The Kennedy Center

New Century Dancers


The New Century American Irish-Arts Company provides to emerging Irish Traditional musicians and dancers from Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. a high-profile, high-intensity vocational experience that molds them into seasoned professionals. Founded by Peter Brice and Kate Bole in 2011, its mission is to develop young-adult performers into the mainstays of a diverse, intellectual, and artistically distinguished Irish music scene in Washington, D.C., and in so doing, through performance, education, and promotion, increase public access to Irish Traditional music and its oral tradition.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/31/2011: A Celtic New Year

Celebrate with guitarist Zan McLeod, accordionist Peter Brice, fiddler Rosie Shipley, and the New Century Dancers.

The New Century American Irish-Arts Company