Murray Academy Shines At 2019 New England Oireachtas! – Hartford, CT

Here is the news from the 2019 Regional Championships in Hartford that 89 of our dancers attended.  We are SO proud of all our amazing dancers who took the stage with great confidence and skill! Congratulations to each and every dancer who represented the Murray Academy!

We are especially proud to have qualified 20 girls to dance at the World Championships in Dublin next April, and to have 18 of our dancers in the top 5 (our highest yet, up 9% from last year)!  Of our  56 soloists who competed, we recalled 79% (up 3%), had 43% in top 10 (up 4%), and had 36% qualify for Dublin (up 2%)—amazing!  And of our 32 traditional set dancers (Advanced Beginner through Prizewinner), we had 72% receive an award (up 7%), 25% were in the top 5 (up 13%), and 41% in the top 10 (up 21%).  For ceili teams, we had 8 teams in the top 5 (up from 6 last year) and had a 73% recall rate (up 5%). So very proud!!  

OUR CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS:

SOLOS:
1st Brigid O’Connor U14 – Greenland, NH *  Brigid has won her age group 7 years in a row!!
1st Ava Krueger U11 – Bedford, NH * (2 time winner)
1st Scarlett Petrarca U10 – Brentwood, NH *

TRAD SET:
 1st Katherine Klinger U13 – Windham, NH

CEILI:
 1st Girls 4-hand U15A       Team B— Charlotte McDaniel, Elaina Nasr, Brigid O’Connor, Amanda Scally,

To see our complete list of results, click here.