St. Patrick’s Day sometimes falls within the Christian season of Lent. In those cases, the restrictions on drinking alcohol are lifted for the day. But even if it doesn't, there's one tradition that all can celebrate; dance! Jigs and Reels have been celebrated in Ireland for centuries, and the recent tours of Irish music and Irish Step Dancing have been huge hits all over the world. So let’s devote some time to the dances of Ireland.
Irish Folk Suite: J.L. Molloy, arr. Kevin Kaska Hollywood Epic Brass, Kevin Kaska A Little Gaelic from “Tartan Suite”: Joseph Wilcox Jenkins Indiana University of Pennsylvania Concert Band,
Jason Worzbit Two Celtic Jigs: Kesh and Kid on the Mountain:
Traditional Empire Brass The Gael: Dougie MacLean Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi Rose, Shamrock & Thistle: John Philip Sousa Royal Artillery Band, Keith Brion Irish Tune (Elastic Scoring Version): Percy Grainger North Texas Wind Symphony Eugene Migliaro Corporon Highlights from Riverdance:
Bill Whelan, arr. Johan de Meij Simon Bolivar Youth Wind Orchestra, Johan de Meij Gaelforce: Peter Graham Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Garry Cutt