Cairde members Stephan McGuinness, Dara Kelly, Brian Culligan, Fermoy’s own Seamus Morrison, Ethan Quinton, Francis Fallon, and Ronan O'Connell broadcast live from the Cliffs of Moher across the world on St Patrick’s Day. (Photo: Evan Doherty)

Cairde, an Irish dance group and viral sensation took to screens across the world on St Patricks Day appearing on RTÉ, ITV’s ‘This Morning’ with Phillip and Holly and on ‘Good Morning America’.

The team of seven experienced dancers shot to fame through the TikTok app, securing their first viral video within a month of making an account and among them is Fermoy local, Seamus Morrison.

Speaking with The Avondhu, Seamus said that the Irish dancing influence came from his father Jim (Jimmy) Morrison, who carried the skill of Trad music through to the family.

“My father used to teach Trad music in all the schools, he plays the pipes and the accordion. I play the fiddle and my brothers play instruments as well,” Seamus said.

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