Maggie G - News


Blackpool 2009

Celtic Duo 5.0 2020

☘️ A Man Is In Love ☘️

I am thrilled that Gary & I's dance "A Man Is In Love" has been nominated in the Wild Card section of this year's Crystal Boot Awards.

This song is very special to me as it was played on John & I's wedding video many moons ago. My sister Annette chose the music for our wedding video and I recalled the track when Gary & I were looking for new music for our Celtic Duo 2.0. I sent the track to Gary and he loved it as much as I do 💚

We are so pleased that so many dancers are enjoying it especially during these difficult times.

Thank you all for taking the time to vote and nominate our dance!

See you all at the awards.


Due to the national lockdown in England, I will be continuing with my 2-hour on-line classes on both Tuesdays & Thursdays. Everyone welcome!

Commencing on Tuesday 12 January the classes will run for 5 WEEKS starting at 19:00-21:00 UK time. For more details, please see the Classes page.


☘️ CRYSTAL BOOT AWARDS ☘️

I am so excited for the Crystal Boot Awards this January. The CBA online event will be like no other. Betty has been working tirelessly to bring you the event of the year. The CBA's will celebrate everything new and old about linedance. You do not want to miss it.

Thank you so much for teaching & dancing Gary & I's dances this past year. It has been a hectic but very enjoyable time online & a huge learning curve for me.

💚 IMPROVER 💚
⭐ Keep Young ⭐

💚 INTERMEDIATE 💚
⭐ Wintergreen ⭐
⭐ I Wonder ⭐
⭐ Kingdom Come ⭐
⭐ Faithful Soul ⭐
⭐ React ⭐

💚 ADVANCED 💚
⭐ All I Need To Know ⭐

I am extremely proud of Gary also being nominated in the Personality, International Choreographer, International Instructor & DJ categories!

I've got my ticket & hope you will join us in celebrating a wonderful year of dance‼
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CBA Registration Link

Maggie x


Wishing everyone a happier and healthy New Year
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☘️ 💚 🎄 A CELTIC CHRISTMAS "CD5" 🎄 💚 ☘️

🎁 THANK YOU 🎁

Thank you so much for joining Gary & I on Saturday 12th December for A Celtic Christmas, our 5th live event together!

We loved sharing our new dance "Tears Of Gold" with you and are so pleased you all enjoyed it!

Assumpta was up to her old tricks again HAHAHAHA 😂 😂

Thank you to my boys & Dad for performing so brilliantly for us too ☘️

I was also very proud to share footage of The Celtica Dance Academy Show 😍

Our CD5 event included:
🤶🤶 MERRY MAGGIE G 🤶🤶
🎅🎅 GINGER BREAD GARY O'REILLY 🎅🎅
☘️☘️ CANDY CANE CELTICA ☘️☘️
🎻🎻 THE GORGEOUS GALLAGHER BOYS 🎻🎻
👵👵 ANGELIC ASSUMPTA MURPHY 👵👵
🚶🚶 WINTERTIME WORKSHOP 🚶🚶
⏰⏰ SEASONAL SOCIAL DANCING ⏰⏰
⛄⛄ FESTIVE FUN & MORE ⛄⛄

Did you miss the live show?

It's never too late to join! Our show is saved & available to playback at anytime 💚

Joining details and our CD5 Advert Video are included below on this News Page.

Finally, here's our CD5 Thank You Video:

CD5 Thank You Video

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 🎁


I am thrilled to have purchased my Crystal Boot Award tickets for the 25th anniversary being held over the weekend 28-31 January 2021.

You can purchase a full weekend ticket for just £25! It is very sad we cannot meet but Betty and the Linedancer team are working tirelessly to give us a FAB-U-LOUS weekend during these difficult times.

Please join me in supporting Linedancer with this wonderful event. Just follow this link to sign in for the webcast and watch the weekend live:
https://www.crystalbootawards.com/

I'm so excited 😊 😍 ❤️


☘️ 💚 🎄 A CELTIC CHRISTMAS "CD5" 🎄 💚 ☘️

'tis the season to be jolly ☘️

SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER with Gary & Maggie Starting @ 5PM GMT

This holiday season Gary & I are thrilled to be able to continue dancing with you all.

