Posts Tagged ‘Michael Flatley’

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Flatley and McGinty Are Dancing to the Big Screen

Two accomplished Irish artists – a musician and a dancer – are trying to cross over into movies. World-renowned Irish dancer Michael Flatley is putting together a film in Barbados (nice work if you can get it), where he’s also been photographed relaxing on a ship in between shoots. Flatley, now 59 and retired from theRead more..

Michael Flatley releases charity single “The Rising”

Known to many for his dance and choreography skills after Riverdance, the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest interval performance, shot him to fame, Michael Flatley has recently released a single commemorating the heroes of the 1916 Rising. This unique and haunting piece was written and composed by Irish songwriter, Brian Flanagan, who has previously worked withRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Michael Flatley receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Riverdance and Lord of the Dance superstar Michael Flatley received a lifetime achievement award from Irish America magazine December 3 at the 30th annual Business 100 Awards Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Flatley, who is also a Golden Gloves-winning boxer and world-class flutist, received the award for his contributions to Irish dance, music, andRead more..

What Are You Like?
Michael Flatley: The Last Dance

Michael Flatley, 57, who has turned traditional Irish dancing into an international phenomenon, is retiring. It’s been his dream since he was a little boy to be on Broadway and that’s where he will be through the end of this year with his new dance show, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, which opened at theRead more..

Michael Flatley’s Last Dance

This month, Michael Flatley will make his final stage performances during a special run this fall at the Lyric Theater in on Broadway. The run brings a re-worked and enhanced version of his signature “Lord of the Dance.” This version, now called “Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games,” has been on the West End stagesRead more..

Michael Flatley Opens Up
About Cancer and His Painting

As the 20th Anniversary tour of Riverdance wraps up and Michael Flatley performed in Lord of the Dance for one last time on July 4 in Wembly Arena in London, the 57-year-old dancer spoke about his battle with skin cancer in a radio interview, saying it made him re-evaluate the important things in life andRead more..

Irish Post Awards

Hollywood actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was among those honored at this year’s Irish Post Awards on October 24 in London. Hosted by broadcaster Eamonn Holmes, the black tie event at the Hilton, Park Lane, which was attended by 700 guests, honored a number of exceptional people including Rhys Meyers, who received this year’s Legend awardRead more..

New Education Research
Building for Limerick

The president of the University of Limerick (UL) Don Barry said that the school’s €224 million Capital Development Plan would aim to deliver 12 major infrastructural development projects including a new Clinical Education Research building at University Hospital Limerick, and a city center campus that would include an academic building and student residences. The plansRead more..

Michael Flatley Tries his Feet at Painting

Not one to limit himself to a single medium, Irish dancer and flute player Michael Flatley can now add “painter” to his artistic resume. He sold his very first painting at an auction this past December for €5,600. His method, however, is not of the traditional paintbrush-and-easel variety. Rather, he takes a canvas that hasRead more..

Irish America Hall of Fame Opens at Dunbrody Famine Ship

Celebrated with the opening of the new Dunbrody Visitor Center on July 8th On July 8, the Dunbrody Visitor Center in New Ross, Co. Wexford was celebrated as a new home for Ireland’s emigration history. The Dunbrody is a three-masted replica of a sailing ship that brought many emigrants from Ireland to North America duringRead more..