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Hennigan O’Loughlin Feis 2016 – Congratulations!

Hennigan O’Loughlin Feis 2016 – Congratulations! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to all our dancers who competed at the Hennigan O’Loughlin Feis this weekend – what a great start to 2016! We had many fab results and special personal bests. Here are some photos of some great moments, from beginners to open championship!

Great results across the board!

Great results across the board!

McGL Open Feis 2016: Draft Timetable Now Available

McGL Open Feis 2016: Draft Timetable Now Available 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Please visit our Open Feis page for all downloads.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

We’d like to wish all our dancers and their families a merry Christmas. Thank you for all the hard work you put in over the year. We hope you enjoy your break and come back feeling fresh and energized in January! Let’s look forward to a successful 2016.

Wishing all our dancers and their families a very happy Christmas. Have a good break and see you next year!

McGL Open Feis 2016: syllabus now available!

McGL Open Feis 2016: syllabus now available! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

We are really looking forward to our Open Feis 2016, which will celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary! The syllabus is now available on our dedicated open feis page.

Hotel information and a final timetable will also appear there in due course.

Any questions, please use our contact form.

Oxford Christmas Show

Oxford Christmas Show 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Our annual Christmas Show took place in Oxford this weekend and was a great success, enjoyed by performers and audience alike. Here are some photos:

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Congratulations Frances & Marion

Congratulations Frances & Marion 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Congratulations to our teachers Frances McGahan and Marion Flanagan who have just passed examinations to become Grade Examiners. This means they are qualified not only to adjudicate Irish dance competitions, but also to assess dancers in Grade Examinations. Only experienced adjudicators are eligible to take this exam, so to have two of our teachers pass is a very prestigious achievement!

Christmas Class Feis 2015

Christmas Class Feis 2015 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Thank you to all who supported our Christmas Class Feis. This is an event that we look forward to all year: a real showcase of new talent and sheer enjoyment in dancing. We hope you loved the day as much as we did.

Congratulations to all who danced on that stage: it is not easy to get up in front of so many people, especially when it is your first time performing.

A further well done to our winners in each age group who we feel deserve a special mention:

U6: Portia Ostrowska
U8: Jacob Browne
U10: Drew Shanahan
O10: Hanna Mathieson

And our ‘Most Promising’ dancer: Drew Shanahan

Here are some photos from the day!

Feeling proud of ourselves!

Feeling proud of ourselves!

What a tough competition!

What a tough competition!

O10 trophy and medal winners

O10 trophy and medal winners

It wouldn't be the Christmas feis without a visit from this special person!

It wouldn’t be the Christmas feis without a visit from this special person!

 

What a 3 weeks for Gavina…

What a 3 weeks for Gavina… 150 150 Isabel Yorke

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In the space of 3 weeks, McGahan-Lees dancer Gavina Zuccarello managed to win the Great Britain Championship, All Irelands and Southern England Oireachtas. To top it all Gavina also secured the prestigious Over 12 Traditional Set Memorial Belt title at the Oireachtas, just before performing at the event’s Parade of Champions. The highlight during this whirlwind period has to be Gavina’s amazing haul at the All Irelands of 4 gold medals, securing first in all 3 solos as well as the overall All Ireland title itself. Gavina’s amazing work ethic and determination  is an inspiration to our younger dancers and proof that hard work does pay off.

Gavina Zuccharello, All Ireland Champion!

Gavina Zuccharello, All Ireland Champion! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Congratulations to our Gavina on her amazing win at the All Ireland Championships last week in Killarney, SW Ireland. She has won two major titles in two weeks!! We are incredibly proud of her. Congratulations also to Niall Forrest who won 2nd place at the All Irelands after winning the Great Britains the previous week.

Gavina with proud teacher, Frances and the All Ireland CUP!

Gavina with proud teacher, Frances and the All Ireland CUP!

Gavina's four GOLD All Ireland Medals!

Gavina’s four GOLD All Ireland Medals!

Gavina on the prestigious All Ireland top box!

Gavina on the prestigious All Ireland top box!

Lord of the Dance in Prague!

Lord of the Dance in Prague! 150 150 McGL Team

Here is a picture of some of our dancers with Caroline Gray and Lewis Childs after the show last night at the O2 Arena in Prague!

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