Sunday, December 19, 2010

Latest News - DEC 2010

With the year coming to a close, I shall write my final (I hope) entry with news from the last meeting of An Coimisiun of 2010. These are my own personal notes so the usual disclaimer applies. The word of CLRG and/or IDTANA supercedes what you read here, should there be a conflict of information.

-musicians for the 2011 AI have been selected; they include: Paul O’Donnell, Anthony Davis, Kevin Joyce, Orflaith Ni Bhrian, Dean Crouch and Frances Ward all doing half of the week and Sean O’Brien doing the entire week

-a third musician/instrument (banjo, fiddle etc.) shall be added for ceili competitions at the 2011 Worlds on Tue Wed / Fri Sat to heighten the atmosphere

-registering for website access will now include live-streaming of the ceili competitions at the 2011 Worlds; there shall be no opportunity for a team to opt-out of being streamed - all teams give their consent by registering for the competitions; it was clarified that live-streaming can not be copied or saved to a computer and that the screen size will be fairly small; this added feature is in response to feedback to include some dancing on the site

-City West is NOT full (yet) – people are not attempting to book using the correct system (the booking code) thus being told there are no rooms left; City West has since made the process even easier to book so hopefully people will get their bookings in very shortly; family rooms are booked out however the hotel will consider amending the current layout of King rooms by adding additional bedding where possible - contact them directly by phone to enquire

-City West is going to host “A Taste of Dublin” – an exhibition for the benefit of Worlds attendees who may otherwise not get the chance to go into Dublin to eat and drink like a local

-transit suggestions from Dublin airport to City West will appear on the CLRG website when such a list has been compiled

-the definitiion of a event with MAJOR status was officially noted as: the AI, the W, the NAIDC, the BNAT, the AS and the GB (events confined to a specific country did not qualify for MAJOR status, plus, all three British events have such status even in years they are not the official secondary qualifier)

-as such – an ADCRG who judges any listed major may not judge another listed major until after the end of that same major the following year (this shall be reviewed in the year where the AI moves to October so as not to create a loophole); this too is in repsonse to feedback given, this time in regards to adjudicators appearing too often on panels of major events

-wonder no more - the dances for Worlds and the North Americans for senior ladies/men are now on a set schedule. it is:

Worlds in EVEN years shall have Sr. Ladies dance R HP and Men dance R TJ eg 2012, 2014, 2016; ODD years shall then have Sr. Ladies do SJ TJ and Men do R HP eg 2011, 2013, 2015, therefore the NAIDC shall do the opposite meaning 2011 NAIDC will have R HP for Sr. Ladies and R TJ for Sr. Men.

-after discussion that 96 is too fast for the traditional St Patrick's Day, it was agreed to change the required speed from 96 to 94; this takes effect MAR 1st so as not to interfere with the All-Ireland

-here are the NAIDC locations/hosting regions as reported by our IDTANA president Lisa Petri

2011 Nashville/IDTANA
2012 Chicago/Mid-Am
2013 Anaheim/W US
2014 Montreal/E CAN
2015 Providence/NE
2016 Orlando/S US (different venue to 2010)
2017 New Orleans/Mid-At
2018 Orlando/IDTANA (different venue to 2016 and 2010)
2019 TBA/W CAN

-booking info for the 2011 NAIDC will go online FEB 1, as will the syllabus


  1. Wonderful. You are doing a great service getting information out so promptly. Cheers to you!

  2. Thank you so much for posting the info on the Senior Ladies required dances. I've been searching everywhere for information on that. Glad to hear that I won't have to search anymore!!