What is a Craicfest

Craicfest is a word that dates back into the mists of ancient Irish history; in other words about two years ago. When we thought about creating an Encuentro Milonguero for our close embrace loving friends from both the Encuentro and Marathon circuits, it was first to give you all a great excuse to visit Ireland

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Long before I moved to Ireland and we were ‘enlightened’ by the idea of organising Garúa, Anthony told me about the mysterious Charleville Castle and showed pictures of the amazing ballroom. It was really impressive and the images stuck in my memory. On my arrival, my first weekend of travelling around the country was a

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Why is it called Garúa?

Well, the reason is simple really, Garúa was recorded by two of our favourite orquestas Pedro Laurenz and Anibal Troilo so it is never far from our minds and always in our hearts as a song. Of course, it means drizzle in Spanish so it was entirely appropriate for a typical Irish summer when the

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What’s the craic in 90 kraek?

Craic (/kræk/ KRAK) or crack is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland. It is often used with the definite article – the craic – as in the expression “What’s the craic?” (meaning “How are you?” or “What’s happening?”). The word has an unusual history; the Scots and

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