Want to see Irish dancing as it should always be in the beauty of the Irish countryside?
Look no further than this beautiful video.
For last year's International Dance Day (April 29), Irish dance teacher Edwina Guckian and four of her students headed up to the top of historic Sheemore Hill in Drumsna, Co. Leitrim.
As Guckian, who has run the Sean Nós ar an tSionann dance club for the past 12 years, told IrishCentral, “The weather was beautiful and we couldn't think of a better place to record it than up on top of Sheemor. It's known locally as the fairy hill and is full of folklore. It has 3 tombs on top and was also the site of the Sheemore ambush in 1921.”
Letting the landscape inspire them, Guckian and the four dancers - Liam Taylor, Jack Hughes and Lillie and Anna Crossley, all of whom have been studying with her for seven years – stepped and tapped through till sunset.
“Lots of our dancing friends around the world were marking International Dance Day in their own exciting ways and we wanted to put our own stamp on it and do something special for Leitrim and for Ireland,” Guckian said.
They definitely succeeded, don’t you agree?
* Originally published in March 2016.