Grá na Gaeilge Iowa Irish Arts

Grá na Gaeilge Iowa Irish Arts


So excited about this and had to share. I look for this show every year, and I've driven 5 hours each way to see it. Michael Londra's stunning voice (he was the voice of "Riverdance" on Broadway) with world class Irish dancers and musicians. Tickets at If you can go, don't miss it. Really.
I am working on a manuscript as part of my never ending pursuit of a master's degree. It will be titled Leigheasanna & Pisreóga and based a lot on the volunteer transcription work I am doing for the Irish Folklore Commission right now, but I also have some Scottish sources.

I am going to end with a look at how these traditions migrated to the US and evolved and am hoping that some of you might share some old remedies, traditions, or even just lore that has been passed down in your family. It's boring to just quote my own.

go raibh maith agat , ceud taing, thanks

Promoting traditional Irish dance, music, language, heritage, arts, & Celtic culture in Iowa City area. Sláinte!

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Champagne Irish Dance Apparel 09/22/2021

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It's that time of the year again :) I've just left our May flowers on the front doorstep. This old Irish custom involves gathering flowers on May Eve (or in some places on May day morning) and leaving them in front of the main threshold. It was believed to protect the house from harm or evil.

Photos from President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins's post 04/30/2021

Photos from President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins's post


Harry Potter as #Gaeilge 🧙‍♂️⚡️



Beoga - Online Concert - Tickets Now On Sale

Irish Dance Classes Coming to Bishop Hill - Illinois News Now 03/12/2021

Irish Dance Classes Coming to Bishop Hill - Illinois News Now


Irish Dance Classes Coming to Bishop Hill - Illinois News Now Champagne Academy of Irish Dance are bringing their brand of Irish Dance instruction to Bishop Hill for a 5 week course. According to information provided by John Taylor, the Champagne Academy of Irish Dance will be offering online and in-person classes at the Bishop Hill […]

Five questions (and a playlist!) with Blame Not the Bard | Little Village 03/11/2021

Five questions (and a playlist!) with Blame Not the Bard | Little Village

Five questions (and a playlist!) with Blame Not the Bard | Little Village In the fall of 2014, Blame Not the Bard debuted as Jim and the Brix at that year’s Fiddlers Picnic. In the seven years since, through a new guitarist, an album, many Iowa Irish Fests and a pandemic, their love of traditional Irish music is as strong as ever. Andrew Philbrick (vocals and bass), Nik...



17 Concerts From Around The World
on March 17th and Proudly Featuring :

String Loaded (Australia)
Start Times @ 9am Ireland, 8pm Australia, 10pm New Zealand, 10am WET, 4am Eastern, 3am Central,.1am Pacific

POLYTROPOS with Oscar West and Rennie Pearson (New Zealand)
Oscar West & Rennie Pearson - Polytropos
Start Times @ 10am Ireland, 11pm New Zealand, 9pm Australia, 11am WET, 5am Eastern, 4am Central and 2am Pacific

Lucie Perier (France)
Start Times @ 11am Ireland, 10pm Australia, 12 Noon WET, 6am Eastern, 5am Central and 3am Pacific

Conor McGinity (Ireland)
Start Times @ 12 Noon Ireland, 11pm Australia, 1pm WET, 7am Eastern, 6am Central and 4am Pacific

The Byrne Brothers (Ireland & USA)
Start Times @ 12.55pm Ireland, 11.55pm Australia, 1.55pm WET, 7.55am Eastern, 6.55am Central and 4.55am Pacific

Meadhbh Walsh (Ireland)
Start Times @ 1.30pm Ireland, 2.30pm WET, 8.30am Eastern, 7.30am Central, 5.30am Pacific

John Spillane (Ireland)
Start Times @ 2pm Ireland, 3pm WET, 9am Eastern, 8am Central, 6am Pacific and very early in Australia

Maca (Ireland)
Start Times @ 3pm Ireland, 4pm WET, 10am Eastern, 9am Central, 7am Pacific and very early in Australia

Bruce Foley & Mary Coogan (USA)
Bruce Foley Music
Start Times @ 4pm Ireland, 5pm WET, 11am Eastern, 10am Central, 8am Pacific and very early in Australia

