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Chris McGrory, Tir Conaill Irish Dance Academy

A musician, composer, dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Christopher McGrory, TTCT, TCRG has recently relocated from Ireland and joined our Tucson Irish community with a twinkle in his eye and a ready smile.

He is a world-renowned Irish dance accordionist who has played for dance competitions all over the world from New Zealand and Australia to most countries in Europe, as well as Canada and the United States. Because of his expertise, he has been...

Saturday, June 16, 2007 Read More

Joan O'Dwyer, Wilde Playhouse

Joan O’Dwyer is the brawn behind Wilde Playhouse, the new theatre — cum improv, open mic, sesiun, & espresso/wine bar — which opened this winter at 135 Congress.

People have asked her: Why Irish? Why theatre? Why improv? Why now? What the heck? Wha’s happenin? Wazzup? Wherefore art thou?

Well, Joan became acutely agog over Irish literature when she and her daughter, Whitney, spent a year in Ireland spanning two centuries. Joan wrote a master�s degree in...

Friday, June 1, 2007 Read More

Sharon Goldwasser, Round the House

Sharon Goldwasser is the fiddle player in the traditional Irish band Round the House. The band started about eight years ago with Sharon, Mike Smith, and Dave Firestine. About five years ago Claire Zucker joined the band as a vocalist. Round the House recently released its second CD, “‘til the wee hours,” to critical acclaim. On January 23, 2004 the band, together with the championship dancers from the Bracken School of Irish Dance, presented its...

Friday, June 1, 2007 Read More

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