If you’re interested in dance (particularly Irish at the moment), you’ll be interested in these links and references.
Facebook community page
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Set Dancing News
If you want to find out where to dance next, Set Dancing News is the place to go.
Irish Dance Wiki
The Irish Dance Wiki aims to become for Irish Dancing what Wikipedia is to general information. Everyone is welcome to contribute and fill out information on schools, dancing venues, stores, books, videos, etc as they’re related to Irish dancing.
Instructional Books and Videos
Toss the Feathers by Pat Murphy
A must-have for those of us living too far from County Clare to dance at Vaughan’s Barn regularly, this book details many set dances from all over Ireland.
The Flowing Tide by Pat Murphy
Another must-have for the serious set dancers out there.
Apples in Winter
Pat Murphy’s third book on Irish dance which includes a large number of set and social dances.
Tabhair Dom Do Lamh
Pat Murphy’s fourth book on Irish dance featuring the latest new sets for a total of 52 of set and social dances in the book.
Faoi Do Chois
This video (DVD) teaches four set dances by showing the footwork followed by context within a set. It comes with a CD and written descriptions, which makes for a nicely rounded set of materials. For more information, see this review.
Faoi Do Chois c/o Willowbrook
Ph. 041 9881764
Cost as of this writing was USA & Canada us$44.00 ($40.00 + $4.00 p+p)