Glenbrae Celtic Dancers ("Glenbrae") began as Glen Waverley Highland Dancing Society in September 1989. Established by Bernadette and Carmel Williams and their parents Patricia and Lionel Williams . From humble beginnings in the garage with only a handful of students, the Dance group has continued to grow and is one of the leading dance groups in the country. This group has had many opportunities to dance at festivals and events both locally and internationally.
Cathie’s Celtic Dance is an entertaining Irish dance group from Albury-Wodonga and Beechworth. Opening in 2005 with a few students, Cathie’s Celtic Dance has grown into a large group of performers of all ages that regularly perform throughout Victoria and New South Wales. The group performs to both traditional and modern music, with both traditional and original choreography which includes, soft shoe, hard shoe, ceili and group dances.
The Victorian Irish Dance Academy will put on a performance that incorporates the best of traditional and modern Irish dancing. The dancers will kick up their heels in fast paced reels, and pond out powerful rhythms with their feet. With high energy routines and precisely choreographed steps, the performers will show you why Irish dancing is renown throughout the world.
The Celtic Piping Club is the hub for Australia’s Celtic piping community. We provide a network for people who play or are interested in the various types of Celtic pipes including uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes, Northumbrian pipes, Border pipes and other bellows-blown or mouth-blown pipes.
Comhaltas is an international organisation promoting Irish culture, music and dance. Their Melbourne branch, currently made up of locals and expats of all ages, has been meeting for nearly 50 years to enjoy the wonders of Irish set-dancing, ceili dances, and plenty of traditional music. They meet weekly in Collingwood, run many events throughout the year, and are very active in the Irish community. All members love to spread the fun of Irish culture. You'll find it unavoidable to get up and have a dance at our workshops or céilithe.
SJC Celtic group are a small band of teachers and students who gather once a week to explore music of the Celtic traditions, in particular Scotland and Ireland. Everyone is encouraged to bring tunes and songs to their sessions and they have a lot of fun playing and performing together for school events and the wider community.