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Moment in Time: The Half-Door Club International Music and Dance Festival in 2010

There was plenty of dancing and craic to be had over the May Bank Holiday Weekend in 2010 in Castletown when ceili fans gathered for the Half-Door Club International Music and Dance Festival.

The four-day event of set dancing and traditional music in Castletown featured five ceilithe and three workshops and sessions throughout the weekend.

The festival drew dancers from home and abroad and proved a big hit.

On Friday the dancers were entertained by the Brian Ború Ceili Band at the Community Hall.

Saturday morning featured a dance workshop with Pat Murphy, while there were evening sessions in the local pubs and a main event with the Johnny Reidy Ceili Band.

Pat Murphy gave another on Sunday morning while the Merriman Ceili Band kept people going in the afternoon.

The Abbey Ceili Band were the main act on Sunday evening and Bank Holiday Monday featured a farewell ceili with Swallow’s Tail.

Alf Harvey was at the brilliant event and he captured some great pictures.

Check them out below:

Enjoying the dance at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Micheal, Magalie and Sive Lalor at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Mary Collier and Eileen Quinlan at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Edel McCormack and Noeleen Conroy cooling down at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Taking to the floor at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Mary Curtin and Declan Talbot at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Having fun at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
A full house at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Grace Kavanagh with Pauric, Sive, Colleen and Erin Lalor at the Half-door Club 17th Annual International Irish Music and Set Dance Festival held in Castletown.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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