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
Videos from the show will be available soon - contact Christopher for details firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, January 25th, TCA debuted "Tir Conaill - The Show" in Albuquerque. It was a great day for the Irish at the African American Performing Arts Center, with both a matinee and an evening performance, fabulous raffle baskets, wonderful Irish music by Mar Ata, and great feelings of comaraderie and support from our Albquerque dance community!
Proceeds from the show will help to defray the cost of new flooring for the Albuquerque studio, and help to keep tuition costs down!
Attached are some cute photos of the preparations for the show - enjoy!
Tir Conaill New Mexico will be hosting its first show on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro Drive, NE, Albuquerque). There will be a matinee performance starting at 1pm and an evening performance at 6:30pm.
Tickets are $10 for the matinee half show and children under age 12 years are free admission.
Tickets are $15 for the full evening performance. Children ages 3-12 years are $5. Under age 3 are free.
Tickets will be on sale beginning in early January 2014.
This is a great opportunity to invite family and friends to see wonderful Irish dancing, and a chance to get to see your child perform!
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!
Flanagan's Celtic Corner had a grand reopening celebration in Tucson! Several members of the Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance helped with the festivities by dancing for an enthusiastic Irish crowd. Thanks to Liam Critchley, Liam Boyd, Patrick Baumann, Catherine Smith, Bridget Baumann, and Olivia Murphy for their great dancing. And best of luck to Flano and Bit on their new venture!!
Flanagan's Celtic Corner
2719 E Broadway Blvd
The Albuquerque class has been busy getting the new studio ready! Thanks to the hard work and countless hours of many, dancers were able to start practicing at the new studio the first week of October. Here is a photo of the some of the first tapping feet!
The new Albuquerque schedule can be found on the Classes page.
We are so grateful for all the support shown by the Albuquerque class. Many thanks - and here's to many happy years and happy feet in New Mexico!
Danielle Meier placed10th in her competitionat the 2013 North American Irish Dance Championships which were held earlier this month in Anaheim.
Not only did Danielle score a top ten finish, she has also qualified to compete at the 2014 World Irish Dance Championships which are scheduled to take place in London!
Congratulations Danielle! Your hard work and dedication has paid off!
Tir Conaill recently placed an advertising promotion with Living Social Deals, and had a great response. For those of you who purchased Living Social Deals, please contact Chris by email for more information. He is in Ireland currently visiting his family, and is unable to check his voice messages. Email is email@example.com. We are looking forward to meeting all of you and introducing you to the wonderful word of Irish dance! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.