Irish Set
Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy is a native San Franciscan who has been a member of the Cooley-Keegan Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann since 1985. It was there that Michael became fanatically interested in Set Dancing. Although already knowing about 3 Set dances in early '90's, Jim Belcher introduced heavily this older style of Irish Dancing to Cooley-Keegan in 1993, and Michael was hooked ever since. Michael began teaching Ceili Dancing in 1996 and Set Dancing on a regular basis in 1998; mostly at Scruffy Murphy's Pub in Sunnyvale. One can still see Michael dancing away at the Plough and Stars Pub in San Francisco. This is Michael's 8th appearance at the Free Folk Festival as an instructor.

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