Mooncoin Ceili Dancers recently celebrated
40 years of performing Irish Dance,
from Minnesota to Ireland -
(Formed in 1976) 

The excitement of Irish dance is mainly in the legs and feet, with quick, graceful movements or vigorous battering steps carrying dancers though the complex, often geometrically patterned dances.

Irish ceili (KAY-lee) and set dance are forms of dance that have traditionally been practiced socially.  These are the dances that have brought people together for celebrations of all kinds throughout Irish history. Mooncoin Ceili Dancers honor these traditional dances, while infusing them with a modern performance spirit.  We also create new choreographed dances in the ceili and set styles, demonstrating that all traditions are living, growing, constantly evolving entities that bring many and varied meanings into the lives of those who share them.

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IMDA St. Patrick's Day
March 17, 2018
Landmark Center
St. Paul, MN

Children's Ceili: 3PM
Children's Stage
Performance: 4:30 PM
Weyerhauser Stage


2017 Performances

40th Anniversary

2016 Performances

2015 Performances

2014 Performances

2013 Performances

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Mooncoin logo designed by Fred Kedney
Text and graphics © E. Merritt and C. Gross for Mooncoin Ceili Dancers

Last updated: Jauary 24, 2018
Carol Gross