IN STEP TO ART OF IR­ISH

Celtic Leg­ends has notched up 10 years of de­liv­er­ing per­for­mances around the world which are soaked in Ir­ish tra­di­tion, to be sure

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Born in the wild and beau­ti­ful hills of Con­nemara in Ire­land, Celtic Leg­ends is cel­e­brat­ing more than 10 ad­ven­tur­ous years per­form­ing Ir­ish dance with a world­wide tour, in­clud­ing a per­for­mance on the Gold Coast next week.

Celtic Leg­ends fea­tures live tra­di­tional Ir­ish dance, mu­sic and song, cre­at­ing an elec­tric at­mos­phere that has swept away au­di­ences across the globe.

The mu­sic is tra­di­tional at its core with all of Ire­land’s na­tional in­stru­ments – the fid­dle-driv­ing fre­netic reels, the great Ir­ish drum known as the bodhran beat­ing out the driv­ing rhythms of the band and the plain­tive uil­lean pipes call­ing back to days of yore with beau­ti­ful and haunt­ing slow airs.

The mu­si­cians are among the world’s best with vir­tu­oso qual­ity and a love for their art.

Eric Des­sauvages is the driv­ing force be­hind the whole op­er­a­tion.

See­ing the in­ter­est in tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic through Europe, Des­sauvages formed both Celtic Leg­ends and the bou­tique en­ter­tain­ment company Pele Mele Pro­duc­tion in 2005 and has man­aged years of suc­cess­ful tour­ing since.

Pele Mele Pro­duc­tions has grown to be­come a force in Celtic en­ter­tain­ment across the globe.

De­spite their youth, Celtic Leg­ends dancers have per­formed from an early age and won many world cham­pi­onships. They’ve also toured with shows River­dance and Lord of the Dance.

Celtic Leg­ends will per­form on the Gold Coast next week.

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