Edwina Guckian @ Tradition Now
Growing up in a musical family and a cultural rich community in Leitrim, Dancer Edwina Guckian will share some of the folk traditions and customs she was raised with in music and dance. She will be joined by Caitlín Nic Gabhann on concertina who too was raised in a homestead rich in traditional music and dance.
Having started teaching dancing at the age of 16, Edwina has now taught her steps and shared the stage with some of Ireland’s most influential acts such as Altan, De Danann, Dervish, Mairtín O Connor, Frankie Gavin, Kíla, Martin Hayes, Séamus Begley, and Laoise Kelly to name a few. She set up Áirc Damhsa Culture Club for youths in her area to have a space to be immersed in traditions and cultures from home and all across the world in a fun and non - competitive environment.
In 2017 Edwina was awarded the Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Bursary to support her work on redeveloping the connection between music and movement, musician and dancer.