Irish Music & Dance

Music and dance are very important to the Irish and they take every opportunity to perform. From the impromptu singsong to organized events, you'll find fun and excitement all over the country.

Midwest Irish Radio has unique brand of entertainment, music, fun and chat and the best of Irish music all day long.

Bagpipe Music
Mainly Scottish but still good music.

The Boghill Centre
The Boghill Centre is a residential activity centre situated off the beaten track, in a natural bog land setting between Lisdoonvarna and Kilfenora in the North of County Clare at the foot of the Burren.

Although it is only two miles from Lisdoonvarna and four miles from Kilfenora it has a quiet and secluded atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The Boghill complex- set in 50 acres of land- incorporates Boghill House, Boghill Octagon Hall and the buildings that hold the double and single rooms.

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Ciara Considine
Steeped in history, these stories emerge from the wealth and beauty of Irish folk culture; the rawness of the material is never compromised as she sings each with an unusual intimacy.

Comhaltas
Promoting the Music, Culture and Arts of Ireland at home and abroad.

Galway Recording Studio
Shay's Studio is a professional recording studio catering to all musical styles and genres as well as audio-visual work

The studio uses first class equipment such as a Neumann U87 mic, Avalon tube channel and a Yamaha recording custom drum kit (see full equipment list).
Audio samples showing the studio's high sound quality can be found on the samples page.

The studio is managed by an experienced sound engineer, and it's clients include professional artists such as Joe Burke, as well as fresh young bands.

glor Irish Music Centre
glor's live music programme reflects a variety of styles, traditions and genres as well as other arts activities. This site will provide visitors with up to date information on listings, exhibitions and all other events. Would you like to learn more about the glor project?

Irish Music Magazine
Great source for Irish Music.

Claddaghdance
Welcome to the Claddagh Dance Company.  Information about our Company, Irish Dance, Dance Classes, Dance Performances and how you can enjoy Irish Dancing.   

The Claddagh Dance Company has added a touch of authentic Irish Culture to the lives of Southern California  communities since 1985. Students range from four to adult, learning a mix of solo and group dances in the traditional soft and hard shoes. 

Irish dancing crosses all ethnicities at our school.  Students have the opportunity to compete throughout the world and participate in community events. 

Neff Brothers
A unique duet with a wonderful wealth of traditional music and are amongst most proficient and exciting talents.

Mastering the energy of Dance Tunes and the emotion of Slow Airs is the highlight of these multi-award winning traditional musicians and composers.

The musical communication between them is wonderful and a delight to witness. Their approach to music offers a great opportunity to see an act that is at the cutting edge of Irish traditional music performed in an informal yet professional setting.

Set Dancing Teachers
Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square, and usually consist of three to six figures with a short pause between each. They are descended from the French quadrilles, which were brought to Ireland by the British army in the nineteenth century. Irish dancers adapted the figures to their own music and steps to form dances with great drive and enjoyment. After a period of decline in the fifties and sixties, sets are very popular today in Ireland and in Irish communities throughout the world.

Willie Clancy School
The Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is Ireland's largest traditional music summer school, held annually since 1973 in memory of the piper Willie Clancy.

During the week, nearly a thousand students from every part of the world attend daily classes taught by experts in Irish music and dance. In addition, a full program of lectures, recitals, dances and exhibitions are run by the summer school.

All events are held in and near Miltown Malbay in County Clare starting on the first Saturday in July. Registration for music and dance classes takes place on Saturday and Monday.