Siamsa Tíre

Sharing the Tradition: Irish Munnix Dance Workshops

Sharing the Tradition: Irish Munnix Dance Workshops

National Folk Theatre of Ireland Training Academy

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Tickets €50 for four workshops

Immerse yourself in traditional Irish Dance with Ireland's leading Munnix Dance Master Jonathan Kelliher in this four week workshop series. 

Join traditional Irish Dance Master Jonathan Kelliher to learn the very unique and beautiful North Kerry “Munnix” style traditional Irish dance. This style dates to the early 1700s and was handed down through the generations by traditional dance masters. This new series of dance classes is presented by Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland Training Academy and is part of a new online class initiative for dancers and musicians all over the world, to work with experienced traditional tutors who will share their insights and background to step dances and tunes, as well as take the time to teach and perform them.

Dance experience is an advantage but not required as Jonathan will give you the history of this special dance style from North Kerry and teach you the basic steps and how to put them together. 

Jonathan is the Artistic Director of Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Theatre programme. He has been studying the North Kerry style of dance since the age of 6 and followed in the footsteps of a long line of North Kerry Dance Masters to become one of the most respected voices in discussing the style and its history and is known as one of the best exponents of the style in Ireland. 

The classes are open to anyone over the age of 16, and will run for 4 weeks starting on Wednesday, April 21st from 7pm to 8pm.

Fees – Series of 4 classes €50