Enrique (Quique) "El Lora" Ringa from Argentina, based in Cork- Ireland.  A fantastic DJ and tango teacher with several years of experience all over the world. 

While working for a theatre company in 1995, actor and dancer Enrique “El Lora” Ringa discovered the world of tango as part of his training.

He immediately fell in love with the dance and began intensive classes in the city of his birth Mar del Plata, and in Buenos Aires. Within a year his extraordinary commitment saw him chosen to perform and tour with the regional tango selection of Buenos Aires, starting his career as a part time activity while continuing to train in traditional tango, contemporary dance, folklore and corporeal expression.

He learned from the best old milongueros of Buenos Aires and the maestros of tango nuevo, giving him strong foundations in both traditional and modern genres of the dance. 

In 1999, Enrique became a full-time professional dancer and teacher, taking part in the most important tango events in Argentina. He has taught and performed in shows and festivals in Argentina and Europe, working with renowned tango orchestras and singers and with dance partners including Roxanna Umpierr and Juana Sepulveda.

By 2006, Enrique was touring France and Spain from where he was invited to give classes and seminars and to help promote tango in the west of Ireland. He currently teaches weekly classes and workshops in some of Ireland’s major cities: Cork, Galway and Dublin.

Enrique will DJ the Saturday evening Milonga.

Johan Steyn (South Africa) DJ based in Dublin-Ireland
Johan Steyn, originally from South Africa based in Dublin Ireland.  Johan will DJ in our Friday evening Milonga.  
Video interview with Johan Steyn: " Tango 101 with Johan Steyn"


For our Tango Cafe area, in between workshops, on Sunday 26th, we have lined up a wonderful argentinian Duet ANNALISA MONTICELLI AND PACHE:

Annalisa Monticelli:
italian-argentinian pianist Annalisa Monticelli holds masters’ level diplomas in performance and education from the A. Corelli Conservatory in Messina, Italy, and a Masters in Music Performance from the Petrie School of Music, USA. She also studied Chamber Music with Bruno Canino at the Fiesole school of music (Florence).

Annalisa has performed widely as a soloist and piano accompanist in Italy, Spain, Romania, Germany, Ireland, Argentina and the USA. She has won prizes in chamber music competitions and performed as a soloist with the Converse Symphony Orchestra after winning the post-graduate Young Artist competition at the Petrie School of Music.

She has taught piano performance, Chamber Music and Italian diction, and has also served as an accompanist for the Montalto Opera Lirica programme, Converse Opera Theatre, and for music symposia for Rebecca Turner, John Ratledge and Gianluca Scipioni. In 2014 and 2015, she was principal accompanist for the annual Bassi Brugnatelli International conducting and singing symposium in Robbiate, Italy.

She moved to Dublin in 2014 after spending 3 years working and studying in the United States, to work as a repetiteur for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and in September 2015 she was appointed Assistant Lecturer (repetiteur) for DkIT Dundalk and Italian teacher and coach for the Royal Irish Academy.



Pache (María de la Paz Celeste, López) was born in Argentina in 1975, she sang Tango and Argentinian Folklore since she was just a child. She then moved on to focus on dance in particular Ballet and Contemporary. She lived in Madrid, Ibiza and she now lives in Dublin. Pache now sings Tango to share the beauty and depth of her roots.