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Ep 311 – The Ward-Mallinson School of Irish Dance celebrates success and BBC Local Radio’s Garry Scott

In Part 1… Back from the Championships in Canada, the Ward-Mallinson School of Irish Dance are straight back into training for their next round of Irish Dance competitions. Performing at world-class level requires dedication and determination.

We talk to Justine Ward and find out how much effort goes into making the championships. We’re also joined by award winning dancer, Olivia Ni Baolain who has danced for the Ward-Mallinson School for most of her life. She’s managed to have a successful career outside of dance, raise a family and still put in the hours and hours of practice to stay at the top of her game.

In Part 2… Garry Scott and his “Your Lancashire” programme forms part of the fabric of BBC Local Radio. He’s supported the community for many years and gives a voice to those that might not normally be heard and to great local stories. We meet Garry and his producer, Chris Thornley and find out just what it is that binds the community to Radio Lancashire.

BBC Local Radio is formed of 39 sites that criss-crosses the UK, so make use of this fantastic community orientated service. There’s a BBC Local Radio near you, serving you.



For more information…

Ward-Mallinson School of Irish Dance is on Facebook

BBC Local Radio can be found on BBC Sounds.. Garry’s show, just search “Your Lancashire”

For those in the Lancashire region, you can hear Garry on Radio Lancashire on 95.5, 103.9 and 104.5 FM and on Freeview 720


REMEMBER!! If you also watch on Sky, we’re now on channel 186… same time, just new channel.

Watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 186 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm


To advertise in the UK section of the show please call Martin Logan 07808 573 142 alternatively email martinloganmanchester@gmail.com