NISD performs regularly in Middle Tennessee in venues ranging from International Festivals to TV Broadcasts.

Our performance troupe has performed at the famous Ryman Auditorium and become a tradition at the The Grand Ole Opry (for more than10 years). NISD has had the honor to perform with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra , Irish fiddle extraordinaire Eileen Ivers and Irish legends and multi-Grammy winners The Chieftains . Our school was privileged to be featured guest on the Chieftains final original cast performance at the Historic Ryman Auditorium. This performance was released on DVD “ Down The Old Plank Road ”, included on this show were country greats Ricky Skaggs, Martina McBride & Allison Krauss to name a few. NISD and Mary Moran have been featured in various print publications including Irish Dancer Magazine and the U.K. Irish Dancing Magazine.



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Some of our performances include the following:

AM Nashville | Talk of the Town | Tennessee Crossroads | Primetime Country | Crook and Chase

Fox 17 | Channel 8 | Local News 2, 4, & 5 | Grand Ole Opry | Opry Back Stage | AM-Midday

The Carman Halloween Special | Master Classes with Riverdance


Colin Ray Father & Mother's Prayer

Carman Video & Carman ‘Behind the Scenes'

Chieftains – “Down The Old Plank Road ”

NISD Celtic Rhythms on Fire


Wild Horse Saloon | Ryman Auditorium | Grand Ole Opry (10 Years) | O'Charley's

Tennessee State Fair | Beer Cellar |Carnton Plantation | McEwen Picnic | Blackstone

Jimmy Kelly | Tennessee Performing Arts Center | Seanachie | Onstage with the Chieftain's (5 Times!)

Performed with Eileen Ivers | Fan Fair | Summer Lights

Featured in

Irish Dancing Magazine

Hornpipe Magazine

The Tennessean