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Anam is met with standing ovations at previews

Anam is met with standing ovations at previews

Following another successful run of  Tocht Festival of Dance, the National Folk Theatre was incredibly proud to present the previews of Anam, a clear highlight of the weekend. We are delighted with the audience reaction and how warmly it was received. The music, dance and personal stories of the dancers combined to create a heartfelt and entertaining show. The perfect ending to an outstanding festival. Here is a taste of some of the comments from audience members:

“What an amazing performance from all fab dancers and musicians...I was desperate to put my shoes on and dance as soon as I got home!!!”  (Trish Melton)

Congrats to Jonathan Kelliher, John FitzGerald and all involved in Anam. Wonderful show, full of talent, skill, rhythm and personality. Thanks for a great night’s entertainment x.  (Anna Curtin)

“Excellent performance last night bringing together the different types of dance and music!! The lad on the bodhrán was mighty...I thought his hand was about to fly off at one stage he was going ninety!!” Matt Murphy

“Absolutely amazing show. Loved it. Congratulations to all the cast and crew”. (Anne Slattery)


Internationally renowned musician and singer Fergal Ó Murchú on stage

“Well done to all the cast and crew great show” (Madeline Brosnan)

“Highly Recommended” (James Finnegan)

“'Anam'... What a performance! So pure and personal! Rhythm rhythm rh...ythm! Incredibly proud of Jonathan Kelliher and John FitzGerald and it was wonderful to see all four styles of dance intertwined as one! Amazing music and singing... If you haven't seen it.... Go!!! It's seriously entertaining and fun! Congratulations all on what was a truly professional show!” Claire Slattery

“Loved it!!! Well done all” (Ciara O Connor)

“Great show! Comhghairdeas libh go léir” (Eibhlín de Paor)

“Comhgairdeas libh go léir as an seo iontach anocht.  Bhí fuinneamh, beocht, talann, cumas, cruthaíocht ar ard-chaighdeán ann” (Bosco O’Concubhair)

We don’t know about you but we are really looking forward to presenting Anam at the Dublin Dance Festival from the 23rd – 25th of May. This is an experience that will remain with you long after you leave the theatre...

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