Our lockdown has been filled with laughter, song & dance and we hope you will join us this December as we celebrate with a festive fun filled show!

Everyone Welcome!!!
Tickets ONLY €12
REGISTER HERE
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https://www.paypal.me/garyoreilly1
Please tick "Family & Friends" when registering 😍

Don't have PayPal but you'd like to join us?? We can help you with that 💚

If you don't have Facebook, it is possible to watch the video later. 💚

Thank you so much for your continued support - it means more than you know!

CD5 Advert Video


I hope you are all keeping safe and well as these difficult times continue. It is very hard but try to stay strong and positive, we will get through this.

As the UK is going back into lockdown tomorrow I am going to go back to online classes on both Tuesdays & Thursdays again.

I am gutted that I can no longer continue with my local classes. It was so lovely to meet up with all my dancers when we returned mid September. My Irish dancers have been working really hard too preparing for our charity show next summer but of course, we must keep safe.

Thank you for your support and I hope you will join me online.

Lots of love Maggie xxx ❤️


Thank you so much to everyone who joined Gary & I for Celtic Duo 4.0! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did 👻 We laughed so much and danced all of our favourites! The perfect remedy for the difficult times facing us all 💚

From the Tomb of Doom to the Great Carve Off we had a lot of fun & can't wait to do it all again ☘️

We taught 2 of our brand new dances:
🌟 I Wonder & Kingdom Come 🌟
We love the music for both and look forward to sharing them with everyone very soon!


I am very excited to announce I now have an On-Line Shop for all my merchandise under the Maggie G Design brand. Please take a look as a donation from all my merchandise sales will be made to the Line Dance Foundation.

My On-Line Shop includes information on how to order by email. I hope you like this method of purchasing my merchandise. 😊 Maggie G Shop


Watch this Facebook video for some exciting news about the 25th Anniversary of the Crystal Boot Awards being online.


I had great fun dancing Red Hot Salsa in my back garden for the Line Dance Foundation's Reach Out campaign. My son Sean took pictures of me dancing it. I hope you got to dance it too.

It was a special day in the Linedance community as LDF launched their campaign for mental health awareness. I am very proud to be an ambassador of the LDF.

Love Maggie x



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I just want to say a massive thank you for all the lovely messages I have received over the last six months. I truly miss not being able to travel and seeing everyone on the events I was booked on for this year. I love to teach and always enjoy catching up with everyone personally.

Also a massive thank you to everyone who comes to see me in my kitchen online every week. Your support is very much appreciated. It is a busy household, "Beautiful Madness", but I really enjoy dancing with you all in my kitchen every week. It has been a great way of keeping in touch and I am really looking forward to dancing with you again online.

In the meantime, please keep safe everybody until we can one day meet again on the dance floor.

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I have now started teaching my linedance classes and one of my Irish dance classes in Coventry. We will linedance on Monday & Wednesday nights as normal. We will be following all the necessary guidelines to ensure everyone's safety.

I am really looking forward to continuing with my online class and welcoming back everyone who has joined me over the past 6 months. I will be teaching lots of our favourite classics and many of the newest hit dances.

Your support is always much appreciated.

I hope you are still being safe.

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🍀 CELTIC DUO 3.0 Saturday Night Live 🍀

Thank you to everyone who supported Celtic Duo 3.0. It was great to dance again Hey Now and Choose To Dance and I hope you enjoyed our new Intermediate dance Shelter.
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Our new Improver dance, A Man Is In Love was choreographed to the music John and I used on our Wedding video 26 years ago! It is to a great track by The Waterboys.

I had such a great time choreographing the Beginner dance Fundtastic World with the lovely couple David Jones and Janet Edmunds. This was for the Line Dance Foundation FundTastic Choreography Raffle and I was very honoured to be asked to be a part of it. The dance script is on Linedancerweb.

Thank you to my good friend Nives in Switzerland for suggesting the music to my Intermediate level dance Beautiful Madness.


