A Céilí­ in the Classroom! An Exploration of Traditional Irish Music and Dance

Saturday, January 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Description

A Céilí­ is a social gathering in Ireland featuring traditional Irish music, dance, and storytelling— a vibrant celebration of Irish music and culture! In this session participants will explore the background and contexts for performing traditional music and dances of Ireland. Participants will learn traditional Irish dance steps for jigs and reels and accompany the dances on bodhrán, bringing the spirit of the céilí to the session and onward to the elementary general music classroom. It is recommended (but not required) for participants to attend "Jigs, Hornpipes, and Reels-Oh My! Bodhrán and Irish Trad in the Music Classroom" prior to this session.

Casey Collins
Learning Objective 1
Participants will learn background and contexts for performing traditional music and dances of Ireland.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will engage in Irish music and dance activities designed for application in the elementary general music classroom.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will discuss ways in which incorporating music and dance from a variety of cultures is a unique way to encourage student engagement and foster cultural connections.
Target Audiences
Elementary, General Education
Session Level
Elementary, MS/JH
Session Type
Demonstration