Set Dances Of Ireland, Volume III

By Various Artists

Five comments

"Set Dances Of Ireland, Volume II" ~ Séadna 003, 1994

Produced by & notes by ~ Larry Lynch
Sound Engineer: Harry Bradshaw

Set: The Polkas Set ~ Sliabh Luachra / East Kerry / North Cork
Figures 1, 2, 4 ~ polkas
Figures 3, 5 ~ slides
Figure 6 ~ hornpipes
Figure 7 (or alternate 6) ~ reels

Denis McMahon ~ fiddle
Paudy Scully ~ flute
Timmy O’Connor ~ melodeon

Set: The Paris Set ~ Clare
Figures 1, 2, 3 ~ reels
Figure 4 ~ jigs
Figure 5 ~ hornpipe & march

Eamon McGivney ~ fiddle
Michael Tubridy ~ flute
Tommy McCarthy ~ concertina

"Set Dances Of Ireland, Volume III" ~ Séadna 003, 1994

Correction ~ "Volume III"

"Set Dances of Ireland: Tradition & Evolution" by Larry Lynch ~ book & recordings

Seádna Books & Dal gCais Publications, 1989
A4 format, 323 pages
ISBN: 0-9623366-0-2 (U.S.A.)
ISBN: 0-9514848-0-X (Ireland)

Seádna Books
88 Walter Street
San Francisco, California 94114
2nd Printing, 1991

John O’Donnell
c/o The Connacht Tribune
15 Market Street
Galway, Eire / Ireland

Highly recommended, as this is the only publication on the subject that I feel makes a resonable attempt to incorporate in it’s pages and story something of the people the dances were collected from, with pictures and some quotes. This weighty tome has more heart than the many other publications that tend to just amass dances and figures and with short and limited references to sources. I admit my bias, I am interested in more than just the mechanics of the dance. We both like to read and see the heart and context of a tradition, and YES!, that can be done in print, and even better if it also has pictures to go along with the weave… For us, this is about ‘quality’ rather than ‘quantity’, heart and community rather than flash and competition…

For the inexperienced the notations might be confusing, but I love it. He tries to further represent his sources by using their descriptions of the dances, their terminology. At the back of the book is a glossary of terms and movements with illustrations, to help…

“Set Dances of Ireland, Volume I”

“Set Dances Of Ireland, Volume II”

“Set Dances Of Ireland: Music For Listening And Dancing” (V)

Track 7 tune 1

Track 7 tune 1
The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh

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