George Murphy & The Rising Sons (Ireland)
Start Times @ 5pm Ireland, 6pm WET, 12 Noon Eastern, 11am Central, 9am Pacific and very early in Australia

Doolin' (France)
Start Times @ 6pm Ireland, 7pm WET, 1pm Eastern, 12 Noon Central, 10am Pacific and very early in Australia

Sina Theil (Ireland & Germany)
Start Times @ 7pm Ireland, 8pm WET, 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 11am Pacific and very early in Australia

Haley Richardson & Friends (USA)
Start Times @ 8pm Ireland, 9pm WET, 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 12 Noon Pacific and very early in Australia

Elle Marie O' Dwyer (Ireland)
Start Times @ 9pm Ireland, 10pm WET, 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 1pm Pacific and very early in Australia

Mairead Nesbitt (Ireland and USA)
Start Times @ 10pm Ireland, 11pm WET, 5pm Eastern, 4pm Central, 2pm Pacific and very early in Australia

Ashley Davis (USA)
Start Times @ 11pm Ireland, 12 Midnight WET, 6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific and very early in Australia

RUNA (USA & Canada)
Start Times @ 12 Midnight Ireland, 1am WET, 7pm Eastern, 6pm Central, 4pm Pacific and very early in Australia

For More Details and Event Notifications see our page Events @ Irish Music Magazine official from February 8th.

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The enduring traditions of St. Brigid's Day 01/31/2021

The enduring traditions of St. Brigid's Day

The enduring traditions of St. Brigid's Day Imbolc, also known as the Feast of Brigid, celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring on February 1. It is one of the four major "fire" festivals (quarter days, referred to in Irish mythology from medieval Irish texts. The other three festivals on the old Irish calen...


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A special workshop with some amazing fiddlers! 01/06/2021

Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas is celebrated in Ireland today!

Happy Nollaig na mBan! Traditionally, every January 6, the women of Ireland, who have worked so hard over Christmas, are celebrated throughout the country on Nollaig na mBan, aka Little Christmas or The Feast of the Epiphany.


Happy New Year! 🥂🎉


Happy New Year from all of us at Irish Fair of Minnesota


Mythical Ireland


It might be overcast and raining here in the Boyne Valley, but that shouldn't prevent us from celebrating the arrival of the shortest day. I would like to wish everyone a very happy Winter Solstice and best wishes for a healthy and happy year ahead.

Attached are some photos from the National Monuments Service showing various views from inside Newgrange on winter solstice. Enjoy them!



Blame Not the Bard

It’s been a long year, and we are fast approaching the longest night. This year, we will bring the stories, song, and dance to you as we wait for dawn together.





The fabulous dancers from The Kristin Butke School of Irish Dance heard the New FEIS App Halloween Track and did this! Fabulous! 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️👏🏾👏🏼

All Ireland Champion Garet Zagorski and his class mates had lots of fun making this amazing video! 🎃🎃

Why not make your own spooky video to FEIS App’s New Halloween track?👻

Kristin Butke Irish Dance


Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia

Is léir go bhfuil sé tábhachtach 😅


Champagne Academy of Irish Dance

Come have fun and dance with us! We have online, in studio, and outside classes for ages 3 through adult! Our next session starts September 28th! Check out our 5-week sessions to give a new skill a try! All are Welcome! 💜☘️🎶
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A “Giganteus” cast is announced for Riverdance: The Animated Adventure.
Lilly Singh, Brendan Gleeson and Aisling Bea join Pierce Brosnan for the feature film which is inspired by the International Stage Show Riverdance and features Bill Whelan’s Grammy Award-winning score.
The film follows an Irish boy named Keegan and a Spanish girl named Moya as they journey into the mythical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus who teach them to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life. This is an animated adventure of sight, sound and dance as you’ve never before experienced!
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure is is in post-production and will be delivered later this year. Don't miss a beat - follow Riverdance Movie


Show your support for Iowa’s own! ☘️

Sunday is the last day to order!

Show your support and order some fun summer wear!

Time to get your CAIDwear Summer 2020! ☘️
We have some fun tshirts and sweet summer tanks!

All orders will be shipped to you directly.

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Learn to fiddle with the JA Clair School of Music this summer!

We are currently accepting students for our online summer session. Classes begin June 8, and are "pay what you can" for the summer.

