Echo Echo Festival Presents Tradition and Beyond

18th Sep - 24th Sep Echo Echo Studios & Cultúrlann Various timesBook Now
Second edition of Echo Echo's festival rooted in and extending the Irish tradition...

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Echo Echo Festival Presents Tradition and Beyond

Second edition of this festival rooted in and extending the Irish tradition.

Dance | Music | Performance | Workshops | Talks | Residencies

22nd - 24th September 2023 at Echo Echo Studios and Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin


Steve Batts image by Patrick Duddy

"Welcome to the second edition of the Tradition and Beyond Festival.

The festival focuses on artists who come from different backgrounds in the rich and varied streams of Traditional Irish Dance. They all continue to work from a deep commitment to it while finding ways that the tradition may develop, adapt and change as time moves on.

We again focus the festival on artists who are invited to be in residence at Echo Echo Studios and at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. We give these exceptional artists, time and space to reflect and create after which they will perform concerts of new work.

We also present Áirc Damhsa in a concert of dance and music and a video showing of a youth dance project by Áirc Damhsa founder Edwina Guckian. The invited artists will also teach open workshops and there's a "round table" discussion to finish off.

Come along to watch and join in. Great deals are available on festival passes - make a weekend of it!"

Steve Batts, Echo Echo Artistic Director



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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.



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