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Interviews


Eimear Mulvey on Sean Nós

Award-winning sean nós dancer Eimear Mulvey is irrepressible in her enthusiasm for teaching traditional Irish dance to children and adults. Interviewed at the South Sligo Summer School in Tubbercurry, Eimear talked to us about the origins of sean nós, its intersection with set dancing, and her approach to leading children on a journey of discovery and self expression through dance.

 

More about Eimear:

Eimear's Bróga Bríomhar Dance School
https://www.facebook.com/BrogaBriomhar/

Watch Eimear dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjlAWTtT8nM

Special thanks to the South Sligo Summer School

 


Peter Ostroushko

Peter Ostroushko is a gifted musician best known for his mandolin and fiddle playing and as the musical director for A Prairie Home Companion. We sat down with Peter recently and had a wide-ranging discussion about music, dancing, and culture. In this four-part series you can hear Peter’s thoughts on music, culture, food, and playing for dances. And you’ll get to hear some great tunes.

Trailer for the Ostroushko Series

On Music and Culture

On Playing for Dances

On Irish Fiddler John Doherty

Performing music from “Tales from the Red Book of Tunes”