Do you like Irish sean-nós dancing? If you’re asking “What’s that?” it’s like solo tap dancing to Irish tunes, older than Riverdance and modern step dancing, and all ages can do it. Sean-nós is a great style for dancing however the jigs move ya, even in a tiny pub.
Guess what? Brian Ó hAirt, a fantastic dancer and teacher, is coming to town at 1pm on April 23rd to teach a sean-nós workshop for $20 per student. The location will be our home in North Plano (near 121 & Independence). See below for more details and use our contact form to let us know if you’d like to attend.
When: 1pm on April 23rd.
Where: North Plano (contact us for directions)
We need to know:
Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced sean-nós dancer? Please pick one.
Would you be interested in a beginner, intermediate or advanced workshop? Please pick one.
If you can commit to the workshop, please let us know as soon as possible.
Any dancer is welcome, so spread the word! Now for a few words from Brian about the dancing, his workshops, and himself.
Whatever it takes, you do not want to miss the 2017 O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat in Midlothian, Texas.
Pat Murphy, Irish set dancing master, is coming to Texas!!!
If you’re not excited yet, you will be. A brief bio, taken from Joanie Madden’s cruise page:
Pat Murphy is an accordion player and renown Set Dancing Master from Upperchurch, County Tipperary. His first contact with set dancing happened in his own home where his father Jack played the accordion and often the Ballycommon and Castle sets were danced. Upon retirement from his job as a primary school teacher in the early 1980’s, he got actively involved in teaching and reviving sets. With his wonderful demeanor and way of teaching, his reputation soon spread and he was invited to teach set dancing all over the world. He has lead workshops in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and practically every country in Europe! He is the author of four books on Set Dancing; “Toss the Feathers”, “The Flowing Tide”, “Apples in Winter” and “Tabhair Dom Do Lámh”.
Pat is an amazing teacher, and it’s a rare treat that he is actually coming to Texas. Save the dates! Save your pennies! Lie to your boss if you have to, but make sure you’re in Midlothian next October!
Now…who wants to get together for extra dance practice before then? The more we know, the more we can learn from Pat. This is going to be awesome!
Keep an eye on the O’Flaherty web site (and here) for more information. Registration will begin in May. Keep your calendar open for October 19-22!
We’ve reached 2015 in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival. This is last year before this year! What will we show after this post? No matter what’s next, even if you don’t dance, come out and cheer on the dancers!
We’re staying in 2014 for this post in the series leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival. Make sure you set your schedule up before you arrive so you have time to see the headliners as well as get your dancing in!
We’ve reached 2011, which is a good number because this year marks the 11th year we’ve been calling the Saturday night ceili. This is the 8th in the series of posts leading up to the 2016 North Texas Irish Festival. You’re coming out, right?