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Dublin Gulch, Tiernan Dancers at Beier April 13

UMW News Bureau

The traditional Irish quartet Dublin Gulch will perform with the Tiernan Irish Dancers at the Beier Auditorium on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. as a benefit for a University of Montana Western class trip to Ireland in May 2012.

The Montana Western Honors course, HON 202/402: Experience Ireland, will be co-taught by UMW Professor of English Rebecca Knotts and UMW Professor of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Professor Sean Eudaily. The class will include a two-week tour of Ireland’s history, literature, politics and economics.

Professors Knotts and Eudaily will guide the class to Galway, Derry, Belfast, Newgrange, Cork, the Cliffs of Moher and the Port of Cobh, among other destinations.

Named for a historic Butte, Mont. Irish neighborhood, Dublin Gulch has been playing a unique blend of reels, jigs, polkas, contemporary and original songs for over 20 years. The group pays homage to the Celtic storytelling tradition and Irish culture.

Based out of Boise, Idaho and Butte, Mont., the Tiernan Irish Dancers perform traditional Irish step-dancing. The group formed in 2003 and features dancers ranging in age from five to 18-years old.

Tickets for Dublin Gulch are $10 for students and $15 for adults and are available at the UMW Business Office in the James E. Short Center, by calling (406) 683-7101, at Bert's CDs in Dillon or at the door prior to the performance.

The Beier Auditorium is located in the Main Hall complex on the Montana Western campus, 710 South Atlantic Street in Dillon.