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Ceílí Afro Dabke Ukraine

Our closing night event at What Next this year is the very special Céilí Afro Dabke Ukraine.

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This vibrant, upbeat world music Céilí dance conceived by Catherine Young & The Welcoming Project, will feature dance styles from around the world including Palestinian Dabke dance, African dance and Ukrainian folk dance, finishing off the evening with some of the traditional Irish Céilí dances.

Energised by world class live musicians, this event is open to everyone to join in, try something new, dance together and meet our neighbours from around the world.  

Dabke (Palestine) Salma Ataya
Afro-Brazilian Tatiana Santos
Ukrainian Folk dance Daria Asieieva
Irish Céilí dance caller Stephanie Keane

There will be live music with musical director Brian Fleming playing traditional and original music including bespoke compositions by Martin Schaerer. 

Concertina & Harp Aisling Lyons
Fiddle Andreas De Staic
Guitar Quentin Cooper
Percussion Brian Fleming, Nico Severin & Teresa Galvin

This is a Pay What You Can event

We have introduced Pay What You Can tickets for a selection of events this year, with the aim of creating a festival that is as accessible as possible. These must be booked in advance.

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Book a Friday & Saturday Combo Pass here


Pay what you can


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


10 February 2024


Dance Limerick Performance Space
John's Square Limerick


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