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This Is Not My Irish Dance

This Is Not My Irish Dance

I was in the public library on Tuesday, and I happened to be on the computer, looking at the library catalogue. Out of interest, I typed in ‘Irish Dancing’, and a book immediately showed up in the Junior Non-Fiction section called “Irish Dancing … and other folk dances.” So, intrigued, I found the book and settled down to read it. I had hoped that it would tell me something I didn’t know. And it did. It told me that a…

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Dancer

Dancer

**I don’t know if anyone has seen the AnaheimBallet channel on YouTube, but they’re basically a ballet weekly podcast. I’m thinking of setting up an I-D version. If I had one of their ‘dancer profiles’, perhaps this is what I would say.** Hi, I’m Miriam, and I dance with the Courtney McMahon School of Irish Dance. I don’t compete much but I take classes three times a week, and practice regularly. I guess you could say it’s become a habit,…

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Feis Report: First Kelley O’Boyle Open Feis

Feis Report: First Kelley O’Boyle Open Feis

Well, it was pretty hectic, yet we seemed to wait around forever before it started! They had to wait for the U14 Preliminary Championship results to be read out so that my lot could start, seeing as I’m in U14 and that. Shows what I was up against if half the people I was competing against were in Championships. Anyway, first up was the Primary Reel, and there were only two of us. Never mind, guaranteed trophy, though it means…

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The Crawley Irish Festival

The Crawley Irish Festival

First of all, what you’ve all been waiting for–the feis results. Okay, then, here you go: Primary Reel – 2nd Primary Light Jig – 1st Primary Slip Jig – 1st Primary Hop Jig – 2nd Primary Heavy Jig – 1st Primary Hornpipe – 1st Trophy Reel – 3rd Treble Reel – 2nd Ha ha, seems good, doesn’t it? But look more carefully. You see, all of them except the Trophy Reel were only out of 2 people (although for the…

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