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Shall we dance…a haon…a dó…a trí!

5 Questions For 5 Dancers: 1: How and when did you get involved in Irish Dance? 2: As your interest developed, did you set specific goals for yourself? 3: Do you consider Irish Dance a more artistic rather than athletic endeavor…or bit of both? 4: The public was captivated by Michael Flatley’s Riverdance. Did that success change anything […]

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3 Local Irish Superstitions That Remain Strong Today

By Peter Makem I remember my uncle Tommy Makem once telling me that when he was a teenager, he one day casually brought a few sprigs of broom – an evergreen bush – into the house. His father, my grandfather, was immediately aghast. He sprang to his feet and stepped back toward the wall in […]

ST. PATRICK IRELAND’S GLOBAL SAINT

By Carmel McCaffrey The feast day of St. Patrick on March 17th has been celebrated by the Irish people for well over 1,000 years.  Recorded in the ancient Irish annals as the day of Patrick’s death it has been a day of celebration for his life since at least the eighth century. Yet what do […]

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Jamie Wyeth Comes Home…in dazzling career retrospective

By Sabina Clarke Jamie Wyeth…A Retrospective opened at Brandywine Museum on January 19th and continues through April 5th, 2015. Prior to its Chadds Ford run the exhibit debuted at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where it shattered all attendance records for the Torf Gallery and was seen by 181,489 visitors. Of all the Wyeth’s, […]

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Collegiate Irish Dancers Meet in Friendly Competition at Villanova University

(Photo above: Left to right: Kristen Sileo, Allison Wetterauw, Colleen Fitzpatrick, and Eileen McAlonan from the Catholic University of America accept the second place award for the Four Hand Reel from George Pinchock, Villanova’s assistant director of the Office of Music Activities.) By Brendan Clay “When I was younger, my mom would always show me […]

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