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Dance, Fri 1 Mar 2019, £20-£22

The Magic of Ireland

The Magic of Ireland


Ten years ago when the idea behind The Magic of Ireland first came into being, it was an exciting time for Irish culture as Irish dance productions were seeing unparalleled budgets and were playing in unimagined locations.

At this time Peter Jacobs was busy promoting one of the most successful Irish dance shows of all time – Gael Force. He was not surprised by the audiences overwhelming response to the production for he was familiar with the appeal of Irish music. His intuition told him that these large-scale productions lacked something that would endure past the initial craze. He felt that the very thing that was attracting audiences was being glazed over in order to meet the requirements of larger venues and higher ticket prices.

To his mind, these shows were ignoring the most important elements of Irish dance and music cherished by audiences worldwide. In fact, the haunting sound of the pipes, the energizing sound of the taps, the rhythms of the bodhran and the shrill cry of the fiddle – the best of the Irish experience – were unfortunately being over produced and pre-recordered. Thus, began the germination of an idea to create a fresh and authentic show – of which eventually became – THE MAGIC OF IRELAND.

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Fri 1 Mar 2019 19:30


Tickets £20 - £22

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Royal Hippodrome

01323 802020


112 Seaside Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 3PF



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Map reference: OA 617912  Lat: 50.76913 Long: 0.29285

Located on Seaside Road (running behind the seafront near the Pier) on major bus route. Free on street parking is limited, or park at NCP car park in Trinity Trees. Approx 15 mins walk from railway station.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station

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