Dance Workshop in the works!

Hi folks! I am pleased to announce that the LVISS is hosting a dance workshop on June 28th, during the regular session time! In short, we’ll be demonstrating fiddle and dance styles, and having a dance workshop to teach you the dances themselves! Very basic overview, but should be loads of fun! Brought to you by the LVISS and The CT Cultural Heritage Society. More info below and on the workshops page.

FIDDLE M.A.D.!  Irish Fiddle Music and Dance Workshop

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 5:30 – 8:30 PM (Please pre-register)

DeCice Hall, 1365 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040


Dan Foster


Courtney Jay TCRG

Join the Lower Valley Irish Slow Session and our special guests Dan Foster and Courtney Jay TCRG as they introduce various styles of Irish fiddle music and Irish dance, and provide a chance for you to “get your feet wet” by teaching you to dance along! Solo step dance and group dance styles will be covered. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. This is primarily a dance workshop–no music will be taught, only shared! There will be a $10.00 suggested donation.

Bring a snack to share if you like, as there will be a short break. Liquid refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited, so please pre-register by sending your name and number of guests to

Dan Foster is a specialist performer and tutor of Irish and Scottish fiddle music, who honed his playing style under master musicians in Ireland before emigrating to New England from his home in the British Isles.

Courtney Jay TCRG is a champion Irish step-dancer who established her own Irish dance academy “Scoil Rince Luimni” in 2014 after studying under dancing masters in the Munster region.