McGL Europe

Dancers Liam Costello and Mary Conway show off their World Championship globe awards

World Championships 2024 in Glasgow

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We are home from a whirlwind week at the World Championships 2024 in Glasgow. A week that brings with it so many emotions, the highs, the lows, the laughs, the tears, but nothing is more important than the memories made with our MCGL family.
We couldnโ€™t have been more proud of every dancer who stepped foot on that prestigious stage and to see our dancers coming together from across England, Poland, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Australia is something we will be forever proud of, you really were one team ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Thank you to our dancers, parents and teachers for all of your hard work in the lead up in preparation for this event, it really does take an army!
To our sister schools, Goggin-Stewart ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Scoil Rince Creer ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ, huge well done for all of your successes and we loved being back with you all.
So with that said and done, here is a round up of a fantastic weekโ€ฆ
๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒSenior Menโ€™s World Champion – Liam Costello ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ†
U20 Ladies – Mary 2nd ๐ŸŒ
Senior Men -Harry 6th ๐Ÿ…
U17 girls – Olivia 7th ๐Ÿ…
U12 boys – Seamus 8th ๐Ÿ…
U18 ladies – Ellie-Kate 8th ๐Ÿ…
U19 Ladies – Lizzie 10th ๐Ÿ…
U19 Ladies – Freya 13th ๐Ÿ…
U16 boys – Callum 14th
U17 girls – Jayda 16th๐Ÿ…
U19 Ladies – Louise 17th
U15 girls – Ava 21st
U13 girls – Ellen 27th
U20 Ladies – Louise 30th
U12 girls – Ava 37th
U15 girls – Chloe 38th
U12 girls – Siobheal 51st
U11 boys – Maksym – Aisling Award Winner ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
U12 Girls – Fiadh-Rose – Aisling Award Winner ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
U21 Ladies – Marysia – Aisling Award Winner ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Well done to Macie, Ted, Ella-Rose, Poppy H, Ciarra, Dominika, Natalia, Poppy A, Amaia, Georgia, Kamila, and Karol and the Senior ladies Ceili Team for putting some of your best dancing on to the Worlds stage.
Glasgow Worlds 2024 โœ”๏ธ
Dublin Worlds 2025 – Here we come ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค
Dancers Liam Costello and Mary Conway show off their World Championship globe awards
Our seven world medalists show off their awards

Congratulations to these World championship competitors

Congratulations to these World championship competitors

 

Congratulations to these World championship competitors

Congratulations to our three Aisling Award winners - the highest placed dancers from Europe and the rest of the world

Congratulations to our World Championship ceili team!

McGL Hong Kong

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Following on from our announcement in October of last year with McGL Europe’s expansion into the Ukraine, we are super excited to announce that McGL Europe (established in 2014) will now become McGL Europe and Asia.

With immediate effect, McGL will now have classes in Hong Kong. This expansion will see McGL take over classes previously hosted by Goggin Stewart (Carroll) cementing the relationship with our Toronto based workshop which has now been in place for 24 years.

As a result of this expansion, Katherine Toong (TCRG) and Melissa McDermott (ADCRG) will now become members of the McGL teaching team.

With RCCEA’s expansion into Asia a couple of years ago, this amalgamation made sense. Most recently our dancers from both Europe and Hong Kong competed against one another and all the other RCCEA schools at their 2023 Oireachtas in Dubai, winning 5 Oireachtas solo titles, 1 winning ceili team and securing 17 qualifying places for Oireachtas Rince Na Cruinne 2024 in Glasgow.

This also provides an amazing platform for our European and Asian based dancers to attend workshops alongside our dancers in England, all sharing the love of our wonderful art-form.

European summer workshops 2022

McGL Europe Summer Workshops 2022

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After a long 2 years we were finally able to ditch the computer screens and return to face to face summer workshops in Europe.

Over the course of 2 weeks both our Prague and Poland classes jumped straight back in as if we had never been away.

A few new faces and a few not so new faces, we were so proud to see all of our dancers back together doing what they love.

As the saying goes; work hard, play hard! And while the hard work continued in the studio, outside new friendships and memories were made.

European Summer Workshops, Complete!

Now the countdown for the European Oireachtas begins…

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2017 European World Qualifiers

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Absolutely fantastic results from the European Oireachtas in Vienna. A total of 11 Solo Qualifiers and a Senior Ladies Ceili team from Prague and Warsaw are going to the 2017 Worlds in Dublin!

Oireachtas Vienna

Three Week countdown to the Oireachtas in Vienna!

Three Week countdown to the Oireachtas in Vienna! 750 664 McGL Team

We are excited to be heading to Vienna in just under 3 weeks for the Mainland European Oireachtas and Feis!

Europe Oireachtas 2015

Mainland Europe Oireachtas 2015 โ€“ Milan, Italy

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It is excellent to see the hard work paying off with our dancers in Prague and Warsaw this year at the Mainland Europe Oireachtas in Milan. After only five months of dancing with MCGL, there will beย a total of 8 solo qualifiers and the Senior Girls ceil team going to the World Championships in Glasgow 2016! Fantastic achievement!

Here are some pictures of the dancers with TCRG Leanne Gray:

 

McGahan Lees Irish Dance Classes - Europe Team Uniforms

Working hard in Prague this weekend

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Thats a wrap for another weekend of classes in Prague! After nearly two years with the Academy, our dancers are continuing to work hard towards the World Championships in Dublin 2017! Pictured below, some of the world qualifiers in their new sweaters. They are very proud to be representing MCGL and Mainland Europe atย ย the Worlds 2017 in Dublin!