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Dr. John Cullinane takes his reader through a fascinating account of Irish dancing in America. The book first published in 1997 and later reprinted in 2001.
The Irish have played a major role in the colonization of North America and it is small wonder that the early Irish settlers contributed enormously to the folk music of America. As early as 1789 John Durang, a dance master in Philadelphia was recorded as having danced reels, jigs and hornpipes. Now the US is home to some of the best dancers and largest feisanna in the world, often setting the latest Irish dance trends for other countries to follow.
Contribution of the Irish to American/modern tap and jazz dancing
References to Irish dancing in America
Popularity and social importance
Dancing costumes and accessories industry
Early Irish dancing classses in America
Early Cork-Kerry influence, change to Belfast style
100 year old Cork and Kerry steps
Some Early Feisanna
Early Irish dancing costumes
Irish dancing in selected areas of North America:
New York/New Jersey area
New York State
Ohio - Dayton
Florida and Georgia
Irish dancing in Canada:
Irish dancing organisations of North America
List of North American World Champions
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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.
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