The Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers have been in operation for 55 years. The dancers have kept alive all facets of the traditional dancing of Ireland - this includes solo step dancing, couples dances, Ceili or figure dancing and Set dancing.
When performing for weddings it is possible to book a half set (two couples) or a full set (four couples). Within these groups of dancers there will be solo step dancers so there would be a great variety of dancing performed.
The principals of the group, Margaret & Bill Winnett, are well known in the Irish dance scene and regularly teach workshops and 'call' for public dances. In the past we have had wedding guests up and taking part in Irish dancing and enjoying themselves immensely.
Anything is possible!
Live music can be arranged to accompany the dancers, otherwise they dance to pre-recorded music.
Our dancers have done both corporate and charity work as well as performances at many festivals in New South Wales and the ACT.
Their many performances include -
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995 Tattoo
Australian Red Cross
Holroyd City Council Salute to Youth
Cancer - Relay for Life
Australian Celtic Festival Australian Standing Stones Glen Innes
National Folkloric Festival Sydney Opera House
Irish Week Australia Martin Place Sydney
Sydney St Patrick's Day Parade
Holroyd Family Festival Folkloric Festival of Song and Dance
Celtic Cultural Experience
Parc Menai Celtic Festival
Buddha\'s Birthday Multicultural Festival Darling Harbour
Australia Day Celtic Festival Bradfield Park Milsons Point
Australian Maritime Museum
Australian Heritage Fleet 'James Craig's 130th Birthday Festival Danced in the movie 'Passion - the life of Percy Grainger'
Performed with The Chieftains on two of their Australian tours
John O'Brien Festival Narrandera
Irish Woolfest Boorowa
National Folk Festival Canberra
Turning Wave Festival Gundagai and Yass 'Streets of Gold' Ben Hall Festival Forbes
Broke Folk Festival
Cobargo Folk Festival 'Not Just Ned' Exhibition Australian National Museum
Berry Celtic Festival
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Rockdale Community Aid
Illawarra Folk Festival
plus countless shopping centres, weddings, schools, day care centres and nursing homes.