In addition to those you mention here are some others from my dance
Bridge of Athlone
Siege of Carrick
Thady You Gander (needs a 40 bar tune)
Waves of Tory
As you say, many of the typical ONS dances will work fine.
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On 1/17/2019 1:21 PM, dje h djeh_b(a)yahoo.com [trad-dance-callers] 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
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?