The Notre Dame Céilí Band

Author: Mary Jo Young

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Notre Dame Céilí Band was founded in 2021 to support the growing interest in Irish traditional dance and music culture on campus. The band seeks to help deepen student engagement and understanding of Irish folk culture through traditional Irish music repertoire and social dance, and is made up of 30+ musicians and dancers of various levels of experience, from All-Ireland competitors to novice whistle players. Musical training and performance opportunities give students an opportunity to develop authentic traditional repertoire and style.

Students, faculty, or staff who are interested in participating in Céilí Band should contact Professor Dunne to schedule an audition.