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MP3 Chris and Michelle McLoughlin - Music for Irish Dancing

Traditional Irish Music geared toward the Irish Dancer including accordion, fiddle, piano, guitar and percussion recorded at the standard metronomic speeds.

12 MP3 Songs in this album (45:50) !
Related styles: WORLD: Celtic, FOLK: Irish Traditional

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Chris comes from a family of Irish dancers and musicians. His mother, Patsy McLoughlin, runs the McLoughlin School of Irish dance; his father is a singer. His mother taught him how to dance. Tragically, his dancing career was short lived, due to very turned in feet. He learned to play music from Maureen Glynn Connolly, who also encouraged him to play for the dance competitions. Chris is an All Ireland accordion medalist. He has played several times at the World Championships; he has played at the North American Nationals for the past 17 years, and he has also played extensively throughout Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, Scotland, Australia, & New Zealand. He has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Shea Stadium. He works at Fordham University in the Bronx.

Michelle comes from a family of Irish dancers. Her parents, Mike & Vivienne Bergin taught her how to dance. Achievements during her competitive dancing years include winning the Oireachtas and placing 2nd at the Nationals. Michelle was at a feis when she was first introduced to a woman providing the music for her competition--Maureen Glynn Connolly. Maureen inspired Michelle & taught her how to play Irish music. Michelle has played at the World and Great Britain Championships. She has played at the North American Nationals for the past 16 years. In those years, she has played at Oireachtas championships in all regions of the U.S. & Canada. Michelle obtained her T.C.R.G. in 1999. She has toured North America as a fiddler in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and she performed with the show’''s Las Vegas troupe. She has also performed on piano and fiddle with music group, ''Cherish the Ladies'' and dance show ''Rhythm of the Dance''. Her music has allowed her to travel to 49 states, including a tour of Alaska. Highlights include playing at Carnegie Hall in N.Y., the Kodak Theatre in L.A., and performing for former U.S. presidents. Michelle currently operates The Woodlawn House of Irish Music in NYC where she teaches the fiddle and piano. For info on music lessons, visit https://www.tradebit.com.

Michelle and Chris live in NY and are expecting their first child, due May 1st. They have just released a new CD, Chris & Michelle McLoughlin, Music for Irish Dancing.

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