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Trinity Irish Dance Company Steps Out at Irish Fest

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Trinity Irish Dance Company
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Trinity Irish Dance Company

It's been almost 20 years since the explosive, award-winning, and internationally renowned performances by Trinity Irish Dance Company have graced a stage at Irish Fest. But founder and artistic director Mark Howard is happy to return to the festival he says made it all possible.

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Trinity Irish Dance Company in performance

"We have Riverdance to thank for being signed by the big agent," he says. "But Riverdance wouldn’t exist without Trinity Irish Dance Company, and I’m not sure that Trinity Irish Dance Company would exist without Irish Fest."

Many of the dancers in the company were trained at the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, the Chicago/Milwaukee-based school Howard founded in 1981. And so it's only fitting they return this Saturday evening to perform on the Aer Lingus Stage, starting with this dance:

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.