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Aspects Of the History of Irish dancing by Dr. John Cullinane was first published in 1987 and later reprinted in 1999 with minor alterations. Dr. Cullinane presents a selection of indepth essays covering subjects from the early dance masters to the infamous straight arms of the Irish dancer. The book is a fascinating read for anyone with a serious interest in Irish dance and its heritage.
The book also has some wonderful black and white pictures of Irish dancing from yesteryear.
Review of Early Literature
Country of Origin and External Influence
Ceili Dances and First Ceili ever held in 1897
Irish Dancing in South Armagh
The Dancing Masters
Kerry Dancing Masters
Cork Dancing Masters
Cork Dance History
Cork Pipers' Club
Irish Dancing Costumes
Position of the Hands
Influence of the Stage/Platform on Dancing Styles
Solo Set Dances
Traditional Set Dances
Origins of the 'Feis'
Irish Dancing Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA)
Irish Dancing in Chicago
Irish Dancing in Melbourne
Irish Dancing in South Australia
Irish Dancing in New Zealand
Irish Dancing in NW England
Irish Dancing in the London Area
Due to low staffing levels, we can't not exchange an order. Instead please return it for a refund and reorder the item you need online.
Please send your return directly to our warehouse address:
14 Hallmark Trading Estate
We suggest sending the parcel on a tracked service so you have a tracking number and proof of posting. We cannot accept responsibility for any items lost in transit. You will have to contact the courier company you used to claim for a lost parcel.
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The information below is still relevant so please do take the time to read before sending any items to us.
We are happy to refund any purchase within 30 days as long as the item has not been worn or soiled (please note that this excludes show shoes and any products made to your bespoke requirements - in these instances we strongly recommend that you are confident about the sizing before ordering).
We do extend our returns period over the Christmas period to cover early purchases which then need to be exchanged or refunded.
We recommend that you test the fit of any pumps or jig shoes on carpet to avoid marking the soles. Please note that we cannot refund shoes that have been worn at a dance class unless faulty.
If you need to return an item for a refund please click here to print off a returns form to complete and return with the parcel
Please include a copy of the delivery note or invoice which came with the parcel and note on it what action you would like us to take.
The customer is responsible for the cost of return unless the item was sent out incorrectly or is faulty.
When returning incorrect or faulty items please note we will only refund return postage up to the value of the original postage paid for the order. Please, therefore, do not return items using a postage service such as an express courier service which costs more than the original outbound postage from us.
We do recommend that you send any return on a tracked delivery service as we are unable to exchange or refund until it is received by our returns department.
Top Tip: If you are in a hurry for the replacement item then we recommend that you reorder the correct item(s) from our website and then send the incorrect item back for a refund!