Cover image for The complete guide to Irish dance
Title:
The complete guide to Irish dance
Author:
Whelan, Frank, 1944-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Belfast : Appletree, 2000.
Physical Description:
190 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Added Title:
Irish dance.
ISBN:
9780862818050
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library GV1646.I8 W44 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...
Central Library GV1646.I8 W44 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...
Concord Library GV1646.I8 W44 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Hamburg Library GV1646.I8 W44 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

A history of Irish dance, from its ancient origins to the present day, and detailed step instructions for 30 popular Irish dances are covered in this comprehensive guide to the dancing that has enthralled audiences worldwide. This book provides information about professional and social Irish dancing, paying special attention to the importance of music, costume, embroidery, and shoes. With clear and simple instructions to the most well-known Irish dances, as well as step-by-step photos demonstrating arm and body positions for reels, jigs, and hornpipes, this book will benefit anyone with an interest in or love of Irish dance.


Author Notes

Frank Whelan is the founder of the Irish International Folk Company, a group of musicians, singers, and dancers who perform around the world.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Looking for an interesting book on Irish dancing? Then get this valuable guide by Whelan (Irish International Folk Company). The first section discusses Irish dance history from ancient times to the present, various types of dances, costumes and shoes, cultural organizations, and music and instruments. The second section displays 30 dances, with detailed instructions for steps, including photos and floor patterns. The photos emphasize footwork, while the floor patterns clearly show the format to follow. Among the dances presented are round, long-progressive, and four-hand, which include jigs, hornpipes, and reels. There are explanations of terms like leading tops, rising step, and two short threes. Since Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Irish dance has become quite popular, so there may be more than just specialized interest in this guide. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Barbara Kundanis, Batavia P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Google Preview