And assume that each of the dancers will have had a pint or three of
Guinness before THEY start. Simplify anything you can!
On Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 4:48 PM Dudley Laufman jdlaufman(a)comcast.net
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com wrote:
Just use your usual ONS repertoire, but use Irish music for most of it.
You can do a Siege Of Ennis w/o the 7s & 3s. (That's what we call it here
in NH...7s& 3s. Down in Roxbury, MA, the say "Sevens and trees")
Trouble with Siege of Ennis is getting everyone into the formation. If you
do a grand march and everyone in fours facing up the hall, then have the
top two couples turn around to face down and start from there. If you try
Thady Gander, don't worry about a 40 bar music. Just do the thing
unphrased. Don't be so fussy. Wear green even if it is your long johns.
Have a pint of Guinness before you start. Cheers, Dudley Laufman
On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 3:51 PM Nancy Mamlin nmamlin(a)gmail.com
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> I think that if you have Irish music, and use the dances you (and others)
> have named, that will be great - especially since the bride was so vague.
> As you already know, you probably can't get more than about 3 - 4 dances in
> at a reception, since they aren't there to come to a dance!
> Have fun!
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 3:12 PM Chris Mulvey jigs8reels(a)gmail.com
> [trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>> Seige of Ennis - very popular dance, you'll get it on Youtube.
>> If your 'Irish' wedding in USA is anything like over here in UK,
>> even think about trying to teach 'em 3's & 7's!
>> On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 7:24 PM dje h djeh_b(a)yahoo.com
>> [trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Deborah Hyland
>>> St. Louis
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>> Chris www.jigsnreels.com
> *Nancy Mamlin*
> *Durham, NC*