Step dance Dance Workshop with Brenda O’Callaghan
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Brenda O’Callaghan’s background is in Traditional Irish Dance as dancer and teacher. She teachs set dancing, Ceili, two-hand dances and Sean-Nós old style steps. She is the founder member of Cos Cos Dance Group, initiated in 2000, which has performed at numerous festivals and concerts.
Two-hand dances with Anne Connaghan and Connie McKelvey
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Connie McKelvey and Anne Connaghan are exponents and teachers of the two-hand dance tradition of Donegal. They teach and perform at festivals and events on a regular basis and toured and performed as part of the Heel to Toe project showcasing music, song and dance from various regions in Ireland alongside Jimmy and Peter Campbell, Seamus Begley, Seosaimh Ó Neachtáin and Daithi Ó Sé among others.
Tara Connaghan is a well respected fiddle player in the Donegal style and will provide music for the workshop. She released a well received recording ‘The Far Side of the Glen’ with Derek McGinley in 2011 focusing solely on the fiddle style and repertoire of south west Donegal, grant aided by the Arts Council of Ireland. She is the recent recipient of a Music Network Music Capital Scheme Award in 2015 for a Noel Burke violin bow.
Supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council.
Date: Saturday 3 February
Venue: Tinney’s Bar
Especially for participants at today’s dance workshops and other dance enthusiasts, we have organised a special dance session at Tinney’s Bar where you can put into practice some of the steps learned earlier. Session music will be provided by world class traditional musicians.