We are proud to feature some very special Celtic Cafe interviews:
A few Irish Dance Links - more to come
The European touring company of Riverdance, the Avoca, has a very special
star in Susan Ginnety.
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 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.
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.
Loraine 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 GALLAI
Click here for Breandan De Gallai's new site to learn about the show!
Click here for the official Riverdance site.
Click here for Colin's official website.
Click on the image for our feature about this champion dancer.
Click here for the official Rhythm of the Dance website.
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.
DR. JOHN CULLINANE
Irish Dancing Master, teacher and adjudicator, Vice Chairman of the Irish Dancing Commission, distinguished author, archivist and researcher, Dr. John is also the worlds leading authority on the History of Irish Dance. Read our interview with this fascinating man!
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