In keeping with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha’s pledge to keep you updated on the current crises and contingency plans, we announce the following:
Oireachtas Rince na hEireann will take place in the INEC, Killarney between 13th and 20th February 2021.
Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne will take place in the Convention Centre, Dublin between 28th March and 5th April 2021.
The proposed days only timetable for both will be published on Monday, 23rd March 2020.
The syllabus for each is currently being progressed and will be distributed as soon as they can be ratified.
However, the Oireachtas Committee have agreed the most pressing matters as below:
1. Solo Dances will change as normal. Therefore if a dancer was scheduled to dance Reel and Hornpipe in 2020, they will be required to dance Slip Jig and Jig in 2021.
2. Dancers will be expected to attempt to qualify as normal via their primary and secondary events later in the year. However, where a qualifier for 2020 fails to qualify for the 2021 Championships, they will be able to fall back on their 2020 place.
3. The required parts of Ceili Dances will also switch.
All other decisions regarding adjudication panels, musicians will be decided at a later time.
Massive efforts are continuing to be made in regards the ongoing situation in relation to hotels.
We wish all our competitors, their families and loved ones good health during this horrible pandemic and urge everyone to continue to follow closely the advices being issued on a daily basis from their respective governments.
James McCutcheon SDCRG
Chairman – Oireachtas Committee
An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha