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May 19, 2022 69 min

You can Irish dance if you want to on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.

Andrew Finn Magill, Marc Gunn, Sam Gillogly, David Curley & Mick Broderick, Bua, Eireann's Call, Emma Langford, Dark Patrick, Sybil and Sorley, The Breath, Jolly's, Clover's Revenge, Sons of Malarkey, Hugh Morrison, Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia, Clann An Drumma

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0:06 - Andrew Finn Magill "The Green Fields of Glentown / The Old Dudeen / McFadden's Handsome Daughter" from Roots

4:09 - WELCOME

5:49 - Marc Gunn / Sam Gillogly "Hobbit Polka" from Dancing With Hobbits

9:04 - David Curley & Mick Broderick "Could You Be the One (feat. Jeffrey Hill)" from A Brand New Day

11:42 - Bua "The Hag with the Money / East at Glendart" from Down the Green Fields

14:58 - Eireann's Call "Boston & St. John" from Tús

18:32 - FEEDBACK

20:37 - Emma Langford "You Are Not Mine" from Sowing Acorns

24:19 - Dark Patrick "Metelytsta  -  An Dro" from Fainne Gael an Lae

27:23 - Sybil and Sorley "Greenland Whale Fisheries" from Street Side Songs

30:47 - The Breath "Will You Wait (Acoustic)" from Only Stories (Let the Cards Fall Revisited)

34:59 - Jolly's "Are ye sleeping Maggie" from True Irish Spirit

38:41 - THANKS


My daughter started Irish dancing last year. She did her first Feis this month as a beginner and came in third place for Light Jig among 11 other kids. We were pretty excited.

Before the Feis, I had a LOT of questions. I was not raised on Irish dance. I really know nothing about it. So last month, I contacted Emma Burke of Atlanta Irish Dance to find out more.

Emma Burke was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up in Atlanta. She is a former litigation attorney in the area and a classically trained flautist. Now she is co - founder of Atlanta Irish dance and is a certified Irish dance teacher and internationally certified Irish dance adjudicator, which allows her to judge Irish dance competitions world wide. During her Irish dancing career, Emma competed all over the world, winning titles throughout. Emma is also a four time Southern Region Champion, consistently placed top 5 in the North American Nationals, and competed in the World Championships of Irish dance many times where her highest placement was 13th, earning her a coveted World Medal.

I asked her to tell me more about Irish dance.


Since I also wanted to know what to expect at a Feis, I asked Emma what a Feis is and what happens at a Burke Connolly Feis. I’ll let her tell you more about it.


If you want to learn more about Irish dance, the instruments they play and the types of dances they do, make sure you join us on Patreon. I will release an extended version of our interview in a week or so for Song Hengers.

48:34 - Clover's Revenge "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" from Gotta Get O'Raggednized

52:29 - Sons of Malarkey "Tripping Father" from Presenting Sons of Malarkey

55:53 - Hugh Morrison "Down the Dunes" from Lift Your Head Up

59:51 - Highlander Celtic Rock Band Australia "The Craic Fiddle" from North of the Wall

1:04:19 - CLOSING

1:06:00 - Clann An Drumma "Lion Tyrant" from Order of the Stag

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