Irish Song and Dance

Move and groove with the Kingston Irish Folk Club! The Kingston Irish Folk Club will be facilitating three drop-in sessions where you will learn a variety of dances and songs. Read on to learn what will be taught in each session:

Session One: Irish Dance and intro to Bodhran

Time: 1:00pm

Beginner steps will be taught in this workshop including group dance (walls of Limerick) along with an intro to playing bodhran (Irish hand held drum).

Session Two: Intro to Irish Music Song and Dance

Time: 2:00pm

Learn Irish dance steps and group dance (haymakers jig) along with an introduction to Celtic songs and music (Irish, Scottish & East Coast) i.e. fiddle (Mary Kennedy) & tin whistle (Tony O’Loughlin & Irish dancers). You can bring your own D-tin whistle and join the musical demonstration or sit back and enjoy.

Session Three: Ceili and Celtic Singalong

Time: 3:00pm 

Join us for a revision of what was taught at 1pm and 2pm, plus Ceili dance and Celtic singalong (Irish, Scottish and East Coast Canadian).

Organization Bio

The Kingston Irish Folk Club, founded in 1989 by Tony O’Loughlin promotes all forms of Irish culture. It’s open to all and is a volunteer organization. We run free Irish dance classes; promote traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland and the East Coast, and have erected a number of Celtic crosses in Kingston. We would like to establish an Irish dance group and a Celtic singer/musician group in Napanee. For more information telephone Tony at (613)389-0754

  • For ages 4+
  • FREE!
  • No pre-registration required

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm

Macpherson House & Park hours

Closed for the season – stay tuned for 2023 updates

Archives Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm*, 1pm –4pm

*closed from 12pm –  1pm 

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5

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