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Keepers of the Steps


The Irish Start - March 2024

Keepers of the Steps preserving history of Irish dance in the US
The Keepers of the Steps launched a new exhibition with the San Francisco Historical Society on Thursday, marking a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the two cultural organizations. The Keepers of the Steps are a group of Irish and Irish American dancers…

Irish Echo - March 2024

Pic of Day: Stepping out lightly for Irish Dance expo in San Fran
San Francisco: At the opening of the Irish Dance exhibition ‘Keepers of the Steps’, curated by the United Irish Cultural Center, in the Historical Society Museum on Friday…

Irish Echo - March 2024

San Fran Irish and Historical Soc link arms for Leap Day dance expo.
The famed “Keepers of the Steps” Irish Dance Archive program at the United irish Cultural Center in San Francisco is partnering with the city’s storied Historical Society to mounting an exhibition at the Society’s downtown museum, with the opening tomorrow (29 Feb)…

The Irish Herald - February 2024

Irish Heritage On Display In The Old Mint Bank Vault by Eileen Mize
The United Irish Cultural Center’s Keepers of the Steps program opened their latest exhibition to great acclaim and fanfare aptly on Leap Day and on the eve of Irish American Heritage Month—February 29, 2024. The exhibit entitled, Irish Dance—Celebrating the Roots, Rhythms, and Rituals of the San Francisco Irish is a special…


Irish Star - November 2023

I was blown away by the breadth of the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin…

Irish CENTRAL—US; MAY 2023

How Irish dance is being preserved by a cultural group in SF…

Irish Star - June 2023

Keepers of the Steps: The San Francisco group trying to preserve the history of Irish dance in the US…

Irish Echo - April 2023

Irish American literary icons to spell out hopes for future at Buffalo arts…

Irish Echo - April 2023

2023 Arts & Culture Awards Eileen Mize: Eileen Mize is a proud third-generation San Francisco Irish American with deep family ties as the eldest of six and holds a degree in English from the University of California at Davis…


Outside Lands Podcast Episode 445 - January 2022

This week’s podcast celebrates 150 years of Irish dance in San Francisco with a trio of special guests: Anne Cassidy Carew, Eileen Mize, and Jamie O’Keefe. They tell us about the United Irish Cultural Center’s exhibition called “Keepers of the Steps”….

Facebook - November 2022

How Irish dance is being preserved by a cultural group in SF….

The Irish Herald

The Irish Herald - April 2024

Irish American Heritage Month Celebrated with Success Throughout California

The Irish Herald - March 2024

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The Irish Herald - February 2024

Reflecting On Nearly Fifty Years In The Community: A Retrospective And Future Outlook

The Irish Herald - January 2024

Bold Vision For The Irish Realized, San Francisco City Council Approves Plans For New Center

General News Stories

The United Irish Societies 2024 St Patrick’s Parade Edition—US; Feb 2024

Shaping Tomorrow’s Minds: The Future Of Youth Programming
At The United Irish Cultural Center In San Francisco

By Liam Reidy, President, UICC

The United irish CUltUral Center in San Francisco stands as a beacon of heritage, community, and learning, offering a rich assortment of programs and events aimed at preserving…

Irish Echo—US; Feb 2024

Irish Finance Minister Pledges Support for $75m San Francisco Irish Center Rebuild Plan

Bold plans for a new $75m Irish Center on the West Coast were given a boost by Irish Finance Minister Michael McGrath during his visit last week to San Francisco.

Irish Star—US; Dec 2023

San Francisco Irish center to undergo massive $74m redevelopment

The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco has been granted planning for a new state-of-the-art building…