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18th Mar 2021

Irish dance group and TikTok sensations Cairde perform on Good Morning America

Stephen Porzio

The Irish lads also spoke about their big plans for the future.

Irish dance group Cairde brought a touch of the Emerald Isle to the US this St Patrick’s Day by performing on popular show Good Morning America.

It comes after the group made a big splash on TikTok by posting Irish dance videos set to popular music.

Made up of very experienced dancers from across Ireland, Cairde have garnered nearly two million followers on TikTok, while their videos have received nearly 25 million likes.

The group performed a dance routine live from the Cliffs of Moher in Clare on Wednesday, which was beamed onto Good Morning America.

It was also broadcast live on the monitors in the iconic Times Square in New York.

In a pre-performance interview, Cairde told Good Morning America how the group’s members began as dance competitors before eventually teaming up on the project.

They said: “Most of the people in this group have been competiting against each other since the ages of 8 or 9.

“So, it was crazy really, that transition period from the competitive scene into actually quarantining together in a house and creating content together.”

While Cairde said it was difficult to set a “concrete goal” with the Covid-19 pandemic, the group told Good Morning America they have big plans for their future.

They revealed: “Obviously we have had the conversation about a post-Covid world and we’d love to maybe do something like feature in a music video.

“The big goal is to tour the world as a show, especially the United States.

“We’ll know we made it when we get there”.

Check out their Irish dancing set to Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ on Good Morning America below.

Meanwhile, the group also appeared on This Morning for St Patrick’s Day and did a performance set to ‘Bed’ by Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta.