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A Taste Of Ireland to kick off its Victorian tour at The Palms at Crown Melbourne on St Patrick’s Day!



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FEBRUARY 2024 – Australia’s most successful Irish dance show is set to explode back onto Victorian stages next month with a spectacular new staging of their hugely successful show, A Taste Of Ireland to kick off its Victorian tour at The Palms at Crown Melbourne on St Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17th March 2024. This theatrical spectacle will open at Melbourne followed by dates in Wyndham, Dandenong and Moonee Ponds in March, with dates in Wangaratta, Albury, Darebin and St Kilda throughout May - before heading off across Australia. Seen by over 150,000 people worldwide, the show has enjoyed sell out seasons in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. The show also features multiple world champion dancers, as well as former stars of Lord of the Dance and Riverdance.

 

Having performed over 300 shows since 2019, A Taste Of Ireland has merged cultural tradition, with modern flair and craic galore - to deliver a stunning performance that brings the house down every night! This season audiences are invited to join the acclaimed cast of champion Irish dancers from across the globe, alongside immensely talented musicians and vocalists, as they collectively weave their magic to deliver intricate choreography that is 100% live! With revamped musical classics like ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Tell Me Ma’, the show’s live, energetic blend of jaw-dropping live acapella tap battles and world-class dancing, mixed with melodic folk music mashups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history.

 

Co-Producer/ Director Brent Pace says, “As a producer and director, I am absolutely thrilled to announce the final Australian tour of 'A Taste of Ireland'.  We have thoroughly enjoyed delving into the history and essence of Ireland, using music and Irish dance to narrate the enthralling saga of this remarkable nation. The show offers audiences an intimate live experience, where each storyline is intricately woven with dynamic lighting and stunning visual backdrops. The cast and I have worked incredibly hard to ensure that each performance and dance sequence is carefully choreographed to convey the profound essence of these moments in Ireland’s history, ensuring that you not only observe them but also experience it through the movement, music, and captivating live dance. We're thrilled to share this unforgettable experience with our Australian audience this year and eagerly anticipate our journey to this remarkable tour, a culmination of years of dedication and passion.”

 

Australian Irish dancing duo Ceili Moore and Brent Pace have made a name for themselves on the world stage of Irish dancing over the last few decades, winning world championships and dancing alongside the likes of greats such as Michael Flatley. With both of them coming from Irish dancing families in Australia, their union has seen the creation of live entertainment company Pace Live, a uniquely Australian -  theatrical production company which brings the magic and celebration of Irish dance and culture all over the country and the world.

 

Set to debut on Broadway, after the Australian tour, don’t miss your chance to see A Taste of Ireland in 2024. It’s truly ‘Celtic―for this decade’.

 

“Their skill and execution is superb… Their ability to dance as one is so perfect, they make it seem effortless and almost unnoticeable” – Broadway World

“The Irish dancing was stupendous, executed with such skill and agility that it just blew the minds of the audience… Now touring Australia, do catch a show or you’ll live to regret it” Brisbanista

 

Brent Pace,  Ceili Moore and the cast are available for interview by arrangement. Live performances and photo opportunities are also available by arrangement. To arrange an interview, or to attend one of the shows please contact Publicist Aisling Brady (AISLING ENTERPRISES) - m: 0424 520 345 or e: aisling@aislingenterprises.com.au


ARTIST BIOS

CEILI MOORE comes from a family of Irish Dancing world champions, with both Moore and her brother, Jonty, joining their mother, Fiona Gaye Moore, as world champions in the tough competitive world of Irish Dancing. Moore has won 4 NSW State and Australian Championship titles, and in 2013 and 2014, Moore hit the pinnacle of her career when she was crowned North American National, All Ireland, and World Champion. She is now a qualified TCRG. Moore has performed in shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance in 15 countries, including performing the lead role of Morrighan alongside Michael Flatley.  In 2017, Moore took on the role of Lead Dancer & Dance Director with A Taste of Ireland. She now works as a producer and promoter at Pace Live alongside her partner Brent Pace.

 

BRENT PACE has been an Irish dancer for over 30 years. The son of one of Australia’s most prominent Irish dance teachers, Pace has trained alongside the very best in London, Dublin & the United States. His competitive dance career includes multiple world medals, 6 Australian National Championships and top placings at every major Irish dance competition in the World. Pace joined the show The Rhythms of Ireland in 2009 and in 2011 became the youngest Lead Dancer in the company’s history, performing the principal role in the show’s first European tour. Since then, Pace has performed globally, joining Gaelforce Dance as the Principal Dancer in 2014, touring stadiums and theatres across the world. Together with business and life partner, Ceili Moore, Pace was also one of the featured main characters in ABC3’s “Dancing Down Under” Documentary. Filmed over 2011 and screened in Ireland, Australia and Europe in 2012, the program followed Pace and Moore’s competitive Irish dance journey from Australia through to the World Championships.

 

2024 VICTORIAN TOUR DATES

Sunday 17th March - The Palms at Crown, Crown Melbourne VIC @ 2pm & 7pm

Tuesday 19th March - Cultural Centre, Wyndham VIC @ 7.30pm

Wednesday 20th March - Drum Theatre, Dandenong VIC @ 7.30pm

Thursday 21st March - Clocktower Theatre, Moonee Ponds VIC @ 7.30pm

Wednesday 22nd May - Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre VIC @ 7pm

Thursday 23rd May – Darebin Arts Centre, Preston VIC @ 7.30pm

Sunday 26th May - National Theatre, St Kilda VIC @ 2pm


More information can be found via https://www.atasteofirelandshow.com/ 

Bookings are essential, and places are limited.

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