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Heart of Ireland show hits the stage for St Patrick's Day

IRELAND'S finest will be gracing the stage at The Events Centre, Caloundra, on St Patrick's Day for the Heart of Ireland show.

Among them will be two-time world champion Irish dancer Stephen Carolan.

At the age of eight, Carolan joined the Miriam McCarthy School of Dancing in his hometown Drogheda, County Louth.

Through sheer hard work and determination, his dreams of success were finally achieved.

He won numerous major championships including three Ulster Championship titles in a row (2004, 2005, 2006), one All-Scotland Championship title (2005) and one British National Championship title (2005).

 

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Carolan also won the two most prestigious titles in Irish dancing: the All-Ireland Championships in 2006 and two World Championships in 2005 and 2007, winning his second world title with a perfect score of 700 points out of a possible 700 in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

A world tour as a principal male lead dancer with Rhythm of the Dance soon followed, performing in 13 different countries including America, China, Portugal and Holland.

Many shows and a few years later, Carolan returns to Australia to perform in the hit show Heart Of Ireland.

 

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The show is shaping up to be a great night out on St Patrick's Day with music from internationally acclaimed Irish tradional band Sásta, award-winning Irish storyteller and poet Joe Lynch, the spectacular vocal range of Katherine Allan accompanied by a troupe of world-championship dancers.

 

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The Events Centre show in Friday, March 17, is at 8pm.

Call 5491 4240 or go to www.HeartOfIreland.com.au for tickets.