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Wonderful Irish dance video from 1972

Here is a delightful video of a man and woman performing and Irish jig in 1972.

Irish dancing has become a hugely popular pastime for people of all ages over the past 20 years.

Wonderful Irish dance video from 1972

Michael Flatley and his team stunned the world with their spectacular Riverdance performance at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest.

Since then the standard has been incredibly high, with performers incorporating light displays, dramatic soundtracks and complex routines into their acts.

Although these modern-day Irish dancers are a delight to see, it is also nice to take a step back in time and enjoy Irish dance in a more simple form.

This video has emerged online, with Donncha O Muimhneacháin and Celine Hession dancing together in front of a modest crowd.

It is a joy to see the pair performing with smiles on their faces, simply for their love of Irish dance.

O Muimhneacháin, from Cork, and Hession, from Galway step and jig to the wonderful music from fiddle player Paddy Glackin.

The YouTube description of the video also points out that the young boy sitting beside Seamus Ennis is Noel Hill, who is described as the greatest concertina player ever to grace the earth.

Take a look at the video for yourselves.

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5 comments

  1. I really love to watch the dancers. I understand that my Granpa won prizes for his dancing and his jigs. It is a shame they did not have cell phones in the 1890s. I never saw him dance.

  2. Love it !

  3. magic magic magic

  4. I really enjoy this!!

  5. Brilliant video. Thanks for posting

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