Family Fun
June 4
Picture of child's face being painted
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Family Fun Day!

Venue : The Slip, Castletown, Celbridge

Date: June 4

Come along for a day of music, dancing and fun at the Slip! Performer include the Checkers Band, Irish trad music and RAMS in Rhythm Men’s Shed band and of course dancing. Kids will also love the face-painting and circus performers.

Come along for a fun day for everyone!

Photo of the Checkers Duo - social dancing band

Checkers Band

Checkers duo, Carmel and Larry Brown are one of Ireland’s top social dancing bands. Carmel is an outstanding musician, playing several instruments including the saxophone. This pair will have you on your toes all afternoon!

Photo of the RAMS in Rhythm band.

The RAMS in Rhythm

The RAMS in Rhythm  formed some seven years ago. They formed a group from the RAMS Men’s Shed in Newcastle.  Their aim was to raise funds for charity.  The main charities for which they fundraise are; The Capuchin Day Centre, Church Street; and  Down Syndrome Kildare; The Hospice; Saint Vincent De Paul; and Cancer Care.

To date the RAMS  have raised near on €200,000 for the various  charities.  During the Christmas period the band raised €38,000 for their charities. Most of their funds are raised by singing  at shopping  centres  in Clondalkin,  The Square  Tallaght, and Newbridge Whitewater Centre.  The RAMS in Rhythm also perform in Tallaght  Hospital and various  nursing  homes in the immediate  area. We are lucky to have them for our Family Fun Day!

Punch and Judy Show!

Punch and Judy will be attending the day for this very special festival. They look forward to meeting all the children of Celbridge – and to entertain you with their shenanigans!

Mary Aoife photo playing trad flute
Seamus Ong photo playing the Uileann pipes

Seamus & Mary Aoife Trad duo

Both Seamus and MaryAoife have been playing traditional Irish music since their early teens. They regularly attend the Willie Clancy Summer School in county Clare, Fleadh Cheoil and weekly sessions in Aras Chronain. Seamus teaches the pipes in Na Piopairi Uilleann in Henrietta Street, and Mary Aoife gives private tuition in both whistle and flute.

People dancing on the street

Dancing for all

Put on your dancing shoes and swing down to the Slip for an afternoon of swings, jigs, waltzes, reels, quick-steps, jives and whatever your having yourself. Sure to be great craic and a great way to meet others and find the best dancers in Celbridge!

Photo of a clown
Photo of a lady stiltwalker

Circus performers

Come along to watch some fabulous circus performers – this family fun day is not to be missed for all the fun and atmosphere of the circus!