Rakes of Mallow is fool proof.
LL F&B, LL Fwd & Change
LL F&B, LL, Fwd & Change
Partner RH turn, Partner LH Turn
Top Pair Sashay Down
Great dance for almost any occasion.
Stafford Springs, CT
On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 6:41 PM mjw(a)mowaddington.plus.com
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I’d agree with Dudley.
Bridge of Athlone is an easy dance for 4/5/or 6 couples (I’d line people
up then walk down the line splitting into sets when I see how many there
Waves of Tory is a nice dance – there are several versions of it including
a complicated ‘official’ Irish version + the version in CDM. But even that
tends to go wrong and (a) not fit the music (b) end up with one couple at
the top all the time instead of finishing the dip & dive at the bottom. But
dip & dive is a fun figure – might puzzle people at first but the a good
feel when they get it. So I strip out all the complications (copying a
caller at the Liverpool Irish centre). I call my version Waves of the Sea,
have 1 long set, lines F&B twice, cast off lead up the middle, dip & dive
till I think they’ve had enough and I shout swing. I warn them that there
will be random couples at the top each time..
From: Dudley Laufman jdlaufman(a)comcast.net [trad-dance-callers]
Sent: 17 January 2019 21:48
Subject: Re: [trad-dance-callers] Ceili wedding
Just use your usual ONS repertoire, but use Irish music for most of it.
I've been asked by a bride for a ceili wedding. She was very specific
about wanting Irish music, which i booked, but she was very vague about
what ceili dancing was. She said " not really sure the names of the dances,
we had the one with torpedo, in lines, some squares, dosey does spinning
and such not sure if that helps."
I do know how to teach ceili, but going into great detail on 3s and 7s and
jig step didn't seem to really lend itself to a wedding. My plan was
definitely to include The Haymaker's Jig, Walls of Limerick, maybe Shoe the
Donkey, but not too get much more complicated than that, subbing in ONS
material from my regular wedding dances of squares, family dances, etc. but
done with a little more Irish styling.
So, any advice on more Irish dances that lend themselves well to weddings?
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