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Here’s a short interview I did for RTÉ’s TwoTube talking all about my latest project Trip-nós!

I’m teaching a sean-nós workshop this Sunday, 30 September, as part of an amazing charity event ‘A Day of Dance for Lily Mae’. I can’t get over the line-up for the day with workshops led by some of the country’s leading dancers and choreographers. It’s an honour to be teaching at the same event!

My class starts at 2 and I’ll be teaching at an open level with a funky twist at the end for a laugh. Each class is €10 and it’s for a really worthy cause so check out the leaflet for more info. Hope to see you there!

I tried out a little experiment at Electric Picnic this weekend – sean-nós dancing mixed with techno. Hmmmm, it sounds funny at first but it worked (I swear)! I was lucky to have two great dancers with me – Emma O’Sullivan and Marion Ní Chonghaíle as well and two star musicians Ruth McKiernan and Cormac Murphy to make it all come together.

What we did was pop on the amazing track Inspector Norse by Todd Terje, Cormac and Ruth played over it and then myself and the girls taught simple steps by calling out numbers. Check out Terje’s toonage, seriously, this song will make you dance against your will!

First there was Sean-nós, then there was Hip-nós and then there was Trip-nós..

Coinnigí súil amach!

Hi all! So I’m only recovering now from an amazing weekend at Electric Picnic. The craic was ninety (as usual) but the weather really made it special..delighted!

I performed in An Puball Gaeilge on Saturday and Sunday as part of An Cabaret Craiceáilte, presented by Rónán Mac Aodh Bhuí. The show on Saturday streamed in Live Trad and here’s a clip taken from that!

Here’s a lovely picture taken recently by photographer Knut Utler at Féile Joe Éinniú in Carna.

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I’ve been busy enough dancing at different gigs and festivals so sibealdavitt.com is looking very neglected (sorry about that!). Plenty of photos, films and more to come!

Here are some stills from the set of ‘Raymond is Believing’, a short film I produced about a lonely and delusional taxi driver which is currently in post-production. More on that when it’s finito!

Seo físeán gearr ar chur muid le chéile ag Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge le déanaí ag iarraidh ar dhaoine suirbhé a líonadh isteach maidir le seirbhísí Gaeilge a chuireann an stát ar fáil. Déan íoslódáil ar shuirbhé agus cosain do cheart teanga!

 

Here’s a short video we put together at Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge recently asking people to fill out a survey about services provided by the state. Download a survey and protect your language rights!

I presented a short video at the weekend for Gaelchultúr, an Irish language organisation based in Templebar, promoting a new term of Irish language classes for adults. It was an extremely windy day so I hope my swirling hair isn’t too annoying!

 

I’m doing research with Areaman Productions for RTÉ Two about Irish couples. We are looking for couples who live in Ireland to be interviewed sitting up in their own beds. This is really just a visual device.

Couples can be living anywhere in Ireland and we will travel to them. People can be anything between 18 and 100! It would just be a very relaxed chat about their lives together. The style is very sweet and lighthearted. If you know any loved-up couple who would be interested in taking part, you can contact me at sibeal.davitt@gmail.com

Images from shoots, some recent some not so recent. Polaroid effect from ‘Poladroid’ app, which I heard about from my friend Michelle. Thanks Mich!