We are proud to feature some very special Celtic Cafe interviews:

A few Irish Dance Links - more to come

Ann's Place

History of Irish Dance

Irish Step Dancing - A Brief History

Olive Hurley Website



Highland Dance Links
Loraine Ritchey

Highland Dance

Highland & Scottish Stepdance Resource

Highland Dancing For Dummies

Highland X Press

Highland Net

Ogopogo's Scotch Highland Resource Page












Susan GinnetySusan Ginnety

The European touring company of Riverdance, the Avoca, has a very special star in Susan Ginnety.

As one of the original dancers at the 1994 Eurovision, Susan has been on a most exciting journey this past decade.

Click on the image to learn more about this dazzling dancer.


James DevineJames Devine

If you have perused the Guinness Book of World Records anytime since 1998, you will have seen an entry for James Devine, the fastest tap dancer!

Click on the image for our feature on this most talented individual, or go directly to his official site, DevineDance.com, by clicking here.




Irish Dance InvasionIrish Dance Invasion

Irish Dance Invasion, described as "The Renaissance of Irish Dance," premiered on Nov. 1, 2003 in Budapest, Hungary, starring Stephen Scariff, Ronan Morgan and fantastic fiddler Mairead Nesbitt.

Click on the image for information about this exciting new show.



Dance of DesireDance of Desire

Click on the image for our coverage of this terrific new show, and here for our interview with composer Eric Cunningham. Click here for photos of the terrific troupe, here for the interview with Lisa Anderson and here for the interview with Angela Burns.





Highland DanceLoraine Ritchey, monthly columnist for the Dancer and Celtic World magazines, shares her thoughts in a Celtic Cafe exclusive about why Highland dance always seems to be the "bridesmaid to the Irish dance bride."

Click on the image to read all about it!

Click here for Loraine's own site and her many articles related to Highland Dance.





Breandan De GallaiClick on the image for an older feature we have on Breandan, and we hope to soon have a lot more information about his new show, Balor!

Click here for Breandan De Gallai's new site to learn about the show!






Joanne DoyleClick on the image for the interview of the lovely Joanne Doyle by the Celtic Cafe's own "Tourmaster," Alex Szabo.

Click here for the official Riverdance site.






Colin DunneClick on the image for our feature about this nine times World Champion, Star of Riverdance and creator of Dancing on Dangerous Ground.

Click here for Colin's official website.







Aisling HollyAisling Holly, often referred to as the female version of Michael Flatley when it comes to dancing ability, is the star of Rhythm of the Dance.

Click on the image for our feature about this champion dancer.

Click here for the official Rhythm of the Dance website.







Joel HannaJoel Hanna, one of the most exciting Irish dancers ever to step on the world stage, is currently touring with Fire of Dance.

Click on the image for our feature about this champion dancer and veteran of Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground.

Click here for Joel's official website.



The name Olive Hurley is synonymous with the finest in Irish Dance instructional videos. Click here for our interview with this grand lady of Dublin and find out about her latest video, Step By Step, Volume 3, featuring some of the best Irish show dancers in the world.

Click here to go directly to Olive's website.



John Carey, long a favorite of the Celtic Cafe, talks about his time with Lord of the Dance in this exclusive interview. We are pleased to include reviews and many photos taken of his Realta performance at the July 4th, 2002, celebration in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Click on his image to learn more.



Darren Smith, Principal Dancer with the Trinity Irish Dance Company, shares his thoughts about his path to and with a show that pushes the boundaries of Irish dance.

Also, find out what it's like to dance with Trinity for a day, from the perspective of a couple of young Irish dancers in Colorado.



Irish Dancing Master, teacher and adjudicator, Vice Chairman of the Irish Dancing Commission, distinguished author, archivist and researcher, Dr. John is also the world’s leading authority on the History of Irish Dance. Read our interview with this fascinating man!


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