The green island, as Ireland is often called, is widely known throughout the world for its fiery, cheerful motifs. Irish dance is a charge of fun, positive and good mood – it is impossible to calmly sit still when such energetic music sounds that makes your legs go to dance.
But his story is not so funny. The first traditional dances of Ireland belonged to rituals and came from Gallic culture. When adopting Christianity, they did not lose their popularity, on the contrary, they harmoniously blended into the new religion, being used in festivities and even Christian rites.
Fast and fun dances have become popular not only in the homeland, but also abroad. But after the advent of English power, they were banned, which, however, served as a new impetus for their development, rather than vice versa. Continue reading