"Then and Now" Honoring Helen Gannon
KDHX, UMO Extension, and MO Folk Arts

"Then and Now" Honoring Helen Gannon

All Ages
"Then and Now" with Helen Gannon

In 1988, Helen Gannon, a highly experienced dancer who hails from Ireland’s Limerick City, apprenticed to Maureen Hall in Missouri’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP), preparing for Irish teaching certification. Thanks to decades of experience, the apprenticeship, and subsequent certification, “Mrs. G” is recognized widely as an advocate for the Irish arts locally in St. Louis, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She led three apprenticeships in TAAP herself and encouraged others to team up in more than a dozen apprenticeships in Irish song, harp, accordion, fiddle, pipes, and tin whistle. Join us to hear Mrs. G’s oral history, as she shares stories about her experiences—as an apprentice and master teacher. The evening begins with special guest Liz Weir, a St. Louis Storytelling Festival 2019 Featured Teller from Northern Ireland, and closes with live Irish music and dance from St. Louis Irish Arts.

Venue Information:
KDHX Stage
3524 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO, 63103