Céilí Band

Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin.

There is no hearth like your own hearth.

 About the Band

The 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.Support the Céilí Band"

Johnny Dance Closeup

The Céilí Band hosts on-campus tailgating events, traditional Irish music sessions, and céilís (Irish social dances, drawing upwards of 250 students at each event).

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

 Support the Céilí Band 

Related courses

IRLL 10900 - Irish Dance
IRLL 10901 - Irish Social Dance
IRLL 10902 - Notre Dame Céilí Band
IRLL 11320 - Irish Music: Tin Whistle


The Céilí Band would love to provide an authentic traditional Irish music and dance experiences at your event.

We can tailor an experience to fit your needs, be it a small background ensemble for a cocktail hour, dance instruction to encourage team building, or a full scale céilí for your wedding reception.

Contact Professor Dunne (sdunne4@nd.edu) for more information.