IRISH set dancers will descend on Trentham this weekend.
Irish set dancing is a traditional form of country dancing, performed by the English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish, but is less formal than other forms and participants do not wear special costumes.
The Ceili dances are performed to live traditional Irish music.
The dance is hugely popular in Ireland, and in Melbourne, various groups meet in Ivanhoe, Collingwood and Flemington, with other groups in a few other cities across the nation.
The weekend of set dancing will kick off with a meet and greet at the Pig and Whistle from 7pm before set dancing workshops at the Mechanics Institute across the weekend.
Two set dance ceilis will be hosted at the Mechanics Institute on Saturday night with Paddy Fitz and the Melbourne Ceili Band and on Sunday afternoon with Borderline Kaylee.
The weekend, presented by the Ivanhoe Claddagh Dancers, will take place on the weekend of January 18 to 20. Bookings can be made at www.melbournecladdaghdancers.com.au/
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