They have performed on the world stage alongside Sharon Shannon, De Dannan, The Chieftains and Altan and now the hugely popular and talented Cunningham family from Connemara are returning to Mayo with a breathtaking new sean nós dancing show called Atlantic Steps.
This awe-inspiring and spine-tingling show at the Royal Theatre is their only Irish performance for 2011 with the show lead dancers Brian and Irene Cunningham now permanently based in America.
“We cannot wait now to get back to Mayo for this once-off show. Atlantic Steps on July 31 in the Royal Theatre is going to be very special for everyone. Our new show is full of raw energy and wild passion and there is a wonderful feel good factor about it,” commented Brian Cunningham this week from his new home in Chicago.
Since they emigrated to America in January of this year, Brian and Irene have tapped into the hearts of a new American audience. “We haven’t stopped dancing since we arrived. It is one gig after another and the reaction is very positive. People seem to be looking for something new and the Sean Nós dancing is certainly putting down a marker in America,” commented Brian. Witness this amazing new experience of raw energy, vitality, and pure Irish soul first hand on Sunday July 31 at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar. Tickets cost €25 from the Royal Theatre Box Office 0818 300 000 or www.ticketmaster.ie