|History and Background|
Founded in 1983 by
Kevin and Christine Cosgrave, the aim of the Dublin Folk
Dance Group is to develop and promote friendship at home
and abroad through the medium of music, song and dance.
The group is unique in so far as it is family orientated
with fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, uncles etc. being
encouraged to dance and perform togeather purely for
entertainment without competition.
Group Photo of Dancers
The group is entirely voluntary and although the ages range from 6 to 60 the majority of the members are aged between 14 to 25 years of age.
Christine Cosgrave, Lord Mayor of Dublin Ben Briscoe and Kevin Cosgrave (1988)
has been very successful to date with performances in the
following countries, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria,
Poland, Turkey, Finland and Norway. The groul has brought
Irish culture to the above countries through live
concerts, television and workshops. We have also hosed
groups from Europe on a reciprocal basis.
Begengung 1994 Festvial, Graz, Austria
from its travels, has built up a large repetoire of
International Dance, which they perform at various venues
countrywide. From it's very nature the group has provided
many of our young people the opportunity to visit
countries they would only have read about. It also
provides interaction and understanding between our youth
and many young mainland Europeans.
Irish Set DancingPerformance in Genoa, Italy
The aims and
objectives of the group are to contine to promote our
culture at home and abroad and to organise a European
Folk Festival on a annual or bi-annual basis based in the
Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown area of County Dublin.
European Dance Performance in Temple Bar, Dublin
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