This year’s ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ festival took place on Sunday 5th of September. It was outdoors, and the performance of the Kilkenny Dancers was hosted by Stadstuin Emma’s Hof in The Hague. It was a gorgeous day full of sunshine, and some of the audience were so impressed by the Kilkenny Dancers that they stayed for all three sessions!
This year’s Embassy Festival was an online festival. Like previous years, the Kilkenny School of Irish Dance was asked to participate, and the performance was filmed by the filmmakers of the Embassy Festival in front of the Hofvijver and Binnenhof in The Hague. Please check out the performance on the Festival’s website.
We were also featured in the ‘Haagsche Courant’ newspaper!
The KSID dancers came together while social distancing at home, for a virtual performance on King’s Day. Many thanks to Laura Lundy for the choreography and to Aiobhin Quinn for editing. Music credit: Yvonne Fahy – Isolation.
On the 9th of February 2020 dancers from the Kilkenny School of Irish Dance performed during the ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ Festival in The Hague. ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ translates to ‘Peeking in on the neighbours’. During this festival people open their houses and turn their living rooms into small stages, for an afternoon of performances (music, dance, theatre etc). Members of the public then walk around the town and select which performances they would like to see. We held three sessions of Irish Dancing, and had a full living room with over 30 guests for each session.
Photo credit: Frank Jansen
On the 8th of December, our senior dancers brought the house down in Leiden with their performance at the Annual International Military Christmas Tattoo.
On the 3rd of November our senior Kilkenny dancers performed at the benefit Lions Club function in Rijswijk, where they also met the Irish Ambassador to the Netherlands Kevin Kelly who also is a dab hand at pointing the toe.
Saturday 18th November the annual International FOOD FAIR 2017 was held at the François Vatelschool.
Our school was very happy to be able to perform during this event, the crowd and the dancers enjoyed the occasion.
As part of the Art and Fashion weekend on the Noordeinde, three of our dancers performed outside the O’Casey’s pub in The Hague.
Making for a very busy weekend of performance in The Hague
Sunday 6th of February we had a lot of fun at the Feel at Home in The Hague Fair 2017
A number of our dancers performed first in the Atrium and later that afternoon in the Bijenkorf