Céilí on TV

EXHIBITION : MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE OF IRELAND

About this Item

Club Céilí, a bi-lingual programme of Irish music, song and dance. In this extract people dance the 'Siege of Carrick' to music from the Noel Tuohy Céilí Band.

  • Title
    Céilí on Television
  • 1st Broadcast
    16/05/1965
  • Contributor
    Seán Duignan (Presenter)
    Don Lennox (Producer)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:53
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Club Céilí
  • Clip title
    Céilí on TV
  • Extended description

    This clip includes the opening sequence from an episode of 'Club Céilí'. The programme is recorded in a television studio and opens with people dancing to music from the Noel Tuohy Céilí Band. Other people sit and watch the dancers including one woman in the gantry overlooking the dance floor.

  • Information

    'Club Céilí' was first broadcast in 1964. The programme attempted to put a ceili on television. Early episodes were recorded in hotel ballrooms by an outside broadcast unit. The extract shown here is from a 'Club Céilí' recorded in the RTÉ television studios and was first broadcast 16 May 1965. Seán Duignan later became the presenter of RTÉ's main evening news and also served as government press secretary.

  • Local keywords
    Traditional Music, Irish Dancing, Ceili Band, Music, Noel Tuohy Ceili Band, Ceili, Sean Duignan
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1965
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P5/00065
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    Irish (gle)
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