Australia’s hit new Irish rock show Eireborne is set to stomp the stage in Canberra with spectacular examples of Ireland’s contribution to the world of music and dance. More than an Irish dance show, Eireborne is a theatrical experience like nothing you’ve seen before.
At O’Hennessy’s pub, the barman, played by Adrian Espulso of X-Factor and Channel Ten’s I Will Survive fame, welcomes the audience to a traditional ceili night where his band of six musicians strum, drum, and bow both traditional and modern instruments, delivering world-wide hits from major Irish recording artists such as U2, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, Ronan Keating, Enya, and more.
Dancers from hit Irish shows Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance kick up their heels performing traditional and modern Irish dance as well as ballroom and tap dance. You’ll meet the locals, be regaled with stories, clap your hands and sing along to the incredible list of Irish hits.
Fronting the dance ensemble is former Riverdance cast member Peta Anderson. Along with co-directing the production, Peta’s choreography showcases her unique ability to fuse the styles of Irish dance with tap rhythms and beats. Peta was winner of Irish RTE’s Dance Off, lead dancer in the Drama Desk Award nominated off-Broadway Irish production Noctu, and is a Capezio sponsored athlete.
Cast and credits include Xander Cross of Riverdance and Dance Masters Ireland; Patrick O’Mahoney of Heartbeat of Home and former lead in Riverdance; Luke Chaumont the five-times National Irish Dance Champion; Alanna Chaumont of Celtic Illusions and National Irish Dance Champion; Lucy Edmont of Celtic Illusions; and Roisin Hayes and Caragh Hayes both in the top 5 at National Irish Dance Championships; and Holly Sheils So You Think You Can Dance (top 100 promo video).
Eirborne is showing at Canberra Theatre Centre on Wednesday May 2.