This Website is completely dedicated to Irish Dance shows like Lord of the Dance, Riverdance or Gaelforce Dance. You´ll find background information and many photos of the major Irish Dance shows in "The Shows" section. In the "Galleries" section you´ll find links to all the photo galleries of this website. Don´t forget to check out the Webrings and Links pages. If there are any news (e.g. new tourdates, new categories, new pictures), I´ll let you know in the news box on the right hand side.


Unfortunately I haven't got the time to keep my website up-to-date anymore. One of the reasons is, that I tried to make the site bilingual. This means I have to do the work twice - in German and in English. I want to keep at least the German part of the website updated, so I will not update these pages anymore.

Feel free to surf on my site though, since there are some unique photos that I have taken and some of the information on the shows is still up-to-date.

Philipp Hayer

Máiréad Nesbitt's new CD
.Máiréad's CD can finally be ordered online. To find out more about her new CD, CLICK HERE.

""Raining Up" is mainly instrumental, with one vocal track. It has a strong leaning towards Irish and Scottish music and there are some newly composed tracks that have a slightly Latin feel and have string arrangements. Recording began in October 2000 and took about three months to complete.  Manus Lunny produced six of the tracks, and Colm Ó Foghlú five, of which he composed four." (Text by Bruce Somers)


.Celtic Tiger in Germany
Michael Flatleys latest Show will come to Germany. Some of the cities for the Spring 2006 tour are Oberhausen, Stuttgart, Wien, Frankfurt and Hamburg. For the latest Tourdates check out the Celticcafe.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventim.


"Amateur" Dance Groups
It was not easy to find a name for this new category, since many of the small groups that I have listed here, have professional coreographies and have already danced in front of bigger audiences several times. Some used instructional videos to teach Irish Dancing themselves, others had professional teachers. You can find a list of smaller groups by clicking HERE.


Rhythm of the Dance
On December 24, 2001 a short version of the Rhythm of the Dance video was aired on N3, a German TV station. I´ve written a review on this video. In the ROTD section you´ll also find some additional links regarding the show plus info on where one can order the video and CD. Have a look at it here..


last update: November 5, 2005


Please Note!
The email address webmaster@irishdanceshows.de has been deactivated! All links have been changed to the new address. Just in case I have forgotten one link, please use the link on this page.

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Last Update of the English version of this website. Check out the news about Celtic Tiger.

Just a little update:
added a gallery with photos of Breda Smyth (formerly T3) and sister of Cora Smyth of LOTD T1. Click here.

Finally an update! Check out the newsarchive for some info on what happened the last six months.

After five years LOTD is finally returning to Australia. They´re goint to play at the Melbourne State Theatre from July the 18th until August the 4th.

Máiréad Nesbitt and Anne Buckley (former LOTD fiddler and singer) have got two brandnew websites. They both look great and are certainly worth visiting. (Just click on their names to get there.)

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Photo of the Week

Breda Smyth (formerly LOTD T3)