Maggie G - News


Blackpool 2009

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 me in my 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.

We have had many ask if we will do it again and host another online "Celtic Duo" event, and who knows we just might. We would love for you to share feedback with us and appreciate any and all of your comments.


I was so delighted that Rachael McEnaney White asked me to teach again on Digital Dance 3. The theme on Friday was pyjama day and I taught one of my classic dances, Dancing Violins, and my new Improver level dance Love You Now. I had so much fun trying to dance Dancing Violins in my slippers, which I managed to keep on most of the time 😊 Thank you so much to Rachael.

Assumpta Murphy was brilliant teaching a brand new dance Gary O'Reilly & I have choreographed together called I Dare to Love by the fabulous Kelly Clarkson. I have been teaching all of these dances on my virtual dance classes, which are every Tuesday & Thursday evening 19:00-21:00 UK time. We have had great fun learning new dances and recapping old ones. If you would like to join us, please see details below.


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.


Thank you so much to everyone who has joined my online class. I am overwhelmed with all the fantastic comments and so pleased everyone enjoyed it. It was a little nerve racking for me as I've never done this before.

Anyone is still welcome to join (see the Classes page). I'll be online on Tuesdays and Thursdays and previous classes are available to view on the group.

Keep safe everybody and follow the government guidelines. xx


☘ "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


A big thank you Rachael McEnaney for organising the Digital Dance Weekend. It was such a wonderful event, great teachers and dances and I really enjoyed teaching my Intermediate dance, Tear Me Down. Thank you to Jessie Chan & Cody Flowers for all their help and support.


It was with great sadness that I had to make the difficult decision to cancel my plans to travel to Benidorm, Spain, to dance with the fantastic Andrea Atkinson.

With the COVID-19 virus spreading rapidly and the number of cases increasing hour-by-hour and day-by-day in Europe, and with my three children and elderly father in mind, I felt that this was the best decision for me at this time.

I wished Andrea all the very best for her event and I was truly gutted that I had to make this difficult decision not to travel and to miss seeing all my line dance friends.

Stay safe everyone and take care of each other. Lots of love, 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.