Tag Archives: dancing

Dublin’s Tramline nightclub last Friday

This afternoon.

Via RTE News:

Nightclub and live venue operators have been told that rules requiring tickets to be booked at least one hour in advance will take effect from tomorrow.

At a meeting with Government officials this lunchtime, industry representatives were told there will be no grace period for implementing them, as they had requested.

The requirement for a ticket will be determined by whether dancing is taking place, rather than live music as previously envisaged.

The new rules also stipulate that customers will not be allowed to congregate at doors and ticket holders only should be allowed in a queue…

Advance ticket purchase rule to take effect tomorrow (RTÉ)

Yesterday: Any Spare Tickets?



Restrictions in Australia’s New South Wales forbids dancing…

except at weddings.


In Washington DC:

As wedding season kicks off in May, D.C. has a strict new rule in place. Guests cannot dance or stand during a wedding cocktail hour or reception...For some couples no dancing and standing is a deal breaker so they’re looking to move their wedding to a place where restrictions are looser like their hometowns or Virginia or Maryland. In Virginia, weddings are capped at 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.

However, starting May 15, those numbers will increase to 100 people inside and 250 outside. Over in Maryland, outdoor and indoor venues can operate at 50% capacity. Both states do not have any sort of ban on dancing and standing during weddings like there is in D.C.

New restriction at DC weddings is turning brides and grooms away (Fox)

A reminder from The School Of Life that there’s no such thing as ‘not being able’ to dance. To wit:

…the whole point is to move about wildly without shame – and that in doing so, we connect with others and with important forgotten bits of ourselves.

Previously: Keep Emotionally Mature And Carry On


Jamie writes:

You may remember from a few years ago a video of a fella dancing on a table on the train to Galway.

I was one of the musicians playing that day and we all enjoyed the little bit of attention the video got at that time.

We wondered at the time, with all the hits on YouTube and Facebook how much money the video was making for the person who uploaded it.

Well, we found out..

A couple of years ago, we heard from Tanya (uploader) when she reached out to Neil (dancer) on Facebook:

“Hi Gary & Neil – I hope all is well with you and the crazies from the train?! Just a quick message to let you know that I got an email from Storyful who have signed up the Irish Dancing video. I have been getting literally pennies every month for views for the last few years…BUT this month I got a statement and somebody has paid €240 for ‘individual licensed sales’!!

I’m not sure what this means but probably a TV company. I now have built up €254 in the account and wanted to know if you guys had a charity in mind that you would like it donated to? Personally I’m a ‘Medecins Sans Frontieres’ woman but if you have some special charity – I can hand over the dosh”

How sound is that!?

We directed her to Laura Lynn that time..

Now, we just got another message from her the other day:

“Hi lads! Hope all well with you and you had a fabulous summer! I have been getting regular account statements regarding the ‘Irish dancing on the train to Galway’ video and since the last big one it’s just been pennies.

I missed the July statement and have only just noticed a royalties payment of €258!! It should be in my account in the next few days if you want to designate charity – I would be delighted to donate the dosh”

So, we (the musicians and dancer) would like to call out Tanya for her complete acts of soundness over the last few years..

Maybe a few more eyeballs on the video, will get a few more pennies to charity.

Previously: The Train Home

Samantha Libreri tweetz:

Dancing at the crossroad. Gerry Adams dances with Mayo candidate Rose Conway-Walsh in Killasser, Mayo.

Earlier: Meanwhile, In Sligo