Growing up in a large Irish family you have no choice but to fall in love with traditional Irish music. A self-taught musician, I began a solo career singing in Irish pubs and playing for friends and family, eventually forming a band. As lead vocalist for The Celtic Hooligans from Erie, Pennsylvania, we entertained in … Read more
One of the largest and most successful Irish dance schools in the United States, Celtic Steps has achieved a superior standard in Irish Dancing. Over the last 15 years, students have enjoyed major success both in competition and in performance. Celtic Steps has won many regional and national championships, and has placed first in the world in … Read more
Maguire Academy is a an Irish dance studio with students ranging 4 to 94 in age. The performance group is directed by Darren Maguire, who comes from a world championship family of Irish dancers and performed as a lead dancer in Riverdance in 1996. In 2006, he relocated to Tucson and started Maguire Academy of … Read more
This six-year-old group features Don Gest on wooden flute, Irish whistle and drum, with Anton Shekerdzhiev on guitar and bouzouki, and William Don Carlos, on fiddle and vocals. The songs they play come from Scottish and Irish traditions.