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Colin Dunne features in exciting dance & music show at Hewitt Summer School

A former Riverdance star has joined forces with some top Irish traditional musicians to present an exciting new not-to-missed stage show which is currently on tour in Ireland and will play at The John Hewitt International Summer School at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh on Wednesday, July 25.

The prodigiously talented dancer Colin Dunne joins forces with award-winning Co Clare fiddler, Tola Custy, New York-based harpist, Maeve Gilchrist and master uilleann piper David Power in “Edges of Light” for its only Northern Ireland performance this Summer.

Mixing contemporary and traditional music with dance, this theatrical show is an exciting celebration of melody and rhythm.

“Edges of Light” draws from a unique and little known Irish idiosyncrasy: the rising of the sun at Dunsink Observatory occurs 25 minutes and 21 seconds later than at Greenwich, meaning that 8pm Dublin Mean Time occurs at 8.25 pm GMT!

Combining the play of dance with an adventurous musical spirit, the quartet conjure up a beautiful soundscape, weaving simple and complex textures of melody and rhythm inspired by the natural sounds and shimmering patterns of light that announce Ireland’s day.

Mixing contemporary and traditional music with dance, this theatrical show is an exciting celebration of melody and rhythm.

Best known for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, Colin Dunne has toured with musical groups The Chieftains and De Dannan and performed at such venues as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

Three award-winning musicians from Ireland and Scotland complete the ensemble: Clare fiddler Tola Custy, one of the founding members of ground-breaking band Guidewires, acclaimed harpist Maeve Gilchrist and uilleann piper David Power, a former member of Liam Clancy’s Fairweather Band and regular collaborator with Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition Project.

This ensemble was originally invited by Music Network to perform together for a specially curated tour of Ireland in September 2016 and with the help of A touring grant from the Arts Council of Ireland, they have been able to revive the show for performances at Festivals in different parts of Ireland this year.

The combined skills and imaginations of these hugely talented artists will provide an experience not to be missed.

Tickets at £12.00 are available from The Market Place Theatre on 028 3752 1821 and online at www.visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre.

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