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The Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway is delighted to announce a second series of workshops with renowned Sean-Nós Dancer-in-Residence, Seosamh Ó Neachtain.

A graduate of NUI Galway, Seosamh Ó Neachtain is one of a handful of performers who have rejuvenated the Gaeltacht tradition of sean-nós dancing, introducing the athleticism and sophistication of a dynamic but neglected art form to national and international audiences. He has performed on concert stages throughout the world with some of the finest exponents of traditional music, including Altan, De Danann, Máirtín O’Connor, Harry Bradley, Jesse Smith, Johnny Connolly, and Róisín Elsafty.

His contribution to the TG4 series Ceolchuairt which explored the influence of Irish dance on American tap dancing, won the entertainment category in the Celtic Film Festival 2009.

Seosamh is also one the founding members of the traditional dance show Barr go Sáil/Heel to Toe which has performed at festivals such as Tonder Festival, Denmark, Celtic Connections, Glasgow and the International Dance Festival of Ireland.  He is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Music and Creative Media at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Seosamh Ó Neachtain will conduct this four week series of dance workshops at NUI Galway beginning on 4 Wednesday, November. The workshops, which are free of charge and open to the public, will take place in the Aula Maxima commencing at 7.00pm.

The Dancer-in-Residence programme is supported by Ealaín na Gaeltachta and the Arts Council.

For further details, contact Samantha Williams, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway on 091 492051

Michelle Ní Chróinín
Press & Information Officer
NUI Galway
Tel: +353 91 493542

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