A special Trinity Irish Dancers St. Patrick’s Day treat!

A rarely seen guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, March 15th 1990

Watch founder Mark Howard and the Trinity Irish Dancers on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, March 15th, 1990. Several dancers featured are now either Trinity instructors or have their sons and daughters enrolled at Trinity. What a rich legacy!

The Trinity Irish Dancers were guests of Johnny in 1989, 1990 and 1991. For this performance, Mark strayed from traditional Irish dance music and created a casual pub atmosphere to showcase his dancers. Although 27 years ago, this groundbreaking appearance still stands the test of time. Trinity went on to be guests on The Tonight Show three more times with Jay Leno and has appeared on Oprah & Conan amongst others.

Musicians:  Jackie Moran (bodhrán), Mike Kirkpatrick (bodhrán); both of the Chicago based Irish rock band, The Drovers 

Trinity Irish Dancers:  Trisha Foster, Natalie Prokopij, Erin Palmer, Sadie Stotmeister, James Gillespie, Mark Howard, Patti Mahon, Kathleen Boettcher, Deirdre Mahoney, Colleen Tansey, and Mary Catherine Gillick