🍀 CELTIC DUO 2.0 Saturday Night Live 🍀

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for joining Gary & I for our Celtic Duo 2.0 event! We hope that you had as much fun as we did 💚

An extra special THANK YOU to our wonderful friend Betty Drummond​ for joining us! It was lovely to have Betty with us.

A huge thank you to our friends and family who continue to support and encourage us ❤️

Stay safe everyone and we will see you all again very soon!

Lots of love,

The Celtic Duo,
Maggie & Gary 🍀


Our frontline workers are continuing to do a fantastic job and we are all so very proud of them. Paul Bailey has written a song called Stay at Home, which he has dedicated to all the frontline NHS workers. I am very proud to have choreographed a fun 32 count Beginner dance, which is available at: Linedancerweb.

There is a JustGiving link on the sheet if you would like to make a donation.


Gary & I both hope this finds you all well and rested after our amazing Celtic Duo Saturday Night Live event. We could not have imagined it would turn out to be such a success and we are so grateful for all the amazing feedback and comments that you have shared publicly and privately with us both.

Firstly we wish to say a massive THANK YOU to Kelly & Kelly at 7 Arrow Media for broadcasting the show for us. We could not have done it without you. You are both stars and we hope you realise the powerful impact your work is having on all of us dancers during this time. Thank you so so much.

To Nathan Carter, who was an absolute star and joined in the fun, THANK YOU. I'm not sure he will see this, HOWEVER, I think you will all agree he was phenomenal and it was a dream come true having Nathan join both of us on this virtual journey with you all.

To Assumpta Murphy, for climbing the fence next door and joining Gary in his dining room. THANK YOU, you are a nut Assumpta, HAHA.

To Debbie, Keeley, Marc, & John for always supporting Gary & I in everything we both do, no matter if it's in the real world or online you are always there to support and encourage us no matter what. THANK YOU so much for all you continue to do on a daily basis for the Celtic Duo. THANK YOU for putting up with the madness that ensued behind the scenes and for keeping us on track. Gary & I are beyond greatful and cannot thank you enough for everything. We love you all.

A huge THANK YOU to Betty from the LDF, for continuing to keep the LDF alive in its efforts to support dance professionals and semi-professionals in this time of extreme need. As ambassadors for the LDF, Gary & I both recognise the impact LDF support & LDF grants have on people's lives and Gary personally, as a recipient of LDF funding in 2018 he is beyond greatful for all the LDF continues to do.

Gary & I are so proud to announce that the "Celtic Duo Saturday Night Live" event raised €3600, of which €1800 will be donated to The Irish Cancer Society and €1800 to the LDF. We cannot express how thankful we know both charities will be for these much needed donations.

Finally, we would like to extend a most sincere THANK YOU to each and everyone of you who joined us in supporting these two amazing charities, the LDF & The Irish Cancer Society. It is our firm belief that no matter what life throws at us dancers, we all come together and we create magic. We could not have done it without you and your support and encouragement. To all our dance friends from all over the world, THANK YOU. To our non-dancing friends and family, THANK YOU. To both of our clubs who continue to support everything we do, THANK YOU. We are truly blessed and appreciate you all so much.


Please note that I am currently unable to access my "Drowsy" Maggie Gallagher email address as listed on the Contact Page (last table entry). Until further notice, if anyone has emailed this address, please forward the email to the General Enquiries email address listed on that page.


🍀 "MAGGIE G" On-Line Classes 🍀

I hope everyone is keeping safe and we can all see each other again soon. In the meantime, I am pleased to announce that I am inviting you to join my weekly online classes, LIVE from my home via my Facebook.

You are now be able to sign up and take my classes from the comfort of your own home. Please see my Classes page for more information. Special thanks to Gary and to Keeley for all their help.

During this difficult time keep safe and God bless everybody.

Maggie G x


The CBA was an amazing weekend and I still can't believe Faithful Soul won Intermediate Dance of the Year and even more so, Dance of the Year. Thank you so, so much to everyone who voted, Gary & I really do appreciate it.

Special thanks to Dave & Pauline Baycroft, Keeley, Sally & Mike, Audrey, Catherine, Gwen, Tracey, Roni, Janne, Jane Kenrick and Margaret Hains for all your continued support. Also, a massive thank you to my club in Coventry for all their support again this year.