Everybody gets excited with Irish culture, whether it’s whisky and Guinness or its fast-paced dancing. Here to give the Cypriot audience an authentic taste of traditional Irish dances is a two-night performance by Celtic Legends, one in Nicosia and one in Limassol.
On November 26 and 27 the dance group will bring 100 per cent live traditional Irish dance, music and song. Celebrating over 15 adventurous years of touring worldwide and born in the wild unspoilt lands of Connemara, Ireland back in 2001, Celtic Legends was created by a small team of young talents from Galway with a huge reputation for their contribution to Irish music and dance. The music is traditional, raw and unique, uniting some of Ireland’s most loved national instruments, the fiddle driving frenetic reels, the Bodhran beating out the driving rhythms of the band and the plaintive Uilleann pipes calling back with beautiful and haunting slow airs. Not forgetting those slow and moving ballads sung like a whisper on the wind.
The dancers take the stage with brilliant flashes of speed. All have performed from an early age winning many world championships and have toured with shows like Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.
For this occasion, the show has been completely changed under the direction of Sean McCarthy as musical director and Jacintha Sharpe as choreographer. The five musicians and 12 dancers will perform frenetic new music and choreographies taking their roots in the pure Irish culture tradition.
Live traditional Irish dance, music and song. November 26 & 27. Limassol & Nicosia. 8.30pm. €37, €32, €27, €22. Tel: 25-377277, 22-313010