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Irish Music and Dance Are On Tap for March 18 at the U of M University News
For release: March 12, 2008

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey


The Irish band An Dóchas will perform with the Haran Irish Dancers on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the University of Memphis' Rose Theatre. The free event is open to the public.

An Dóchas, Irish for “The Hope," is a young band with cross-cultural influences, presenting traditional Irish music fused with the energy of rock and the versatility of world music. A rhythm section of guitar, bass, and drums supports an array of traditional instruments, including the Uilleann pipes, whistles, Bodhrán, and fiddle. With a strong base of instrumental tunes, the band incorporates moving ballads and rowdy, comical vocals into its sets, and it uses traditional Irish and original music to accompany explosive Irish step dancing.

An Dóchas has been performing with the Haran Irish Dancers for the past several years. The Dancers' tours have included stops in Austria and Japan, as well as multiple trips to the Irish Step Dancing World Championships. Together, An Dóchas and the Haran Irish Dancers have performed to sold-out audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. They have shared the stage with such internationally acclaimed artists as Cherish the Ladies, Solas, and Chris Thile of Nickle Creek.

The event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

For more information, call 901-678-2035.

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