Saturday 30 June 2012

Interesting notes.....

The Irish Dancing this weekend is but one part of a larger programme of activities held under the banner of the Christchurch Competitions Society.  There is also music, drama, reciting, singing and other forms of dancing, including Highland Dancing.  And the first few sections of the Highland Dancing competitions are....Irish reels, jigs and hornpipes!  Thank goodness we don't have Irish Dancing with swords :)

The dancers at this feis are on stage doing their hard shoe rounds and they all sound fantastic.  Not only because they are good dancers, but because they are dancing on a wooden floor *without* tarquet - as we used to in Australia.....the sound is dramatically different from what is heard in Australian competitions as every little touch of the stage makes a sound.