2023 New England Region Oireachtas – Exciting wins for Murray Academy!!

Murray Academy’s NERO 2023 Solo Champions

Congratulations to our dancers who participated in the 2023 New England Region Oireactas in Hartford, CT! 

We had five New England Regional champions and four runners-up—a total of 15 soloists stood on the podium! And 21 of our soloists earned the right to compete at the World Championships in Glasgow this spring.

Our Traditional Set dancers included two champions, and two runners-up with a total of 6 dancers on the podium. On the final day, we saw two of our teams take the top of the podium as champions with three runners-up and a total of 14 teams on the podium!

This was a very exciting year with another strong set of results for our school.  We are so very proud of each of our dancers who competed at this year’s New England Oireachtas. It is always a joy seeing their hard work come to life on stage! 

Special congratulations go to all our 1st place winners this year, including

  • U10 Championship—Rowan Wong (x3)
  • U12 Championship—Brielle Maguire (x3)
  • U13 Championship – Maeve Marino
  • U18 Championship—Charlotte McDaniel
  • U20 Championship – Maggie Krein (x 2)
  • U8 Traditional Set—Leah McCaig
  • U13B Traditional Set-Leia Kim
  • U15 Girls 6-Hand Team B—Nora B, Cailin H, Reis F, Scarlett P, Abby P and Darla W
  • U15 and over Girls 6-Hand Team B—Kassidy H, Katelynn H, Grace K, Fiona M, Hannah M and Abigail W

What a great Oireachtas for the Murray Academy dancers! 

Please see the full results summary here for all the highlights, including the dancers who are now qualified to compete at the World Championships in Glasgow this April. 

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Summer 2023: Introduction to Irish Dance Mini Camps

New July date!!

Join us for Introduction to Irish Dance camp this summer for just $49! Each camp is three fun mornings, one and one-half hours each day. No prior experience necessary and nothing additional to purchase. Click photo to register, or call or message us with questions. We hope to see you this summer!! ☀️

2023 World Championships – Murray Academy Shines in Montreal!

Please join me in congratulating our students who represented us in Montreal this year at the World Championships. It was an amazing experience!

We are so very proud our 24 solo dancers and 3 teams who took the stage to represent #teammurray and the New England Region. Each one of them was a class act on and off stage, and we are still in awe of their determination, preparation and level of performance. Many had personal bests! It is always a pleasure to watch their dances come to life on the World stage, especially among such a crazy high standard of dancing. We are excited to see what their next accomplishments will be! /

A special congratulations goes out to Brielle Maguire for her diligence and hard work, and for bringing back a globe/podium placement to our school and the NE Region!  Such a difficult thing to achieve, and so great to have her be recognized in this way.


4th – Brielle Magure, Girls 11-12


🏅8th – Maggie Krein, Ladies 19-20

🏅9th – Sebastian LaFreniere, Boys 12-13

🏅12th – Brigid O’Connor, Girls 17-18

🏅4th – Minor Girls Ceili 11-13 (Delaney Guy, Abby Hayes, Brielle Maguire, Maeve Marino, Ellie Cox, Rowan Wong, Ayla La Freniere, Riley Helling, Kelsey Lema)

🏅7th – Senior Girls Ceili 16-19 (Brigid O’Connor, Charlotte McDaniel, Tierney Folmar, Elaina Nasr, Colleen Bartel, Fiona Marino, Kassidy Hall, Grace Krueger, Sela Shanelaris)

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