Welcome You will find details here of dance dates and workshops. Circle Dance Ireland is based in Quarryfield House, in South Co. Sligo. We hold regular Circle Dance and Dancing Mindfulness events. Please click on Dance Dates for more details. We're back. We're back dancing and adhering to Government Covid 19 guidelines. Due to our numbers being limited, booking your place is essential.
Derrie McGahon is an experienced counsellor, circle dance teacher / facilitator and dancing mindfulness facilitator, running regular dance / movement groups. Derrie also offers individual counselling sessions and individual dancing mindfulness sessions. Derrie has experienced dance as powerful healing in her own personal life and believes that dancing supports our overall well being. Derrie teaches circle dances from all over the World and for many years has choreographed her own dances to beautiful and inspirational music. Derrie uses mindfulness in both free dance and circle dance, as a way of honoring and expressing our connection to ourselves, others, our environment and the natural world.
Michael McGahon first started playing music in the Irish Traditional and Folk scene in the late 1970s. His music influences have changed and expanded over the years as can be seen by his use of modal music. Following on from his 2017 album, Towards, his most recent album, Levant, explores modal, field and acoustic forms. It contains ten original pieces using instruments as diverse as Irish Bouzouki, Turkish Oud, Persian Setar and a very old upright piano, which his mother, Jo, owned and played. Derrie has choreographed beautiful circle dances to some of Michael's music and has also used it for Dancing Mindfulness. Michael's music can be found on Spotify, Bandcamp and his website www.mcgahonmusic.com
The Green Tree, Michael McGahon Blessings in the Air, Michael McGahon