1,000 Dancers wanted to mark Ireland’s 2016 Centenary celebrations in Manchester

Posted in Connect on December 14, 2015.

The 2016 Manchester Irish Festival is looking for up to a 1,000 Dancers to get involved in its celebrations to mark Ireland’s 2016 Centenary and the festival’s own 21st Birthday. The festival is hoping that all of Manchester’s numerous Dance Schools will at least put on an event to celebrate Ireland’s Past, Present and Future. They are also inviting other Dance Schools in the UK and Ireland to get involved in the celebration.

Tony Hennigan the press officer of the Manchester Irish Festival website and founding member of the festival commented “We wanted to do something to celebrate Ireland’s centenary and hit upon the idea of staging one hundred events with at least 1,000 Irish Dancers involved in it. Manchester has always been a hotbed for Irish Dancing for a number of years with the likes the multi-award winning Lord of the Dance Star, James Keegan. We even had Michael Flatley, fly over one year in his private jet to launch the Festival. Dance Schools might just put on a taster evening or stage a special concert or showcase as part of the two week festival.”

Dance Schools that wish to get involved or submit an event for the ‘Tradfest 100’ to celebrate Ireland’s 2016 centenary should email their details topressmif@gmail.com. There is no charge to get involved in the celebration and all the Schools involved will be listed free of charge on the festival website.

The dance events will be part of a two week Tradfest featuring Irish Art, Comedy, Community, Literature, Music events as part of a two week celebration paying homage to Ireland’s cultural past, present and future through Irish Music, Song and Dance.”

The two week non-stop party which will run from Friday 4 March until Friday 18th March.

The festival has grown into Europe’s longest Irish Festival and its websitewww.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk has long been established as the premier Irish Festival website on google.
For more information visitwww.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk


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