Friday, November 21, 2008

12/7: Irish dance at Hillsboro Main

Maldon MeehanThe Hillsboro Main Library will showcase Irish music and dance on Sunday December 7, 2008 at 2 p.m.

An Damhsa is a journey from Ireland to America and back again.

Maldon Meehan's group of musicians and dancers perform American clogging and Irish, modern, sean-nós and Cape Breton step dances. Sean-nós dancing is step dancing from the West coast of Ireland. Improvised, with the steps are danced close to the floor, this dance has a close connection to the rhythm of music played.

Featured dancers include Maldon Meehan, Melia Tichenor, Maureen Sheridan and Graham Smith. Portlands Nancy Conescu and C. Throgmorton will play traditional music on guitar and fiddle. Dublin-born Robert Deans will narrate.

This great for-all-ages, high-energy performance will feature light refreshments. The Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway.