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Three civil lawsuits have been filed in New Jersey surrounding allegations of sexual assault at Irish dancing events

Vestiges of Irish culture can be seen everywhere in the United States, a country that wears its connections to Ireland with pride. From the St Patrick(...)

 Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick. Photo: Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters

The morning after the night before and even the dawn chorus - infiltrated by liver birds, presumably - sounded like it was kicking off with a tune sus(...)

The musicians and dancers perform in the same space on stage for Session

Session is a collaboration that brings together two unlikely partners: Colin Dunne, a former Riverdance star from Birmingham, who has been carving out(...)

Jean Butler and Neil Martin

**** Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre According to George Balanchine if you put a man and a woman on stage there is already a story; a man and two(...)

Jean Butler and Neil Martin in This Is an Irish Dance: “We wanted to make this really connected,” says Martin, “to get to a place where the movement was unconscious, and intuitive,” adds Butler.

There is an unmistakably relaxed air about the choreographer and performer Jean Butler as she talks about her new work, This Is an Irish Dance. Arou(...)

In Linger, Breandán de Gallaí dances with Nick O’Connell

Gay male identity isn’t a subject normally explored in Irish step dance. But for choreographer Breandán de Gallaí, step dance isn’t about the exterio(...)

As a country we have a reputation for being almost professionally nonchalant when it comes to celebrities and it’s mostly deserved. Last week I wat(...)

A troupe of Riverdancers in action. Photograph: Jack Hartin/Riverdance/PA Wire

Twenty years ago today, in the course of a seemingly ordinary Eurovision Song Contest, a troupe of Irish dancers flashed across the stage of what was (...)

Gather ye people:  the St Patrick’s Festival invited up to 8,000 people from around the world to march in the Dublin parade. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

  As the fireworks go off at the New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert on College Green on Tuesday, there will be some justifiable self-congrat(...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
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  • October 19, 2013, 01:00

Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

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