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July 8, 2020

2020 has been challenging for all of us in different ways.  I have slowly been making the transition to teaching my own students (kids and teens in the Boston-area) virtually.  I've had requests from dancers I've worked with in different parts of the country for beginn...

June 21, 2019

I couldn't be more excited to announce the release of a very unique project I've been working on for the past 3 years: a visual album of Irish dance & music, in collaboration with my long-time friend and dance partner Rebecca McGowan. We created 6 dance pieces, featuri...

June 29, 2018

 Story coming soon....!  

January 24, 2018

I'm very honored to be dancing in "The Sound of Ireland", a celebratory concert produced by Na Píobairí Uilleann, in honor of the recent recognition of uilleann piping by UNESCO.  The concert is at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, and I'll be dancing the Blackbird, with Jo...

October 27, 2017

I'm calling the céilí at the Little Sea Folk Festival in Portland, ME on Saturday Oct 28.  I'm delighted to be a part of this new festival, and am looking forward to a stellar line-up of musicians.  I'll give a beginner lesson at 7pm, and the dancing will start a littl...

October 17, 2017

I'll be performing and teaching at Re-Jigged this weekend, Oct 21-23.  Earlier this year I did some teaching in Prince Edward Island, as well as Halifax, NS, and met a great group of dancers and musicians, so I'm looking forward to returning!


August 9, 2017

Wed Aug 23

All dancers are welcome, though some sean-nós dance experience is recommended.

Liam Scanlon, from Glenhest, is an award-winning and accomplished sean nós dancer, collaborator and teacher, working nationally and internationally. A recent gra...

August 1, 2017

I am co-hosting a great family-friendly Irish music and dance event this Sunday, Aug 6, at Magazine Beach in Cambridge, from 5:30-7:30.  The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, along with the Druid Pub is organizing this event to increase visibility of Magazine Bea...

February 23, 2017

This year, we started having live music in class for my advanced students.  We've done this sporadically before, but usually on a special occasion.  I hadn't worked consistently with a musician in class, and so I didn't really know what would happen.  What I hoped for...

February 1, 2017

On Feb 17 and 18, I'll be performing with my dance partner Rebecca McGowan in "Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket", an ensemble show where all pieces must be contained on a 4'x4' raised stage.  The tiny stage was calling out to us, as the steps we dance were meant for...

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