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Folklore from the Dance Floor



Folklore from the Dance Floor, a fantastic new series documenting the history of dance music Ireland, will air in 6 episodes on Limericks Wired FM (99.9 fm). Join Limerick native and House DJ Aoife Nic Canna as she looks back over the last 35 years of dance music and club culture in Ireland.

The series will remember and portray the clubs and the music from the disco inferno of the late ‘70s, up through the rave explosion of the late ‘80s, and right on up to the present day’s eclectic mix and will be broadcast on Community radio stations nationwide with both Wired and Ballyhoura Community Radio in Limerick broadcasting it.

For this six-part series, Aoife has recorded in-depth interviews with the DJs, the promoters and the dancers including the Godfather of Punk Terry Hooley, FishGoDeep’s Greg Dowling, club historians and DJs Tonie Walsh and Paul Tarpey, Hot Press editor Stuart Clarke, Scary Eire’s Dj Mek, Bodytonic and European based Irish producers Sian, Arveen and Cymera.

There is a lot of Limerick imput in thes six part series which has award winning novelist Kevin Barry, Cheebah founder Shane Curtin and DJ’s Paul Webb, Shane Healy, Jon Greenwood and Claire Moloney all remembering early days of clubbing in Limerick.




The series begins Tuesday March 5 at 9am on Limericks Wired FM (99.9 fm) and will run in 6 parts every Tuesday until April 9. For futher info contact [email protected] and if you miss an episode go to and download the podcast after the episode airs.

Limerick DJ Aoife Nic Canna

Limerick DJ Aoife Nic Canna

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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