Tara School of Irish Dancing presents Ceiliúir (Kaylur – gaelic for celebrate) at the Tidemark Theatre Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.
This performance will be a brilliant celebration of the tenth anniversary of The Tara School of Irish Dancing in Campbell River. Featuring the best of the past ten years and starring professional Irish and Celtic guest entertainers, Ceiliúir will be a fabulous production of Irish dancing, music and storytelling.
Produced by Margaret Mullen, TCRG, ADCRG, the show will feature favourites from earlier productions as well as exciting new choreographies. Mullen has been recognized several times by The Irish Dancing Commission, most recently at the World Championships held in Montreal in 2015, where she was recognized as a “Legend of Irish Dancing in Canada”.
Popular Irish entertainer, John Reynolds will entertain at the Saturday night show, May 28. Reynolds has appeared in several Tara Dancers Performance Association productions over the years, always to great acclaim. His humour, storytelling, and musical talents bringing an authentic Irish flavour to the production.
Celtic singer/songwriter, Doug Folkins, will appear at the Sunday matinée on May 29, bringing his lively Celtic music and singing to the stage. Folkins delighted audiences last year when he joined the dancers on stage for a special choreography danced to his rendition of “I’ll Tell me Ma”, and we can expect more fun and lively collaborations this year.
Renowned musician, Dougie Hunter, recently relocated from Scotland to Campbell River, will be joining the dancers on stage for two favourites from the past decade: “The Dance Masters” and “Brennan’s Barn”. Hunter’s lively accordion music will showcase the infectious joy of the spirited dancing.
Following the Sunday matinée, the audience is invited to join the dancers and guest artists in the theatre lobby for a 10th anniversary celebration including cake, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the dancers!
Tickets are available at www.tidemarktheatre.com
at $21 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. There are group rates available through the Tidemark Ticket Centre.