From The Hobby Paul Keating
- Boston’s WGBH to present 11th annual broadcast of “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn”
- At concerts across the tristate area, artists will celebrate an Irish Christmas
- Owners of Boston’s Burren Pub to host CD release party while helping homeless
- Darrah Carr celebrates 15 years of transforming Irish dance into a style she calls ModErin
- The Orio J. Palmer Foundation gives scholarships to Irish artists
We are talking about sean nos dancing (old style step dancing) where spontaneity and individual creativity form a close union with live Irish music playing at normal tempos in the manner that one would have discovered in Connemara or other pockets deep within the well of tradition long ago.
You can find it at all the festivals and workshops for people of all ages, and this year it even became a competition as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Cavan for the first time.
The dance form has migrated to the U.S. where there are now practitioners from coast to coast teaching sean nos steps like Kieran Jordan, Malden Meehan and Shannon Dunne for instance.