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I’m so excited to be planning a dancing trip to New York City at the end of June and start of July where I’ll be teaching sean-nós dance masterclasses. Stay tuned for details!

Some photos taken by the very talented Natalia Petrova during a recent trip to Moscow. A big thanks to Alexey Popov for organising!

I’m just home from Seville, Spain where I had the wonderful opportunity of performing sean-nós in the stunning open air venue, CICUS Arts Center, for two nights.

On the first night I performed with ‘Stolen Notes’ a local Irish traditional music group, who I was amazed to hear had reached a level of virtuosity by learning tunes on the internet and at local sessions.

On the second night I performed with the extremely talented sean-nós singer, Lillis O Laoire, and musicians Fiachna O Mongáin from Co. Mayo and Tara Ní Chonacháin from Co. Donegal. Having never performed with these artists, I was surprised at how quickly we made a musical connection and how well everybody seemed to gel. There was certainly some sort of magic in the air that night and it’ll be a very difficult gig to top!

The people of Seville are so welcoming and friendly and we were very well looked after during our stay. I was captivated by the all the music in the streets and at the flamingo bars and I hope to make another trip soon.

Thanks to Antonio Rivero Taravillo for being a great host!

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Japan as part of a dance tour called ‘Women of Ireland’. I was delighted to be asked to represent Ireland abroad as a modern and sean-nós dancer and also to visit one of the countries I’m most interested in.

Over the course of the tour, which stretched from Fukuoka to Sapporo, I tasted some pretty amazing food, met the loveliest of people and saw some unforgettable towns and cities.

I find there’s no better way of describing a trip than through images so hopefully my Instagram diary will express my love for the country better than words. Arigatou gozaimasu!