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Carl’s Rhythm of the Dance Anniversary

rhythm_of_the_dance_hession.pngColaiste Iognaid’s music teacher, Carl Hession, was the composer for the ‘Rhythm of the Dance‘, the Irish music and dance show, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in Dollywood, Tennessee. Carl, who has been in the school since 1980, is currently regarded as one of traditional Irish music’s “finest accompanist, composers and arrangers“. Along with renowned fiddler, Frankie Gavin, Carl played in the Dubai Irish Festival in January and their repertoire included a song called Planxty Paddy Lydon dedicated to the former principal of the college.