Echo Echo Festival Presents: Workshop Programme

23rd Sep - 24th Sep Echo Echo Studios Book Now
Classes are open to everyone over 14 years of age. Each artist will introduce some of the ways they work with dance and movement. The workshops are for anyone interested in looking at Irish dance in a different way and finding new connections to the old. All are welcome, and do stay for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards!

Echo Echo Festival Presents: Tradition and Beyond Workshop Programme


Saturday 23rd September | 10am - 11.30am | Jonathan Kelliher

North Kerry "Munnix" Style Traditional Dance Classes - Join Jonathan to learn the very unique and beautiful North Kerry “Munnix” style traditional Irish dance. This style dates to the early 1700s and was handed down through the generations by traditional dance masters. 

Saturday 23rd September | 2.30pm - 4pm | Sarah Fennell

Moving Through - Sarah will work with imagery, improvisation and an experiential movement exercise. Suitable for all levels of movement ability.

Sunday 24th September | 10am - 11.30am | Edwina Guckian

Dancing the Tune - A Sean Nós dancing workshop with dancer Edwina Guckian and musician Caitlín Nic Gabhann. This workshop will focus on responding to the music and musician as well as dancing the tune while developing personal style and character with percussive rhythms. 

Sunday 24th September | 2pm-3.30pm | Mary McGuiggan

The Slip Jig - Mary is well known for dancing a graceful slip jig...a dance traditionally performed by women only. Reflecting on tradition,Mary explores why this might have been,could the dance change to encourage men to dance it ? Exploring this theme, Mary will teach a few steps of a variety of slip jigs styles.


Tickets £5 per workshop.

Open to all levels of experience. Age 14+ years.

All workshops take place at Echo Echo Studios, Magazine Street. 


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Echo Echo Festival Presents Tradition and Beyond 2023

Festival Brochure

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Ticket Prices

Festival Pass £35 ONLY £30 – Access All Events (3 performance events, 4 workshops, exhibition, screening, talk)

Performance tickets £8 - £10 each

Workshops £5 each

Booking information (Echo Echo Studios)

Online booking via WeGotTickets for all events except Áirc Damhsa event at Cultúrlann:

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Booking (Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin)

Online booking via Cultúrlann website for Áirc Damhsa event:

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Accessibility information

Festival venues Echo Echo Studios on Magazine Street and Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin on Great James Street are fully accessible.

If you have a specific query please contact us in advance by email: info [at] or phone: 02871308883.

Further Access information about Echo Echo Studios.

Festival Supporters

Produced by Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company in partnership with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Siamsa Tíre, Leitrim Dance Project and University of Limerick.

Tradition and Beyond 2023 is kindly supported by the Department for Tourism Culture Arts Gaeltacht Sport and Media Co-operation with Northern Ireland Funding Scheme

Echo Echo Principal Funder is Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The National Lottery through ACNI. Echo Echo is supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Garfield Weston Foundation.