Aidan Killian

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Aidan Killian is a spirited, charismatic and passionate storyteller and comedian who left a corporate banking job in 2008 to save the world, one endorphin at a time. He studied storytelling at Emerson College in 2009 and at the Mezrab Storytelling School in 2020.

Aidan’s impassioned and hilarious shows have been known to expose the hypocrisy and injustice in this world while leaving the audience in a state of joy. After a show, at Ireland’s largest festival (Electric Picnic) he was greeted with a giant group hug.

He is in demand internationally as an experienced, professional and truly global act, and has performed shows all over the world; A peace festival in the Middle East, Off Broadway in New York, The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival in 2019 and he did a storytelling tour of Ireland called The Sitting Room Bards.

He has performed his unique comedy style for 7 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and was a ‘highlight’ at Glastonbury Festival 2016 and 2017. In 2017 he was nominated for Best Comedian at The World Fringe and has been sharing laughter on stages all over the world since.

He is presently passionate about sharing the ancient wisdom from Irish Mythology and believes that peace can be gained from a well-told story, and shall keep telling stories until this is achieved. He is excited about his eighth one man show, the story of Ireland’s mythological saviour, Lugh.

Kíla

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Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse their own melodies, Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of  traditional, classical and rock.

Singing the Land

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Singing the Land is a way to deeply connect to the energies of nature and the interconnectedness of all life through the voice and singing. It is a way of blessing the land and bringing harmony to our lives and the world around us. The voice is a powerful tool for healing and connection – it brings us automatically into relationship with ourselves and the world around us, and accessing our natural and authentic voice can bring us into alignment with our own truth and power, catalysing positive change and healing in our lives.

Singing the Land runs voice and chanting workshops to connect with nature, with ourselves and with the sacred, as well as concerts and concert-meditations of sacred and Earth-inspired music. We also celebrate the seasonal Earth festivals and offer sacred tours of the Hill of Tara.

Everyone has a unique and beautiful voice to express and share, and connecting with it can be a source of deep personal power and healing, and a beautiful blessing for the Earth and each other. Our mission is to provide a space for people to connect with and express their unique voice and the healing and empowerment it can bring.

Singing the Land is run by singer, musician and shamanic practitioner Elaine Ní Chiardha, who has spent many years exploring voice, sound, music, spirituality, healing and connection to the Earth.

TG Lurgan

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We are a Coláiste Gaeilge (Irish college) in Co Galway, Ireland. Our sole mission is to promote Gaeilge, the cornerstone of Irish identity and culture. The Coláiste is situated in Indreabhán, a Gaeltacht area, where the language has been passed down for thousands of years. Students reside in Tithe Lóistin (local families) for the duration of their three week course with an average of 11 students accommodated with each family.

The purpose of TG Lurgan is to help & support learners in acquiring Gaeilge. It is easier to learn song lyrics than almost anything else. Especially if you like the song and you can easily listen to it over and over. This is great for acquiring new word groups and phrases while improving pronunciation. We are delighted that our YouTube channel is a world-leading minority language platform.

Each one of the 200+ tracks on TG Lurgan have been produced in a voluntary capacity and were 100% funded from parent’s fees. Coláiste (TG) Lurgan does not receive any state funding whatsoever. The YouTube channel is not monetised in any way.

Cairde Dance Company

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Cairde Dance Company is a new collaboration of very experienced dancers from across the country. Our modern take on Irish Dance with mainstream music and inventive choreography is sure to entertain any audience. With over 70,000 followers on Tiktok, we are the biggest Irish Dance Crew on the platform, with over 5 million views across all our videos in the last month. Our members have featured in major dance shows across the globe such as Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and have experience working for corporate events. You may have seen some of our dancers on Ireland’s most-watched TV show: The Late Late Show where they have performed on a number of occasions, TG4’s an Ríl Deal and Fleadh TV. Cairde also features on many wedding and travel guides including My Ireland Tour.

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One of our performances from @gma @martingarrix #cairde #dance

♬ original sound – Cairde