“High Energy”, “A Feast for the Eyes”, “Amazing Local Talent” are some of the recent quotes from audience members describing the combined efforts of Dublin Gulch and the Tiernan Irish Dancers. Fresh from their annual donation tour of local school assemblies, these two groups are ready to lead the celebration of all things Irish on St Patrick’s Day.
Their 16th annual “Handing Down the Heritage” show will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave.
The Tiernan Dancers, under the direction of Kerry Powers, will honor six graduating seniors this year, Jaden Cleveland, Lexie Kautzman, Josie Klapin, Margaret LaFave, Brynlee Nielson, and Kamryn Scully (from Deer Lodge).
Dublin Gulch will have their usual line-up of Tom Powers and Mick Cavanaugh of Butte, Jim Schulz of Helena, and John Joyner of Missoula and will be supported by percussionist Conor Powers of Butte and bass player, Luke Michelson of Helena.
Special guests, the Edmonton Police Services Pipes & Drums, will again be featured as they open the second half of the show in their only concert-setting performance in Butte.
Admission is $13 for adults, $5 for students, and children 13 and under admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult. Tickets are available at Cavanaugh's County Celtic, the Butte Civic Center and Tiernan Irish Dance families