Patricia Killeen chatted with Ronan O’Connell, one of the founding members of CAIRDE

Patricia Killeen interviewed Ronan O’Connell, one of the founding members of CAIRDE, the seven Irish lads dance group, at a Tourism Ireland event in Paris.

CAIRDE has put a modern twist on traditional Irish dancing, repurposing the traditional steps to fit modern beats and songs. How did the group, formed in 2017, skyrocket to become TikTok
legends in summer 2020? (One of their recent videos, was viewed by more than 80 million people!)

What were they doing in Paris? What are their thundering shoes made off? Why did they have a battle with the Moulin Rouge dancers? Where will they perform on Paddy’s Day 17/03/2022?

Listen to the interview