Lots of sashes and trophies for the championship dancers - congrats to Bridget on her first place!
Great dancing at the feis, congrats to all!
We are excited to announce that the third annual Tir Conaill - The Show will take place in Albuquerque on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2:30pm at the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE, 87108). Tickets are still available but they are going fast! Get ready for a wonderful afternoon of Irish music, song and dance, with the fabulous dancers of Tir Conaill. Highlights this year will include a moonwalking to Smooth Criminal number, Celtic Kittens purring across the dance floor, and a special Star Trekkie number. There will also be plenty of jigs, reels and hornpipes to keep your feet tapping and your heart smiling.
For ticket information please contact Christopher McGrory at 520-991-3605 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance proudly presents our third annual Irish cabaret in Tucson, Arizona. Tir Conaill: The Show 2015 will be held at the beautiful Leo C. Rich Theater on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The show will run from 5 - 7:30pm. Tickets are available through the Tucson Convention Center Box Office and on line through Ticketmaster. $18 for adults, $6 children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free.
Come see Irish dance, music and song, with something for everyone! You will enjoy a wonderful mix of dance numbers, with dancers from the very young to seasoned champions. You will tap your feet to the Irish traditional tunes and songs, and be surprised at some with a contemporary twist. You will be dazzled by the varied choreography, from graceful ballet-like numbers to the crowd pleasing rat-a-tat taps at lightening speed. Experience Irish culture vibrant and alive in Tucson!
Tir Conaill: The Show 2015 - dont' miss it!! For further information, please contact Christopher McGrory at 520-991-3605 or email at email@example.com
Tir Conaill Academy was very busy during the month of March! We started out with our big show production in Albuquerque on March 8th. Tir Conaill - The Show 2015 was a great success, with a sold out performance! From beginners to champion dancers to adults, all members of the school strutted their stuff! Highlights included The Wedding Day Jig, The Chicago Hornpipe, Uptown Funk, the perennial Boys Reel, and the Wild West Show. Fun was had by all!
The Green Room at Tir Conaill The Show 2015 Albuquerque
Next we moved right into St. Patrick's Day Festivities. With over 20 performances between the two locations, the dancers kept hoppin'! We marched in both parades in Albuquerque and Tucson, and delivered fabulous performances at the festivals. The Tucson class was also invited to a big school party in the private room at O'Malley's on Fourth, hosted by class parent/owners Scott and Brian Cummings. The dancers expressed their thanks with a joyful, relaxed performance under the tent, in their tee shirts and shorts. We even had 3 year old Kellen give us a step!! Tir Conaill made the front page of the newspaper two days in a row - hurray for us!!
Albuquerque class at the 2015 Albuquerque St. Patrick's Day Parade
Meghan, Emily, and Neave at the final Tucson St. Pat's Show, with Christopher
Then the World Irish Dance Championships took place in Montreal the week of March 29th. We had 8 World Qualifiers for the 2015 World Championships, and 6 chose to travel to Montreal to compete. We had a great showing, and all of our dancers made us proud with their performances. We had 2 dancers getting into the final rounds in their respective age groups - the only recalls for the states of Arizona and New Mexico! Congratulations to our world recallers Eric Crone, 17th in the world in the boys under 13 category, and Sandra Sullivan 45th in the world in the senior ladies competition.
At far left is Katelyn Dunn, our "adopted" Irish dancer who is attending college at the University of Arizona, who placed 40th in the senior ladies competition.
Next to her is Sandra Sullivan, our senior lady from Albuquerque who placed 45th in the senior ladies competition.
At right is Eric Crone, who placed 17th in the world in the boys under 13 competition in Montreal.
Congratulations to our fabulous dancers!!
Great results from the 2014 Western Regional Oireachtas!
Eric Crone, first place boys under 12
LIam Boyd, second place, boys under 13
Sarah Cherry, third place senior ladies
Liam Critchley, third place boys under 17
Tristan Holmes, third place boys under 11
Patrick Baumann, third place boys under 9
Angus Gallegos, third place boys under 8
Sandra Sullivan, fifth place senior ladies
Danielle Meier, eighth place ladies under 20
Olivia Murphy, tenth place girls under 8
Garnet Waldrop, eleventh place girls under 9
Channing Stirrat, thirteenth place girls under 15
Meghan Crownhart, seventeenth place girls under 14
third place, mixed ceili under 12
third place, mixed ceili under 8
4th place, adult ladies ceili
6th place, girls under 8
7th place, mixed under 10
Sophia St. John, 15th place under 8
Alex Price, 23rd, under 9
Clare Padilla,19th under 10
Thomas Nayder, 28th under 11
Megan Greenwood, 8th adult
Caryn McGee, 9th adult
Lisa Schrenk, 10th adult
Kate Padilla, 15th adult
Congratulations to all of our dancers - put your feet up and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Tir Conaill Academy had a great showing at the October Halloween Feis in Phoenix, Arizona. We had many winners in all levels of competition, including a clean sweep of first, second, third place in the senior championship!
We also debuted our ceili teams who will be representing us at the Oireachtas western regional championships in a few weeks.
Thank you to the tireless parents/grandparents/friends of our dancers, who brought them to the feis and turned them out so beautifully dressed and ready for their performances. We couldn't do it without you!
A great time was had by all.
The June performance of Tir Conaill The Show proved to be more exciting than ever. Some performance standouts include "Harry's Wild West Treble Reel," "The Charleston," and the "Flight of the Earls," just to name a few.
The dancers performed to a overflowing audience of friends, parents, families, and Irish culture aficionados.
All monies earned from the concert are dedicated to covering the costs of studio upkeep, costume purchases, and helping to defray the cost of the workshop tuition.
All in all, it was a grand Irish night! Can't wait for the Albuquerque show this February!
Come join us at the Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson, for the second annual
Tir Conaill The Show
Saturday, June 7th
Show starts at 7pm
Refreshments and seating starting at 6 pm
Temple of Music and Art
330 South Scott Avenue
Tickets $15 Children under 12 are free
Best of luck to all the Tir Conaill Qualifiers who have chosen to compete at the Worlds next week in London. As Liam says -
We are so proud of you for qualifying for the World Irish Dance Championships.
Our 2014 World Qualifiers
Eric, Tristan, Liam, Liam
Channing, Danielle, Sandra, Sarah
And our adopted dancer Katelyn