Edwina Guckian – Kiss My Arts: Episode 195

This week Breifne is joined by dancer, teacher and event organiser Edwina Guckian of Airc Damhsa to discuss what projects she’s working on at the moment.

She tells us about her lifelong love of dance where she grew up in a musical and dancing household where a few steps were a regular event in her household.

After attempting to mix the dancing with a full time job she opted to leave the secure profession of teaching to set up Airc Damsha full time and hasn’t looked back.

She talks about her residency in The Hawkswell Theatre which sees her building a series of productions with some of the young dancers from the region.

She’s curating a talk and music series called Jenny Put The Kettle On is a new series of intimate talks featuring some of the best musical talent, young and old, from the county in conversation with Vincent Woods. With the second edition taking place in Annaduff this evening.

Her involvement with the Save Leitrim brings the obvious passion for the county, it’s traditions and the ability for people to stay at home in the region and build a career, have opportunities and build a life here in the county.

She talks about her vision of an arts hub in Carrick on Shannon to support the thriving arts community with shared facilities coupled with individual spaces to allow the community to collaborate and develop projects together.

She finishes up with Airc Damhsa and how local children can get involved with the classes which are now available in nine counties in the region as well as a group in New York City.

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