Haran Irish Dancers
Date: Saturday, July 28th Time: 3:30 pm
The Haran School of Irish Dance was founded over 15 years ago in Kettle Falls, Washington by a wonderful woman named Deirdre Abeid. In 2001, in response to many requests, Deirdre’s oldest daughter Caitlin came to Spokane to open a Haran school here. Deirdre has passed on, but her legacy is carried on by her two talented daughters. The oldest daughter, now Caitlin Trusler, teaches our rapidly growing school on Spokane’s south hill and younger daughter Claire Abeid teaches the original Kettle Falls school.
The two groups work closely with each other and with An Dochas, a terrific Celtic band that includes Caitlin and Claire’s brother, Mellad Abeid. Check out our links page for more details about the band.
Our top dancers make up a touring troop that travels with An Dochas, performing fantastic, energetic shows all over the country and beyond. In recent years our dancers have traveled to performances in Japan and Austria and to the Irish Dance World Championships in Ireland.