May 15/16/17 2020:

Event cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions 


Set dancing weekend in Belgium at the Irish College Leuven. 

Please click on the red button if you would like to register for  ACCOMMODATION at the Irish College during the weekend. 

Registraion is not necessary for ceilis and workshops. You can just show up and pay at the door. But it is essential to book accommodation at the Irish College if you plan to stay there.  

Registration for accommodation opens on Feb 2 2020.

If you have any questions, go to the 'contact' menu on this website. 


15/16/17 MAY 2020




Corona Virus info: This event has been cancelled due to restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will post any new developments here and on our Facebook page.


A set dancing and music weekend with céilithe and workshops will take place at the historic Irish College in Leuven, Belgium on May 15, 16 and 17 2020. Accommodation possible on site. 

There will be sets workshops with Padraig and Roisin McEneany and music workshops with Gerry Murray. The Flight of the Earls Ceili Band will be playing their mighty tunes for the céilithe. 

Although the Flight of the Earls may be seen as the end of the old Gaelic order in Ireland, the time they spent safe and welcome in Leuven in 1607 is something we continue to commemorate to this day. We look forward to welcoming you here to be part of that commemoration.  

This event is generously supported by funding from the Irish Embassy of Belgium. The fantastic support given to us by our venue, The Irish College Leuven, is also hugely appreciated and makes it all possible. 


Friday 15 May

  • 20.30 - 21.45: Concert in Irish College chapel auditorium with Les Fous de Bassan, featuring the fantastic singing of Peg Pellens. An evening of great traditional Irish - but not only - tunes and songs, followed by a big trad session with music and dancing open to everyone. Get your concert tickets here:


Saturday 16 May

  • 10.30 - 12.30: Sets workshop with Padraig and Roisin McEneany (€8 at the door).

  • 14.30 - 16.30: Sets workshop with Padraig and Roisin McEneany (€8 at the door).

  • 18.00 - 19.30: Pre-ceili meal in the College restaurant (only for people staying in the Irish College accommodation on Saturday night).  

  • 20.00 - 23.45: Set dancing ceili in the Irish College ceili hall with the Flight of the the Earls Ceili Band (€13 at the door).

Sunday 17 May

  • 10.00 - 12.00: Sets workshop with Padraig and Roisin McEneany (€8 at the door) 

  • 14.00 - 16.30: Set dancing ceili in the Irish College ceili hall with the Flight of the Earls Ceili Band (€13 at the door). 

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