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Rhythm of the Dance brings musical extravaganza to the Theatre Royal on 31st August

The National Dance Company of Ireland will now bring their resplendent and rousing Step Dance show, Rhythm of the Dance, featuring The Young Irish Tenors, to the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Sunday 31 August 2014.
This incredible live show celebrates both the rich history of Ireland as well as the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step, to the sensual moves of the Sean Nos dance, rooted solely in the ancient island of Innishbofin near Galway.  Rhythm of the Dance is in its 15thyear and has been seen by over 4.8 million people in 59 countries, including the United States, China and Russia, but has rarely visited the United Kingdom.
Rhythm of the Dance celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish culture, embracing the traditional and the current, presenting dance, song, and musical performances in a pure style.
The cast of 19 dancers, 5 musicians, and 3 singers are a travelling carnival of working class Irish talents, most of whom have been performing since they were four or five years old.  The dancers are led by Marty McKay, who also danced in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.
The Young Irish Tenors are accompanied on their powerful and moving songs of celebration and hope by the five musicians on stage, who play on rare and haunting musical instruments such as the Celtic Bouzouki, the Cittern, the Octave mandolin, the melodeon (Irish accordion), Tea whistle and Pennywhistle flutes, century-old harps, banjos, fiddles, guitars and various hand drums.
PERFORMANCES
18-19 July Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652

20 July Grimsby Grimsby Auditorium 0844 871 3016

23 July Gateshead The Sage 0191 443 4661

24 July Southport Southport Theatre 0844 871 3021

25-26 July Swansea Grand Theatre 01792475715

27-28 July Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322220000

29-30 July Wimbledon New Wimbledon Theatre 0844 871 7646

31 July Crawley The Hawth 01293553636

1 August Skegness Embassy Theatre 0845 674 0505

2-3 August Wellingborough Castle Theatre 01933270007

5-7 Aug Torquay Princess Theatre 0844 871 3023

9 August Portsmouth Kings Theatre Southsea 023 9282 8282

10 August Woking New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645

23 August Newbury Corn Exchange 0845 5218 218

24 August Birmingham New Alexandra 0844 871 3011

25 August Weston-super-Mare Playhouse Theatre 01934645544

27-28 August Ayr Gaiety Theatre 01292288235

29-30 August Scarborough Spa Theatre 01723821888

31 August Glasgow Theatre Royal 0844 871 7647

2 September Stockport Plaza Theatre 0161 477 7779

3 September Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall 01892530613

4 September Yeovil Octagon Theatre 01935422884

5 September Barnstaple Queen’s Theatre 01271 324242

6 September Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre 0844 871 7649

7 September Billingham Forum Theatre 01642 552 663

8 September Hull New Theatre 01482300300

9-10 September Blackpool Grand Theatre 01253290190

11 September Newark Palace Theatre 01636655755

13-14 September St Albans Alban Arena 01727844488

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