Dan Furey St Patrick's Day - a series of videos for home study
Now available for home study.
Annette will teach St Patrick's Day Set Dance, as danced by the Dan Furey Group - a short version which comprises of step 1 and set 1. The step is 8 bars long - leading on the right foot and repeated with the left foot leading; the set is 14 bars long - leading on the right foot and repeated with the left foot leading.
Annette learned this dance from Michael Tubridy of Co Clare, part of the beauty of this tradition is that it continues to be passed on from one generation to the next.
For your information, the Dan Furey group currently meets online each month, providing an opportunity to dance Dan's repertoire with like minded soles/souls. These monthly events are free to attend. Further information on the Dan Furey group can be found here.
Level 2 - for those with some experience, this could be 2 or 3 terms of Annette’s beginner class, or other percussive dance forms.
Summary - you will receive:
- a link to download a series of videos
- accompanying notes
- background information
A Set Dance, is a dance that has been choreographed to a particular piece of music - there can be a number of different versions of the dance - each one danced to the same music - the dance and the music take the same name. A Set dance is split into 2 parts, a step and a set; they can vary in length, both the step and the set.
Newly available in the shop - recordings of Garden of Daisies - Jockey to the Fair - King of the Fairies - St Patrick's Day - the latter is free; recorded and arranged by Annette - sheet music also available.
NB the music for St Patrick's Set Dance is also available on the Step with Annette CD (solo fiddle), at 2 speeds for practise and performance. Hard copy CD and digital option available.
Annette has been teaching online since May 2020 to a growing community of dancers from all around the world.
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