Assembly / Performance

Irish Roots and American Branches

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Irish Roots and American Branches

Program Type
Assembly / Performance


Performing live Irish music and dance with their descendant American styles, Footworks illuminates the American story of carrying traditions from the Old World and merging them with those in their new country, resulting in brand new traditions. Students learn the powerful role the Irish played in the shaping of Maryland, the United States, and American culture in Irish Roots and American Branches.


"Footworks combined top-notch performances with in-depth cultural connections and audience participation. Our students were engaged and wanted to dance their way out of the cafeteria!"

Jessica, Teacher, Oakdale Elementary

"A thousand thanks to you all for the extraordinary program yesterday at St. Michae's Auditorium for the kindergarten through fifth-graders. I loved your description of the show commemorating the Star Spangled Banner, Eileen! You are ever the master visionary and orchestrator."

Busy, St. Michael’s Elementary

"Eileen Carson of Footworks is amazing! We are so grateful to have had her back! The kids were AWESOME this afternoon. Eileen brings content, skills, and ideas that the kids enjoy, learn, and are excited about! We were certainly sad to see her go! If there was some way we could keep her forever we would!"

Nikki, Teacher, Willards Elementary