FREEDOM is the feeling that Irish music creates for me, and sometimes the trappings of too much information and detail about dance and music can strangle that sense of liberation.
So, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite music dance tracks with you with the minimum amount of fuss.
I have a long list of choices so this is not exhaustive, but it will give you a flavour of the breadth of sounds, styles and tempos: ranging from sweet orchestral to the wildest, raw music that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
These are just a tiny few of the many, many brilliant musicians sharing their Irish magic with you.
The last one is a new one for me but a fast favorite- Mason’s Apron by Rattle The Boards album The Parish Platform. Great playing by Benny McCarthy on accordion.
If you’d like to support the musicians and buy any of these tracks, check out iTunes, Spotify and Amazon first to see if they are listed there.
And, yes, that is me in the photo – yours truly- rattling the boards on a bog in Tubbercurry, one summer visit to Sligo.
Have you got a list of favorites to dance to?
Please share in the comments below – I’d love to know.