Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


An Evening with Michael Tubridy by midatlanticcce
October 26, 2011, 10:31 pm
Filed under: Maryland, Workshop

An Evening with Michael Tubridy

Step Dancing Class 4-6pm, Concert and Talk 6:30pm, Session with Dancing to Follow

Saturday, October 29

J. Patrick’s Irish Pub
1371 Andre St.
Baltimore MD 21230-5303
(410) 244-8613

Suggested Donation $10

Born in Kilrush in County Clare in 1935, Michael Tubridy has played a vital role in the history of traditional Irish music and dance. In 1962, he was a founding member of the traditional Irish music group, The Chieftains, with whom he played the tin whistle, flute, and concertina. Michael remained a member of the group until 1979.

Michael is also a dancer and teacher of old time step dancing. He and his wife Celine learned from dancing master Dan Furey, who lived in Labasheeda in County Clare. They have been teaching these dances throughout Ireland and in other places as far away as Germany, France, and Japan.

Mr. Tubridy will be teaching the rarely seen set dance The Job of Journeywork. The class will go from 4-6pm. After the class, Mr. Tubridy will combine a concert with a talk about his many years of experience.

After his presentation, Mr. Tubridy has requested a session with dancing; musicians – bring your instruments, and dancers – bring your shoes! This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to listen to and learn from one of the last living links to the old styles of playing and dancing, we hope you can join us!

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