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Take a trip to the Emerald Isle

Emma Hyatt is transported to the Hill of Tara, the namesake of Tara School of Irish Dancing which is putting on their year-end show – entitled Dingle to Dublin – at the Tidemark Theatre May 24 for two shows. - Photo illustration by Lee Simmons, Island Life Photographics
Emma Hyatt is transported to the Hill of Tara, the namesake of Tara School of Irish Dancing which is putting on their year-end show – entitled Dingle to Dublin – at the Tidemark Theatre May 24 for two shows.
— image credit: Photo illustration by Lee Simmons, Island Life Photographics

Join the Tara School of Irish Dancing and John Reynolds at the Tidemark Theatre on Saturday, May 24 as they bring the magic of Ireland to stage in an exciting new show, Dingle to Dublin.

Featuring the glorious music and dance of the Emerald Isle, Dingle to Dublin will transport the audience to Ireland’s welcoming shores.  Once cited by National Geographic as “the most beautiful place on earth”, Dingle will be the starting point of  a journey that will portray the splendour and beauty of Ireland’s landscapes, and the depth of its history and culture.  In the heart of the Gaelltacht (Gaelic speaking region),  and surrounded by majestic  seascapes, Dingle is home to the most versatile traditional musicians in Ireland.  Their music is the inspiration for the opening dance, Heart of Dingle.

Taking memories of a truly heart-warming stay in Dingle, the audience will visit many famous tourist spots including the Hill of Tara and Newgrange in County Meath – historic sites which pre-date Stonehenge. Tara, the namesake of the Tara School of Irish Dancing, is a royal place, the ancient inauguration site of the High Kings of Ireland and is an evocative place celebrated in myth and legend.

From the royal county of Meath to Dublin - City of Words;  home to literary giants,  James Joyce, Samuel Beckett , Oscar Wilde & William Butler Yeats to name a few, and home to the beautifully illustrated Book of Kells, a world-famous manuscript produced by Celtic Monks in 800 AD.

Dublin is a vibrant, bustling city brimming with history and culture and home of the original Riverdance now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

All of the Tara School of Irish Dancing’s productions are based on original scripts written and choreographed by dance director Margaret Mullen. The dancers, all from Campbell River and the Comox Valley, make a special connection with the audience and bring high intensity and emotion to the performance.

Special guest, John Reynolds, who has toured with the Irish Rovers for many years is being brought back by popular demand, after receiving rave reviews for his performance in Dance of the Celts last year. Reynolds will have the audience alternately laughing, singing along to old favourites and popular Irish ballads or even shedding a tear or two.  Reynolds’ range of musical and entertaining talent always has the audience enthusiastically responding and joining in the fun.  The dancers and the audience alike enjoy his humour, music and professional showcasing of Irish culture.

Presented by the Tara Dancers Performance Association, Dublin to Dingle will be at the Tidemark Theatre on Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Matinee $15; 7 p.m. Adults $20, Children, Students & Senior $15.  Group ticket rates are available for purchase of six or more so ideal outing for family, friends and groups.  Tickets from Tidemark Theatre:  250-287-PINK.

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