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Review: Kick back and have a good time at a ‘Holiday Hooley’

By ROB HUBBARD | Special to the Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: December 20, 2019 at 5:23 pm | UPDATED: December 21, 2019 at 12:41 pm The Irish know how to have a party. OK, that’s a generalization, for I’m certain that there’s been many a fete full of Irish folk that never took flight. But, more…

Sean Boyles 2015

Doing a little jig

Written By: Amber Kispert-Smith | Dec 28th 2015 – 10am. Woodbury has its own lord of the dance. East Ridge High School junior Sean Boyles took first place at the Mid-American Orchestras regional Irish dance competition, which was held Nov. 27-29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center Nov 27 -29, 2015. “I was so shocked,” he said. “I was…

A St. Paul Irish dance school kicks off St. Patrick’s Day

A St. Paul dance school trains tots and teen champions — while getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day. By LIBBY RYAN Star Tribune MARCH 16, 2015 — 8:09PM Cormac O’Sé stood in front of the dance studio mirror and shook his head playfully at his young students. “There’s still very few people with joy in their…

At SteppingStone Theatre, “Get Up Your Irish” tells the story of Irish immigration to Minnesota

By Deb Pleasants (TC Daily Planet) | March 11, 2011 Natalie O’Shea discovered one undeniable fact while writing the play Get Up Your Irish: A Celebration in Music & Dance. Regardless of country of origin, throughout history each immigrant group that arrived in Minnesota was initially viewed with suspicion. “Somebody tries to come in and all those barriers go…

Evan Lowe, Freshman in Highschool

Local dancer will compete in Dublin

Written By: Emily Zimmer | Dec 9th 2010 – 10am. When Evan Lowe was 3 years old, his mom, Patti Spencer, took him to the Irish Fair at Harriet Island. She wanted to see the Irish dancers. He didn’t. Evan lost the argument, and 11 years later he’s glad he did. “We went in and then they couldn’t…