What is this version "King of the Fairies"?

What is this version "King of the Fairies"?

I found this video, and I’ve been trying desperately to find who did this version of the song. Does anyone know where I can find it?
http://youtu.be/EDaN2vECkhE

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It’s not a song.

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This video is rubbish, and its not a song its a set dance ,but is not being played as one.

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Yes, cringeworthy. 🙁

But they must be getting something right - their video has had over 30K views … 🙂

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^Goose, I don’t think the intention is for it to be performed as a set dance. Irish dance boundaries are being pushed a lot these days.

I happen to know the uploader (dancing second from the left most of the time), she’s a great fiddle player as well as a lovely dancer

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I wouldn’t say the boundaries are being pushed, I’d say that in the interests of commercialism and tourism people with no idea of the music outside of Riverdance are being given what they think they want. Most of us have probably been to a session or concert where our best, authentic traditional tune or song has been drowned out by cries for the theme from Braveheart or whatever… 🙂 I suppose fair play if they like it, and it sells…

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Well yes, that too but boundaries are still being pushed in other ways, re-arranging traditional set dances, blending Irish step dance with Stravinsky/trance music

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Lots of naff things and stuff in poor taste sells, and short skirts will always sell. But, they can play, however they choose to take it, and the dancers can dance, though the arrangement is pretty silly on both counts, but each to their own, some folks like it this way, and some of us end up with potentially painful wincing and grimacing. I must learn to just let it pass and not make a face like I just tasted something awful. I should just spit it out and find something good to clean out the bad and to make for a better day. Personally I much prefer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tu0PAbW75A


Even their canned music is better, IMHO 😀 (with tears!)

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Snort! I nearly sprayed coffee all over my keyboard!!!

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Nothing’s new….Back in the day the Radio Eireann Light Orchestra was often on Radio Eireann playing Traditional Irish Music and all the the tunes were orchestrated accordingly. It used to drive me mad at the time as the radio was the only source for us budding learners to get new tunes. But what the hell, I actually learned to Jive listening to hornpipes. At the Ceili dances every time the band played a Stack of Barley or a Fling a group of us lads and lassies got into a corner of the dancehall and started Jiving. Of course you were stopped if caught, as you couldn’t even jive in the proper ballrooms at that time. The Catholic Church took a dim view of girls wriggling their hips to the Devil’s music. I think they thought it would lead to young lads like me having impure thoughts and committing impure actions……..Ithink they were jealous………?

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Woah, I left for a couple weeks and I get all this. Heheh.

Personally, I do like traditional stuff, but I’m more concerned with getting people who don’t like Irish Dance and music to like it, rather that those who already do. And it’s non traditional and Riverdance style orchestration (kind of like this version) that does it, especially when my audiences as a dancer and musician are teens my age who are into hip-hop.