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Kieran Jordan
Irish dance performance, instruction, choreography

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!

  • Wednesday October 6
  • 7:30 pm 52 Gore Street
    Waltham, MA
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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.

  • Saturday October 9
  • 7:00 pm
  • Irish Cultural Centre of New England
    200 New Boston Drive
    Canton, MA
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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.

  • Friday October 29
  • 7:00 pm —8:00 pm
  • The Dance Complex
    536 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, MA
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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!

  • Wednesday November 3
  • Blue
    650 Congress Street
    Portland, ME
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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.

  • Thursday November 18
  • 6:30 pm —8:30 pm
  • Boston College, Brighton Campus, Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium
    117 Lake Street
    Brighton, MA
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