Flying Feet – Ireland in the Changing Times is an authentic 100% Live Irish Music & Dance show exploring the changes in Irish culture through the ages into modern times. In a different approach to the huge producers of factory made shows we have created a REAL view of Ireland. Bringing the audience not just to the stereotypical ideas of Ireland but showing them the true representation of Ireland in the 21st Century and the roads we’ve travelled to get here.
We have hand-picked a world class cast of the Bloom of Youth from all over Ireland and brought them together to create Flying Feet. Virtuoso musicians led by revered Uilleann Piper Seán McCarthy perform completely live every night engaging the audience in the Irish tradition that has been passed down to them in the same ways it was passed from the old to young for hundreds of years. Our music is the heart of Irish tradition reinvented for the 21st Century filled with the excitement of impromptu changes and improvisation by the band to entertain. The musicians are not constricted by a script or a playback. Our songs range from some of the favourites of Irish culture known all over the world made famous by band’s like the Dubliner’s that we’ve recreated for Flying Feet.
The audience will experience the DNA of Ireland and the engagement of singing, clapping and dancing along to our 90 Minute Experience.
The dancers are all world champion elite dancers with the average age of the cast at 22 years old we have put together the most exciting and talented cast of Irish musicians & dancers the world has ever seen.
Flying Feet is not just a show. It is an experience of Irish culture through the ages. Everything changes, but nothing changes.
JACINTHA SHARPE – Choreographer
Originally from Kildare in the east of Ireland, Jacintha has performed throughout the world with some of the top shows in the world of Irish dancing.
Having began to dance at the age of 4, by the age of 16 she had already taken part in the largest Riverdance performance ever held. As well as being a seasoned show dancer she is also in high demand as a soloist having performed with well-known groups such as the award winning band Gráda.
Recognized as one of the most talented and enchanting dancers of her era, Jacintha’s choreography accurately portrays her belief in the raw and energetic style of authentic Irish Dancing.
As well as being a talented dancer and a regular highly placed dancer in the Irish Dancing World Championships, Jacintha is also a qualified TCRG. This is an official title for a recognized Irish Dancing instructor. This places her among the dancing elite in the eyes of her peers.
SEÁN MCCARTHY – Musical Director
He was born in the town land of North Cregg in Co. Cork, Ireland and began playing the Uilleann pipes at the tender age of 9 years old. Since then Seán has been awarded the All-Ireland Uilleann pipes title on six separate occasions as well as being a three in a row winner of the esteemed ‘Oireachtas na Gaeilge’.
Seán has performed throughout the world with most of the top dance shows and groups, playing in some of the most prestigious venues throughout Europe and the rest of the world including the Luxor in Rotterdam, The World EXPO in Shanghai, The Tokyo Forum Hall, The South Point Casino in Las Vegas & The Olympia in Paris. He is also a founding member of the super group known as FullSet. This led to the group playing with some of the most well known artists in Irish & World music. Seán’s first solo album entitled ‘Halcyon Days’ was described by critics as “the most exciting and absorbing debut CD of Irish piping in about twenty years”. Seán has collaborated successfully with well-known artists such as Carlos Nunez where they created a new show together performing throughout France.