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2014 Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Festival

It was just what we needed—plenty of Celtic music, dance, food and culture to keep us warm. We have the pics. A lot of them.

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Wren Party photo

Tribute to the Wren

Who knew the day AFTER Christmas could be so much fun? These folks did.

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Moira Cahill

“Quite a Weekend” for Móira Cahill

On Saturday, she ended her one-year reign as the Philadelphia Donegal Association’s Mary from Dungloe. The day before, she won the Ladies Under 20 competition at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas.

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Irish Dance Fever at Villanova

You wouldn’t think that you could pair traditional Irish hard-shoe dance with “Everybody Dance Now.” Ah, but you would think wrong. We have dozens of photos from the Villanova Irish Dance Team’s first-in-the-nation Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival.

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The Villanova Irish Dance Team at practice.

Villanova Hosts First Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival

Teams from nine colleges and universities will compete at the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse on Saturday. It’s an opportunity for them to test their mettle, yes—but it’s also a meeting for those who maintained their passion for Irish dance as they pursued higher education.

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In Step With the Villanova Irish Dance Team

Yes, the university has a lush green campus. It boasts many world-class fields of study. It offers easy access to a major city. And it also happens to provide a way for Irish dancers to keep on doing what they love.

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Nuala Kennedy

Festival Time Is Just Around the Corner

The Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival kicks off September 12, 13 and 14, and it’s bound to be a barn-burner. Tickets go on sale soon.

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A Hot Night of Dancing

Irish jive dance instructor Colette Glynn and local teacher John Shields had no trouble persuading students to take to the floor on a night when the Irish Center air conditioning was having a hard time warding off the outside heat. We have pictures!

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