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27th Jul 2017

Michael Flatley is going to perform in Ireland next month

He's coming out of retirement.

Laura Holland

Michael Flatley is going to be performing in Ennis next month.

Lord of the Dance himself, Michael Flatley, is coming out of retirement for a special event next month. The dancing star will take part in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis, Co Clare.

Before we get too excited, he won’t be dancing. Instead, he will do a performance on the flute and will officially open the festival on August 13th.

He will play alongside uilleann piper and composer, Gerard Fahy for the performance.

Speaking to the Clare Champion recently he said:

“It is a great honour to be asked to open this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis.

It is such a great home of traditional music and a place I have very fond memories of including winning the All-Ireland there many years ago.

It is vitally important for all of us to nurture young talent and to encourage young people today to play Irish music.

I’m really looking forward to it and am sure it will be a huge success.”