Just for Fun: Old Irish Dance Footage

Article featured in Diddlyi Magazine.
10.03.11

I like to post videos now and then of amazing Irish dancers. We all love to watch Riverdance clips, world champions competing, or stunning group numbers. But usually the videos I post are quite modern. They’re recorded no earlier than the 90′s, and most were made in the past couple years.

Then I thought, what about old videos? We’ve seen lots of modern Irish dancing, but I thought it would be fun to dig up some old footage; pre-Riverdance stuff from the 70′s or earlier. I discovered there’s a LOT out there. Here are a few of the best clips I found. Enjoy!

CLIP 1: I’ve never seen two guys dancing together before!

CLIP 2: A solo dancer on a very bouncy stage.

CLIP 3: I’ve never done Ceili dancing quite like this. This is also the only clip I found that includes female dancers.

Article written by Shelly Allen
Photo by Shelly Allen Photography

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