St Patrick's Day (FREE DOWNLOAD)
This St Patrick's Day tune, in jig time, is also a choreographed "set dance".
This recording has been created to supplement my teaching of the Old Style Repertoire; for the enjoyment of dancers and teachers alike.
I have brought it to the fore now as many of the students from my solo dance classes have asked for recordings and sheet music of this dance specific repertoire. This arrangement will suit those dancing the full Dan Furey version of St Patrick's Day - step 1 - set 1 - step 2 - set 2 + finishing step (which is only danced on the right foot).
ie - a 4 beat introduction, followed by AABB AABB A
You can read more about the Dan Furey group here.
I believe my arrangements to be a product of my love of the piano, my experience as a dancer and my understanding of the dance specific repertoire. They have received great reviews from other teachers of Old Style dance, see below.
Summary - you will receive an mp3 file of St Patrick's Day tune, repeats as above.
For those of you who are interested in learning this Old Style repertoire, come and join me in dance. Drop me a line to voice your interest and I will add you to my distribution list for further information, beginners welcome.
I am currently working towards a CD of dance tunes, as a sneak preview, I have started to make them available as single downloads. Other tunes in this series include: The King of the Fairies, Jockey to the Fair, The Garden of Daisies.
You can find a trailer advertising these initial three recordings here.
"Annette's arrangements are a welcome addition to anyone who enjoys traditional sets. Learners will benefit from her sensitive approach and light touch, making these recordings a pleasure to dance to, while those teaching will appreciate the tempos and thoughtful arrangements with correct lengths for the old-style sets. Annette has brought her expertise as a dancer to this collection of set dance pieces, making them a delight for listeners and movers alike."
- Jackie O'Riley, Boston
"Listening to this majestic piano music has brought back fond memories of my ‘festival’ dancing days and has inspired me to re-unite with a few guys who also danced at the ‘festivals’. We all recall the dance music from Patricia Mulholland (violin) and Margot Brown (piano). Annette has managed to achieve a perfect execution of these wonderful Set Dance pieces; you really want to take to the floor and dance along to this melodic sound!"
- Mary Fox, N Ireland