Mooncoin Ceili Dancers are celebrating
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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Festival of Nations
May 6-8, 2016
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
St. Paul, MN
Performing with
Knocknagow Irish Dancers
Friday, May 6: 5 PM
Saturday, May 7: 8 PM
Sunday, May 8: 1 & 5 PM

Watch for upcoming events
to celebrate

Mooncoin's 40th Anniversary


2016 Performances

2015 Performances

2014 Performances

2013 Performances


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

Last updated: April 23, 2016
Carol Gross