The Saint Patrick’s Day weekend proved to be a hectic one for the students of the Stonehill Irish Dance Troupe who marched in the South Boston parade and performed at many local venues such as Brother Mike’s on campus, Shovel Town Brewery in Easton, and the Common Ground Bar in Allston.
Famed Irish poet, William Butler Yates, once described Irish dancing as “The ice of body and the fire of feet.” Founded in 2016 by Ciara Burke ’19, the Troupe is keeping the ancient art form, which requires discipline and stamina, alive on campus. And Burke, who will graduate in May, is confident about the future of the club.
“This is my last year, but luckily we have a really strong group of underclassmen in the club. Great step dancers, they are also willing to take over. Caroline McAuliffe ’22 will be succeed me as President next year and she will build on what we have created, keeping Irish step dancing alive and kicking at Stonehill,” said Burke.
The Stonehill Irish Dance Troupe will perform a spring showcase event on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Hemingway Auditorium on campus.
The concert will be free to Stonehill students who present their Hillcards. For all others, tickets are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Roche Dining Commons in the week before the event and also at the door on the night of the event.
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