Saturday September 26, 2020

Irish dancing leaps into unreality TV

The trophies on their bakelite plinths are tarnished now. The nearest to me reads: '1st Prize Eight Hand Reel, 1935'.

1st April, 2006

The trophies on their bakelite plinths are tarnished now.

The nearest to me reads: '1st Prize Eight Hand Reel, 1935'.

A great decade for dictators, the 1930s. Great days too for Irish dancing and for one Dublin family, who seemed ceaselessly to have been tapping their trotters while Europe marched and countries were variously annexed, invaded and convulsed.

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