By John Anderson and Megan Bailey
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY— Irish culture will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 17 when the Dublin Irish Dance show comes to Reynolds Performance Hall.

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m.

Dublin Irish Dance is a troupe of world-champion Irish step dancers who perform with an eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist. The members have performed throughout the world with “Riverdance”, Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” and “Celtic Women.”

The gala celebration of Irish music and dance will engage the audience with tales of Celtic culture and feature traditional melodies played on the fiddle, bodhrán, accordion, guitar, and other instruments.

“These are the tip-top of Irish dancers in the world,” Reynolds Director of Marketing and Finance Julia Dossett Morgan said.

Dossett Morgan said the show would tell through music and dance the story of the large wave of Irish immigration to America, and the effect they had on American music.

“Even though the dance and music will be enough on its own, it will be nice to have a story rolling through the evening,” she said. “You get to see two specific art forms and the way they complement each other beautifully.”

Tickets range from $30-$40 for the general public and $10 for children. UCA student tickets are free with valid student I.D. Call UCA Ticket Central at 501-450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or toll-free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.

For additional information, contact Dossett Morgan at 501-852-7889 or jmorgan@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators, and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call ‪501-450-3293.