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An Ríl Deal


An Ríl Deal Sunday @ 8.00pm

An Ríl Deal

An Ríl Deal – TG4 and Adare Productions are looking for the next big thing in the world of Irish dancing. At stake is the chance to strut their stuff on one of the planets most illustrious stages on Broadway, New York.

All types of Irish dancers will take to the An Ríl Deal stage, from step dancing to brush dancing, from Sean-nós dancing to set dancers. There are no age restrictions on the dancers as young and old and everything in between will be showing us their moves.
This is the ultimate free-for-all Irish dance competition and a celebration of all the Irish dancing traditions.

Keeping a close eye on all the talented hopefuls are our 3 judges.

Sibéal Davitt has been sean-nós dancing and playing traditional Irish music from an early age. She was the winner of the All-Ireland Glas Vegas talent competition on TG4 in 2009 so knows what it’s like to battle it out in the televised talent show and win the right to perform in America. Sibéal is a popular performer and teacher of sean-nós dancing at venues and festivals throughout Ireland and has toured extensively abroad.

Breandán de Gallaí, former lead dancer in Riverdance, Breandán is used to working with the world’s top Irish dancers. He is a hard man to impress and any dancer going on stage in front of him, aiming to be crowned the best Irish dance act in Ireland, better give the performance of their lives!

Roy Galvin, an accomplished Irish solo dancer, sean-nós dancer and set dancer. Roy also had a successful career as a ballet dancer and has an eye for talent and what it takes to make it on the big stage. He danced professionally with both The Irish Ballet Company and Dublin City Ballet and more recently was ballet master with Irish Modern Dance Theatre. He also set up his own company Pas de Deux Dance Company which performed regularly at The National Gallery of Ireland and also at The National Concert Hall.

All 3 judges are experts in the field of Irish dance, but will they see eye to eye with such a variety of styles on display? Tasked with keeping the judges in order is our host, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill.

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