1. Curracloe, Wexford, Co Wexford
2. Dunmore East, Co Waterford
3. Banna, Ardfert, Co Kerry
4. Stradbally Cove, Co Waterford
5. Narin, Portnoo, Co Donegal
6. Gurteen Bay/Dog's Bay, Connemara, Co Galway
7. Kells, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry
8.Old Head, Louisburgh, Co Mayo
9. Trá an Doilín, Carraroe, Co Galway
10. Ballymastocker, Portsalon, Co Donegal
Added by Jacque (Happy Feet) on July 31, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I haven't got a whole lot of time to upload photos and videos but I just wanted to write and let you all know that our stagefire show was a major success last night and this evening in Krakow! I only have 5mins now before we board the bus which will take us to the Polish woodstock. The bus will take about 12hrs and its now 10.30pm, we are all VERY tired but also VERY excited about tomorrows performance which is estimated to have over 400.000 people!
Anyway, I… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 31, 2009 at 9:22pm —
Well, yet again another exciting day here at stagefire! The day began at 7.45am when the whole cast headed off to the venue where we will be performing for our first run through of the stagefire show! The venue is a cinema which is different then what we are used to so there had to be some changes made to exits and entrances etc.
After a successful run through the show it was back to the studio for most of us for more rehearsals, costume fittings and… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 30, 2009 at 12:00am —
Today was an amazingly busy day of rehearsals for everyone at stagefire! But, the good news is that all the choreographies are complete and the show is now ready for the stage!! Well done to all the dancers for putting in so much hard work over the past week and we are sure that the show is going to be fantastic!!
Tomorrow we are in the venue at 8am for the first run through of the show, then it will be back to the studio for some more rehearsals! Right now!… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 28, 2009 at 8:41pm —
Added by Paul @ Diddlyi on July 28, 2009 at 9:41am —
My friend and I just started messing around with recording songs, one done without the singing yet so far... we havent played together or practiced much, and the song is fairly easy but please feel free to let me know what you think
Added by jason on July 28, 2009 at 5:00am —
Well, we have finally come to the end of day six, and what a day it was!! Classes began at 10am and we didnt get back to our hotel until 10pm! The show is really starting to take shape now and we are now into the stages of cleaning up routines, sharpening up movements and perfecting everything, most of the actual choreography is now done with only a few bars missing here and there!!
I am delighted to say that everyone looks like they are really having a… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 28, 2009 at 12:15am —
On July 31st, the fourth outing of 'The World Fleadh
' (TWF) will kick off in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The festival is now in its third year having taken place for the first time in Co. Kerry in 2007, followed by another successful run in Portlaoise last year.
TWF features ten days of Irish music, dance and culture
- with an undoubtedly… Continue
Added by Paul @ Diddlyi on July 26, 2009 at 8:00pm —
We took it relatively easy today... Enjoy the video below which was kindly sent to us by Lucy Johnstone
... Kind of says it all… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 26, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Hope all is well, just wanted to let you know that I have written a blog on a flying squad trip to China two weeks ago that is now up on the Riverdance site. Check it out at : http://www.riverdance.com/blog/?cat=3
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 26, 2009 at 10:36am —
Day four is finished and we have just got back to our hotel at 7.30pm after having classes since 10am this morning! Needless to say we are very, very tired and our voices are beginning to go! But, the choreographies are all coming together and the whole show is really starting to take shape!
A huge well done to all the dancers involved who are showing complete dedication to the show and working well together all week!
I have a day off… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 25, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Ahhh.... Another day done!
It is now 12.53am and the third day of Stagefire is done. I have just got back from a nice bit of Sushi and some nice wine and about to settle in for a sleep! As usual, we are all very tired here after all the hard work. Of course we are all still having fun but many are starting to feel the effects of three days of dancing and thinking in preparation for the show.
Today was a good day I think. Personally I felt that my choreographies were… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 25, 2009 at 12:02am —
Sorry I didn't get my blog up last night but yesterday was a loooooooong day! The only thing that I could manage after teaching from 11am - 8.30pm was climbing into my bed and dreaming up some more choreographies for the next day!
Yesterday was the first day of teaching our choreographies to the different groups. All the dancers had a chance to hear the music to which they would be performing and it gave us teachers another chance to try an visualize the… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 24, 2009 at 8:30am —
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Added by IRISH ROVER on July 23, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Its day one of Stagefire Dance project 2009
and there are over 70 dancers working hard in Cracow to get a show together in less than ten days! We have three performances planned for the end of the camp. The first is the main one which will take place in a cinema theatre seating about 800 people. We will be performing here to the live music of… Continue
Added by Shane @ Diddlyi on July 22, 2009 at 7:49pm —
IRISH ROVER AND THE CREW :: READ THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
IRISH ROVER AND THE CREW® was founded in 2005. by IRISH ROVER, known to many as OIrish Rover, art. Rover MacGowan MacChroi, Paddy Punk Rocker, Lead Singer & Lyricist, a Victim Of Geography, still held against own free will in 3rd world of Europe, serbia, belgrade, with human rights down in the mud,… Continue
Added by IRISH ROVER on July 21, 2009 at 1:49pm —
Many Irish children will get a chance to learn a musical instrument thanks to the generosity of the biggest band in the world
have committed 5m euro to the project which will also benefit from a further 2m euro being raised by The Ireland Funds
The project will be run by Ireland's Music Network
, a non-profit music services organisation and will be delivered from 2010 - 2015. The aim is to provide young people in Ireland with better… Continue
Added by Paul @ Diddlyi on July 20, 2009 at 1:00pm —
The Final Stage Fire Show
Over 70 dancers from all over the world
and Irish music by
Only one chance to see it all live!
Added by Stage Fire Dance Project on July 17, 2009 at 10:28am —
Here we go again! First a sprained ankle, then I sprained the other ankle, and now I tore my medial meniscus in my right knee! For those of us who have no idea what that is, the medial meniscus is a shock-absorbing piece of cartledge right by your knee cap. You actually have two, one on each side of the knee cap, and I tore the medial one which is the one on the inside of my knee.
I have no clue how I did it! lol. As far as I know, it was not a dance related injury. They think it might be… Continue
Added by Sam on July 16, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Article by David Bellwood TCRG
It sounds like madness. Irish Dancers assembled from all across the world to create a show in under a fortnight.
How would the choreographers communicate their ideas to the performers? How will the different pieces fit together to give the impression… Continue
Added by Stage Fire Dance Project on July 15, 2009 at 11:30pm —