2021 performance schedule
Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts, Jim Prendergast and Kieran Jordan
Live in concert
We are thrilled to be returning to Gore Place, with a live concert of traditional Irish music, featuring Laurel (fiddle), Mark (flute and banjo), Jim (guitar) and me dancing. This is an outdoor concert under a tent, with plenty of space and open air. Come join us!
Páidí Tom Bán Breathnach and Friends
CD Release Party
Connemara melodeon player Páidí Breathnach (Paudie Walsh) has made a new CD called “Music from the Fireside.” I am honored to be part of this album — with my dance steps featured throughout the recording. The Irish Cultural Centre of New England will host a CD release party for Paudie, with special guest performers including Joey Abarta, Jackie O’Riley, and dancers from the Kieran Jordan Dance company and studio. This will be an old-fashioned night of Irish music and dance, celebrating that iconic Connemara sound. Outdoor event under a large tent! Reservations suggested: call 781-821-8291.
Kieran Jordan and Rebecca McGowan – Massachusetts Cultural Council Traditional Arts Apprenticeship
Informal Dance Showing
Rebecca McGowan and I are the grateful recipients of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Traditional Arts Apprenticeship. This program supports focused one-on-one teaching and learning in the traditional arts. Our project allows me to share my lifelong repertoire of Irish set dances with Rebecca — stretching back to dances I competed with as a child, right up to my own contemporary compositions.
This informal performance will feature dances we have been working on for the last 12 months, with live music by Devin McCabe.
Laurel Martin, Jim Prendergast, and Kieran Jordan
Live in concert
We’re heading to Portland, Maine for a concert of Irish music and dance, featuring Laurel on fiddle, Jim on guitar, and me on the feet!
The Dan Furey Dance Group and a Circle of Squares
Film Screening, Dance Workshop and Performance
The Gaelic Roots series at Boston College will present a screening of my documentary The Dan Furey Dance Group and a Circle of Squares, followed by a Q&A, plus a mini dance workshop and performance. The film explores the legacy of West Clare dance master Dan Furey, and the group of dancers who have carried on his steps — especially though the teaching and touring of Michael Tubridy and his late wife, Céline. I made this documentary during the COVID-19 pandemic, with archival footage and interviews with members of the group, showing how we are connected as an international community through dance. Musician Dan Accardi (who also appears in the film) will join me to accompany the dancing.