The Irish Dance Project
Our dancers have all been trained in Ireland or in Australia to meet the expectations the audience places on a show today after sensations like Riverdance conquered the world’s scenes. The group took home the 1st, 2nd and 4th placement in the Nordic Championships in Irish Dance Copenhagen 2001 The group took home the Nordic Champion title in the Nordic Championships in Irish Dance Stockholm 2002, as well as gold in the League competitions in traditional choirs and free shows.
The group has performed together with world-renowned Dervish and also performed with Waves, Ború, Quilty, Blackthorn, Kingdom Come and others. The dancers have participated in almost 200 events including prestigious scenes such as Globen, Stockholm City and Concert Hall, Rättvik Dansen, Nalen, Kungsträdgården and three tours. Danced also at the Dubliners popular Irish Christmas table.The group was also watched on TV-3 on “Irish Night” and “Tonight Lantz.”
Our ShowsOur performances consist of a medley of Irish soft and hard codings, from Reels and Jigs to a’Capella song – Without music, concentrated on rhythms.We also have the privilege of working with Sweden’s foremost Irish musician in all possible styles, all in order to offer arrangements with a fine traditional touch, as well as music evenings with a cozy pub atmosphere.We can offer everything from shorter show pieces with recorded music and two to four dancers, to fully-featured performances with up to twelve participants.We can also organize Irish weekend evenings with music and dance where the audience is also able to participate.
We can also offer workshops and weekend classes in dance where we learn the basics of solo and set dance. We also have contact with a number of talented musicians with many years of experience on their instruments for courses in Irish music.
Dance style is probably the one that most people think about when someone says Irish dance.As the name suggests, this usually dances solo and is basically a form of competition but has become very popular as a show dance.
Is the form that comes first in contact with visiting Ireland and is the more social form of Irish dance. It is danced in four pairs in a square. This dance form is more relaxed and can fit a little older group or people without previous dance.
Banjo and Mandolin
Brian Friel is a master of both instruments and has played since childhood. He performs regularly throughout the country.