Bernard’s – Irsko, irské tance a něco navíc

News16. 7. 2019

A guide to Ireland’s fascinating bodhrán drum

The bodhrán is one of Ireland’s oldest traditional musical instruments.The bodhrán is the iconic Irish drum, one of a small select family of Celtic instruments that is stated to pre-date Christianity. Ireland has a deep-rooted and rich musical heritage we are very familiar with. But how much do we really know about this distinctive Irish drum? Despite… more

BSS News1. 7. 2019

BSS 2019 – some classes are full

We are delighted with the high interest in the intermediate/open Irish dance class with Lewis Childs and also fiddle class with Ultan O’Brien. Nevertheless capacity of hall and class room is limited and we must put on hold registrations for these two classes. Those who plan to register yet will be put on a “waiting… more

News8. 5. 2019

Love during the Irish famine celebrated in new Irish show to premiere on Broadway

Fáinne Óir: Irish famine musical to open in New York in September 2019. Five-time world champion and lead dancer in “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” Ciara Sexton has lent her endless talents to the latest Irish show certain to take over Broadway. Tickets are now on sale for the premiere of “Fáinne Oír,” an original… more

News17. 3. 2019

Best Irish toasts to raise a Guinness to this St. Patrick’s Day

“May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights And the highway you travel Be lined with green lights. Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.”   “May the leprechauns be near you, To spread luck along your way. And may all the Irish… more

News16. 3. 2019

Saint Patrick’s Day Traditions

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Saint Patrick’s Day is unique in that it is celebrated worldwide. It is most unusual that a country has such an international celebration and is really evidence of the generational effects of emigration that has afflicted Ireland for centuries. After the 1845 to 1849 Irish Famine emigration soared with as many… more

News16. 3. 2019

News10. 2. 2019

Celebrating 100 years of the beloved song “Foggy Dew” and its history

Marking the 100th anniversary of Irish Parliament, the Irish War of Independence and the sad background of the wonderful song “The Foggy Dew” by Canon Charles O’Neill. This year marks the centenary of the first Dáil (Irish Parliament) and the beginning of Ireland’s War of Independence but, this year also marks the centenary of “The Foggy… more

News3. 2. 2019

Happy Birthday, James Joyce! Interesting facts about the Irish writer

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Rathgar, Co Dublin. Here, we remember the beloved Irish author with some interesting facts. James Joyce is known for such classics such as ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners,” and perhaps his most famous”Ulysses,” which details the exploits of one… more

News30. 1. 2019

Luke Kelly’s statues in place ahead of Dublin tributes

Dublin will honor it’s native Luke Kelly on Wednesday with the unveiling of two statues and a tribute concert. Luke Kelly is set to be honored in his native Dublin this week with the unveiling of two statues, as well as a tribute concert. On Wednesday, January 30, the 34th anniversary of Kelly’s death, two separate statues… more

News24. 1. 2019

Remembering Arthur Guinness, founder of the famous Dublin brewery, on the day of his death

Arthur Guinness, the man who invented Guinness and put Dublin’s St. James’ Gate Brewery on the map, sadly died on this day in 1803. Today we raise a glad to Arthur. Sláinte! On Jan 23, 1803, Ireland lost a man who history would come to tell created one of the country’s most prolific exports and… more

Irský film14. 1. 2019

Black 47

Režisér: Lance Daly Kamera: Declan Quinn Hudba: Brian Byrne Uvedeno: 05.09.2018 Natáčeno: konec roku 2016 a v lednu 2017 v Irsku (Wicklow, Kildare, Connemara) Světová premiéra: Berlín Film Festival 16.02.2018   V polovině devatenáctého století postihl Irsko velký hladomor. Irsko bylo v té době součástí britského impéria a Angličané do regionu moc neinvestovali. Vlastnili však… more

News6. 1. 2019

Ever wonder how many places in Ireland are called “bally”?

An Irish cartographer has created an amazing map of Ireland pinpointing every place in the country with “bally” in its name. Anyone who has spent time in Ireland knows that town names beginning with “Bally” are ten a penny and can often be confusing when navigating maps on an Irish road trip. Obviously, far more… more

Irish – what, where, when?

14September4th Irish Set dance Workshop (Music)
Germany, Augsburg, Pastoral centre, Ulmer Str. 195A
Event will be from 14th to 15th September with Andrea Forstner, music Attila & friends
4October22th Anniversary Set Dancing Weekend in Heidelberg (Dance)
Heidelberg, Hotel Restaurant Scheid
Set Dancing weekend from 4th t 6th October 2019. dance workshop with Mairéad Casey, Triskell Céilí Band and Abbey Céilí Band
1NovemberFrankfurt Set dance Weekend 2019 (Dance)

Event will be from 1st to 3rd November 2019 under leading Annie & Bert Moran with Illen Ceilí Band
8NovemberSet Dance Workshop (Dance)
Set Dance Workshop (8. - 10. 11. 2019), teachers Pádraig and Róisin Mc Eneany. Saturday evening - ceilí with Attuila & Friends. More info
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