Set Dancing News

From IrishDanceWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Set Dancing News is an online magazine, with a dead-tree version that is published bi-monthly, that is the absolute best way to find out what set dancing events are going on around the world at any given time.

It's run by Bill Lynch who maintains not only a list of dancing events but hosts regular dance articles, photos from events and a dance library.

From the web site:

Set Dancing News was the first web site about Irish set dancing. It first went on-line in December 1995 and was announced in January 1996. At the time it was based in London and called the London Set Dancing News. It was originally intended to provide information of interest to dancers in London, with listings of local, British and Irish events. Nearly from the start it was apparent that there was international interest in the site and set dancing. After a few months London was dropped from the name and the site concentrated on providing as much information as possible about events in Britain and Ireland. This eventually broadened to Europe, North America and anywhere set dancing is found.
In December 1997 the first issue of Set Dancing News, the magazine, was delivered to 150 subscribers. It was intended to be a bi-monthly newsletter version of the web site for those dancers not on the Internet. Since then it has turned into a sixty page colour magazine delivered to close to two thousand subscribers.
Since May 1999, Set Dancing News has been based in Kilfenora, Co Clare, where Bill Lynch maintains the web site and edits and prints the magazine between dances. Both the web site and magazine are dedicated to the interests of set dancers and set dancing.

Set dance notes index[edit]

Each issue includes notes and pictures for a specific set dance. Below is the list of sets that have been featured and the issue it appears in.

Set Issue
Mayo Lancers Set June-July 1998
Shramore Set October-November 1998
Slip and Slide Polka Set December 1998-January 1999
Killyon Set February-March 1999
Williamstown Set April-May 1999
Inis Meain Set June-July 1999
Knocknaboul Set August-September 1999
Inis Oírr Set October-November 1999
Borlin Jenny Reel Set December 1999-January 2000
Hollymount Set February-March 2000
Ballycroy Set April-May 2000
North Kerry Plain Set June-July 2000
The Kitchen Set August-September 2000
Tournafulla Set October-November 2000
Cape Clear Island Set December 2000-January 2001
Aherlow Set February-March 2001
East Galway Set April-May 2001
Set Doire Cholmcille June-July 2001
Set of Erin August-September 2001
Ballycommon Offaly Set October-November 2001
Ballagh Plain Half Set December 2001-January 2002
Kildownet Half Set February-March 2002
Ballycastle Set April-May 2002
Gillen Set June-July 2002
Glencorrib Set August-September 2002
Newmarket Meserts October-November 2002
Donegal Set December 2002-January 2003
Kilfenora Set February-March 2003
Louisburgh Set April-May 2003
Tory Island Set June-July 2003
Televara Set August-September 2003
Dublin Set October-November 2003
Armagh Set December 2003-January 2004
Ballyduff Set February-March 2004
Claddagh Set April-May 2004
South Kerry Set June-July 2004
South Sligo Lancers Set August-September 2004
Freres Nantais (Connemara Jig Set) October-November 2004
Skibbereen Set December 2004-January 2005
Newmarket Meserts February-March 2005
Fintown Set April-May 2005
Claddagh Set & Down Lancers Set June-July 2005
Dromgarriff Half Set August-September 2005
Paris Set October-November 2005
Clare Orange and Green Set December 2005-January 2006
Lorrha-Aglish Set of Quadrilles February-March 2006
Lusmagh Set April-May 2006
Clashmore Set June-July 2006
East Galway Reel Set (long version) August-September 2006
Valentia Right and Left Set October-November 2006
Cúchulainn Set December 2006-January 2007
Sliabh Fraoch Set February-March 2007
Aran Set April-May 2007
Durrow Threshing Set June-July 2007
Glencree Set August-September 2007
Derradda Set October-November 2007
Flight of the Earls Set December 2007-January 2008
Caragh Lake Jig Set February-March 2008
Antrim Square Set April-May 2008
Limerick Tumblers Set June-July 2008
Ballingeary Jig Set August-September 2008
Sliabh gCua Set October-November 2008
Moycullen Set December 2008-January 2009
Dunmanway Set February-March 2009
Boyne Set April-May 2009
Naas Set June-July 2009
Fermanagh Quadrilles Set August-September 2009
Bonane Set October-November 2009
Fermanagh Set December 2009-January 2010
Australian Half-Set February-March 2010
Lough Neagh Set April-May 2010
Lyratourigh Set June-July 2010
Kilkenny Quadrilles Set August-September 2010
Meelin Victoria Set October-November 2010
Brandon/Cloghane Set December 2010-January 2011
Skirdagh Set February-March 2011
Ath a' Caoire Set April-May 2011
Port Fairy Set June-July 2011
Labasheeda Set August-September 2011
Blacktown Set October-November 2011
Auban Set December 2011-January 2012
Ballykeale Set February-March 2012
(no set notes) April-may 2012
Birr Set June-July 2012
(no set notes) August-September 2012
(no set notes) October-November 2012
Rinkinstown Set December 2012-January 2013
Ballyfin Set February-March 2013
Black Hill Set April-May 2013
Foilmore Set June-July 2013
(no set notes) August-September 2013
(no set notes) October-November 2013
Coomhola Set December 2013-January 2014
Camp Set February-March 2014
Merchant Set April-May 2014
Templebeg Set June-July 2014
Lakyle Set August-September 2014
Gortroe Set October-November 2014
Shannon Gaels Set December 2014 - January 2015
Long Island Set February-March 2015
(no set notes) April-May 2015
Metal Bridge Lancers Set June-July 2015
Charlestown Set August-September 2015
Corballa Set October-November 2015
Battle of Affane Set December 2015–January 2016
Sidmouth Set February-March 2016
(no set notes) April-May 2016