For registration and more information, go to:



Our 10 Week Summer Session is Open!☀️
Join us! ☘️
Ages 3 years old & up!
June 8th - August 20
No classes July 3rd - July 11th
Flexible make-up classes available.
Classes will continue to be online via Zoom as we safely transition back to the studio.
Visit to view our schedule!
Studio Location:
North Liberty, Iowa
Cambridge, Illinois

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Eoin McKiernan Library

Virtual music lessons in the Twin Cities 112 years ago! On the bagpipes no less.

From the Minneapolils Tribune, Dec. 30 1908.
"Placing his lips to the telephone receiver, he puckered them into a whistle, and went through the knotty piece note by note... He stopped for breath and then repeated the air. There was an anxious pause..." 05/01/2020

The Folklore of May-Day/ Bealtaine

Happy May Day/Bealtaine! 💐☘️ The 1st of May brings us to the start of summer and one of the most important cross-quarter days (being between the solstices and equinoxes) in the Irish calendar. May-day, like many festivals of i…


Just left our May flowers on the front doorstep. This old Irish custom involves gathering flowers on May Eve (or in some places on May day morning) and leaving them in front of the main threshold. It was believed to protect the house from harm or evil.


Caitlín Nic Gabhann

Too cute! 🥰🎶💕☘️

Yesterday was International Dance Day so I decided to try to make a playing/dancing video. Here’s how it went. This is what lock-down looks like in our house!!! And this is actually much more entertaining than the video itself 😄


Let’s Dance Iowa! ☘️🎶💜


Did you ever want to try Irish dance? Want to try a new hobby? Did you use to dance and want to get back? Want to help support a local business?
Come dance with us!

-No equipment needed
-No experience needed
-All are welcome!
-5 Week Session OR we have a new DROP-IN option!

Beginner Classes:

Blackbirds 3-6yo
Tuesday 4:30pm
Wednesday 6:15pm

St.Patrick 6-Tweens
Monday 4pm
Tuesday 5:30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm
Thursday 5:15pm

Job of Journeywork Beginner Adults & Teens
Wednesday 6:45pm

More information: then select the "join us" tab.

Hope to see you online!

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Global Irish Session Tune #3 | The Ballydesmond Polka

Iowa’s own, Tara McGovern 🤩☘️🎶💜

OAIM members from a whopping 12 countries (56 musicians) participated in this week's #OAIM50 Tunes Challenge. They played The Ballydesmond Polka at 75% speed... 03/18/2020

‎Feet of a Dancer (feat. Champagne & McGovern) - Single by Coppers & Brass

A song of hope & love ❤️🎶☘️💜

Feet of a Dancer (feat. Champagne & McGovern) - Single by Coppers & Brass ‎Album · 2020 · 1 Song


Blame Not the Bard

☘️🎶 Get your copy today! 🎶☘️

When Blame Not the Bard began, one of our dreams was to play Irish music in a pub on St. Patrick’s Day and to get to share in the depth of this tradition with our community. We looked forward to teaching our friends and neighbors the songs we had come to cherish, and to sharing a bit of our joy as a community.

It didn’t happen the first year. But for four great years we have gotten to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day singing Irish songs with our friends. And next year, we are sure, we will get to do exactly that again. And it will be better than ever, because we’ll experience that joy anew.

We hoped to get you a copy of this album in person, but it seems that will have to wait for now. That’s okay. We are patient! In the meantime, Soundcheck is now available for digital purchase through CDbaby! If you’d like to pick up your copy today, go to:

Peace to you all! Watch this space for some fun videos and tunes in the days and weeks to come 🎶 ☘️ 🇮🇪


Cedar Rapids Public Library

Champagne Academy of Irish Dance


Eileen Ivers

Hey Eileen here! 🎻🎵
The single from our NEW Album "Scatter the Light" is now available FREE for a limited time. Click the link to grab your download before they are gone. 👉



Isle of Skye, Scotland
Photo by @Cpt.saebass on instagram 02/17/2020

Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge St. Paul /Irish Language Weekend St. Paul Irish language weekend for beginners through experienced learners. April 17-20 in St. Paul. $125 when you sign up in advance. Don't miss this opportunity!



❤️ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️

Lá Fhéile Vailintín faoi mhaise duit!


Áirc Damhsa Dance Club

Happy St. Brigid's Day everyone :)

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