Apologies if this has been done before but I haven’t seen any reference to it.
Is it just me or do you think that the preponderance of long, curly hair pieces (often unsuitably auburn), heavy make-up and and celtadelic "traditional" dresses worn by the young female dancers in the UK and Ireland ( I don’t know about elsewhere) is somehow missing the point? They don’t all have to look like Ms Butler of Riverdance do they? The dresses cost hundreds of pounds for a start so are immediately exclusive on that score, let alone any considerations of taste. Am I just being an old git or is it all a legitimate development of the tradition? Bah! Humbug!