First Place Western US Champion Eric Crone dancing in the parade of champions (second boy out)
The Western US Regional Irish Dancing competition (the Oireachtas) just took place in Sacramento, California this past weekend. Tir Conaill had a fabulous showing, with seven top ten finishes and 8 world qualifiers. The 2014 World Irish Dancing competition will take place in London, England. Our top placements include:
*** FIRST PLACE, WESTERN REGIONAL CHAMPION ERIC CRONE - BOYS UNDER 11***
THIRD PLACE, PATRICK BAUMANN, BOYS UNDER 8
THIRD PLACE, LIAM BOYD, BOYS UNDER 12
THIRD PLACE, LIAM CRITCHLEY, BOYS UNDER 16
THIRD PLACE, DANIELLE MEIER, LADIES UNDER 19
THIRD PLACE, SARAH CHERRY, SENIOR LADIES
FOURTH PLACE, TRISTAN HOLMES, BOYS UNDER 10
NINTH PLACE, GARNET WALDROP, GIRLS UNDER 8
SIXTEENTH PLACE, SANDRA SULLIVAN, SENIOR LADIES
EIGHTEENTH PLACE, CHANNING STIRRAT, GIRLS UNDER 14
NINETEENTH PLACE, NIKI TAYLOR, GIRLS UNDER 18
TWENTY-EIGHTH PLACE, MEGHAN CROWNHART, GIRLS UNDER 13
Thanks to Betsy Cherry for the photos
The Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance performed Saturday and Sunday at the Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games at Rillito Park. Thanks to all the dancers who participated. We had a great showing, from our little fairies to our University of Arizona students, and everyone in between.
Here is Liam Boyd showing some serious hardshoe, performing The Blackthorn Stick at the festival!
A grand Celtic Day was had by all!