Caitlin NicGabhann's St Brigid's Day Slip Jig, a series of videos for home study
Now available for home study.
A relatively new piece of choreography written by Caitlín Nic Gabhann, a set dance in slip jig time (9/8) commissioned by the Irish Traditional Music Archives (ITMA).
When asked for permission to teach this dance, Caitlín said:
"Hi Annette, absolutely! I’d be honoured, that would be very very cool!"
Click here for further information and to watch Caitlin's performance of this stunning piece - please note that she also composed the tune. The dance consists of four 8 bar steps, danced on both the right and left.
For info, I taught this as a Level 4 dance which I would describe as:
"for those with a good background in Irish step dancing, where many movements will already be known, or easily picked up and we will work on building repertoire".
Obviously a less experienced dancer may wish to study it, and my advice is to work through each step at a time, and master the right side before moving to the left.
Summary - you will receive:
- a link to download 5 separate videos, 1 video per step breaking down the movements and putting them back together. The final video is of the whole dance at a number of speeds.
- accompanying notes
- background information
Also available in the shop - recordings of Garden of Daisies - Jockey to the Fair - King of the Fairies. Recorded and arranged for piano by Annette - sheet music also available.
Free download of the St Patrick's Day tune, recorded and arranged by Annette, twice through the tune with an extra A to suit the Dan Furey version of this set dance.
Annette has been teaching online since May 2020 to a growing community of dancers from all around the world.
"Research has proven that dance is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body active and the mind alert."