EEFP23: 'The Year in Ireland' by Edwina Guckian, Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Áirc Damhsa

23rd September Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin 8pmBook Now
An hour long music concert delving into the role of music and dance in pagan Irish calendar customs with Edwina Guckian, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Áirc Damhsa


Echo Echo Festival Presents

'The Year in Ireland' by Edwina Guckian, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Áirc Damhsa

Dancer Edwina Guckian hails from outside the village of Drumsna in Co. Leitrim. She learned her dancing from her mother and the local dancers of Leitrim and Roscommon. In 2004 Edwina established her dance club Áirc Damhsa which now has over 400 members, 11 teachers and is based in 9 counties. The following year she left her primary school teaching career to focus on her personal development in dance and the traditional arts. Since then, she has been awarded Leitrim County Council 'Arts Person of the Year', Arts Council's 'Next Generation Award' and 'Business Person of the Year' by the Irish Enterprise Board. Since 2016, with the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland and Leitrim Arts Office she hosts 'Leitrim Dance Festival', supporting traditional percussive dancers from all over the world. She also organises many events in her community throughout the year such as the Effrinagh Crossroads Dance.


Saturday 23rd September - 8pm - Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin


Tickets £10 - Go to booking link or



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Echo Echo Festival Presents Tradition and Beyond 2023

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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.

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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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