and create new connections that they can use in there future work. We are wondering if anyone would be interested in holding workshops like object manipulation, staff, poi, dance, drumming etc etc .



If you are interested send me a mail and Ill get back to you for a chat. This could be a good oppertunity to premote yourself or a groupe and get interresting contacts.



Thomas Bjork

smurffis@hotmail.com ubbloco


Thomas Bjork
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Posted:Hi thomas did you have have a good night on thursday?? sorry i couldnt come up but we were a little pissed.

Michelle


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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:ubblol

Hey Thomas! Hope to see you Friday smile


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Posted:Written by: michellepoi

Hi thomas did you have have a good night on thursday?? sorry i couldnt come up but we were a little pissed.

Michelle



No problem, I did a 30 min show for a swe groupe. It was brilliant. Nice wather, good crowd and a happy chappy party afterwards. To bad you couldent show up. But if you ever fancy a spin just give me a shout. By the way are you going to the convention, whould be nice with some company on the way down.


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ubblol

Hey Thomas! Hope to see you Friday smile



Smile, Ill be there. hug


Thomas Bjork
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Posted:Havent decided yet smile arm will probably get twisted


Had a Re-freshers fair today have 2 more peoples for JAM smile
Might have use of Riverside too!!! smile


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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:Well done biggrin biggrin

hug

(arm twisting happening now.... come on Michelle!!! You're running the Uni of Ulster juggling club - you have to come down to meet the Belfast club too biggrin )


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Posted:COMW ON MICHELLE...WHOA! COME ON MICHELLE!!

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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Posted:Written by: tainted , in the 'important info' thread

2 nickey and alister have asked me to post up an official information threat



LOL @ random typos


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,

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:ubblol

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tesso


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Posted:G'day there,

Sorry to intervene on a conversation there.

Am a fellow spinner from Oz livin in Dublin. Do you cats have weekly or fortnightly gatherings in the outdoors for hangouts and twirls? Absolutely cravin some fire time again!

Cheers!


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