An Irish dancing flashmob surprised travelers at Shannon Airport last week with a performance marking the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil, Ireland’s largest traditional music event.
Over 100 dancers disguised as airport workers stepped out of the crowded departures hall and joined the dance as traditional music was played over the airport speakers.
The event was organized by local radio station Clare FM to highlight their planned coverage of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017, which will be held August 13th to 21st in Ennis.
The flashmob dancers, aged between 6 and 16 years old, came from the John Fennell School of Set Dancing based in Kilrush.
The dancers, wearing Clare GAA jerseys, danced in front of hundreds of delighted passengers.
Clare FM’s Head of Operations Padraic Flaherty said: “This event was organized to launch Clare FM’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann schedule. This Flash Mob has been weeks in the making and we are thrilled with how it turned out."
"Special praise is needed for the wonderful kids that took part who are all great dancers, a massive thank you to their parents as well.”
A traveler who was returning home to the U.S. told the Irish Examiner: “It was incredible. We didn’t know what was happening. We don’t have this kind of thing in the States. It was a nice send-off after our vacation."