Sharon interviews Jimmy in his new DVD but she is not new to him. In fact she has known Jimmy most of her life. Like Michelle O’ Sullivan, Sharon is a former pupil of Jimmy’s. She learned her dancing skills after many's a long night in Teach Siamsa in Finuge, not far from Jeremiah Molyneaux’s homestead.
When Sharon had mastered the steps required she progressed on to dance with Jimmy on stage in Siamse Tíre and became a member of the first
Throughout this DVD, Jimmy is accompanied by world renowned Irish musician Michelle O’Sullivan.
Michelle has long been associated with Jimmy and the world of Irish dancing. A former step dance pupil of Jimmy, Michelle has become one of Ireland’s leading concertina players. As a young girl she won many titles with her feet but music was and is her first love and Michelle has won numerous All Ireland titles for the concertina since.
Having worked alongside Jimmy for a number of years in Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland in Tralee, Michelle has gone on to play the concertina on a world stage. She has passed on her love of music, especially Kerry tunes through her teaching both nationally and abroad.
‘Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.’ - Albert Einstein
In this new DVD production, Jimmy shares with us a history of the traditional Kerry steps & their passing down from original master Jerry Molyneaux to Jimmy himself, all told through a beautiful mix of music, dance & stories.
Jimmy dances the Blackbird set on a cart during a show in
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
‘a beautiful mix of music, dance & stories’
‘this DVD is ideal for both teachers and students alike or if you are just starting out.
Jimmy teaches you the traditional steps used by Jeremiah Molyneaux himself which I believe are the foundation of modern step dance in Ireland.
You can literally learn Step By Step - in the comfort of your own home! It’s wonderful to see Jimmy teaching individual foot movements of each step and demonstrating the dance in full.‘
It’s a great teaching utility that will assist in progressing the dancer.
-Honor Flynn, TCRG
‘core group’, which was a group of professional dancers dedicated to the progression of Irish dance. Her love of Irish dance led her to pursue the field further and she is presently a Dance Lecturer at IT Tralee. And so the art of Irish dance continues to be handed down.