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Celtic Steps

The Show brings together the talent of Irish dance with the authenticity of traditional Irish music.

  • 2 hr
  • From 3,50 ευρώ
  • Killarney Racecourse, Killarney

Service Description

The commencement of the show is heralded by the enchanting harmonic drones of the piano to compliment the haunting introduction of an old Irish Classic, ‘Siúil a Rún’. Thought to have originated in the 1800’s, the traditional Irish Song belongs to a group of Coaineadh Songs - a genre typified by lyrics which stress sorrow and pain. The melody depicts a woman lamenting her lover on his decision to leave and embark on a military career. The tale is bittersweet as she supports his choice to leave while grieving the loss of her one true love. The title translates to ‘Go My Love’ with Siúil meaning walk in Irish and Rún, a term of endearment. As the stirring notes of the lament slow to signal the end of the song, the music is transformed into a series of fast and lively Irish reels with the introduction of the Celtic Steps Dance Troop, four males and six females, whom between them hold 15 world champion dance titles. A rolling bouncy rhythm and a fast-paced tempo are just some of the common elements that are found in both Traditional Irish and Scottish Music. The second half of the show settles into a beautiful Irish & Scottish instrumental called Margaret’s Waltz. The bright musicality of the fiddle complimented by the acoustic harmonics of the guitar produces a mellowness nostalgic of the old Irish Ballroom and the ‘Golden Age’ when dancing was at its most popular in Ireland. The Waltz is succeeded by a magnificent display of Irish Dancing as the Celtic Steps female dancers exhibit the grace and delicacy of soft shoe dancing to the airs of slip jigs. All seating is unreserved and is allocated on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving between 7.45pm-8.00pm for seating in the theatre. Shuttle Bus Shuttle Bus Service operates nightly at 8.00pm from the International Hotel in Killarney Town Centre to the Show. Returns post-show. Please note that the Shuttle Bus is only available to those guests who have pre-paid for the service.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details


O'Briens Depot, Garryduff, County Limerick, Ireland

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