Murphy Irish Arts Center dancers 2011 International Folk Festival
June 26, 2011
This is the 33rd year of operations for this Beachwood-based Irish arts center.
The Murphy Irish Ats Center was founded in 1978 by Sheila Murphy Crawford. Sheila is a certified Irish dance instructor and adjudicator of an commissum - the world governing organization of Irish dance.
In addition to her support of the center, Sheila is an active member of the Cleveland Irish community, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Irish Cultural Gardens.
The dance school has over 260 dancers; both boys and girls participate. The dancers range in age from 5 to 45. Irish heritage is not required, all nationalities are welcome. The Murphy Irish Dancers are dedicated to preserving Irish culture and the art of Irish dance.