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The One With A Gaelic Beatle

With the winter holidays over and classes begun this past weekend, dancers are returning to their practice and gearing up for the craziness that is the St. Patrick’s Day season.

Rinceoiri dancers worked really hard and had some great tunes to dance to Saturday. The first I’d like to share is one of my favorites. It’s a fun little tune called Happy Jigs by the band Flook. I can often be found dancing away in my kitchen to this song because it’s just so fun!

Next up, something you’ll recognize straight away. It’s Kíla, with Ón Taobh Tuathail Amach sung in, you guessed it, Irish. If this doesn’t make you want to do drills across the floor, I don’t know what will.

The last song is a cover of the Beatles Blackbird done this time by Julie Fowlis who is known for her work on the movie Brave. I love her voice and how lovely the Scottish language sounds.

That’s it for this Monday. Check back next Monday for more great music to help you get excited for practice every week.