Dance

Colmcille assisted a ten-day visit to Ireland by dancers from Scotland to explore the connections between Scottish stepdance and the sean-nós style of Irish dance, and the interrelationship of Scottish and Irish Gaelic with their respective dance forms.

The visiting party worked with leading dancers in the sean-nós tradition to compare the styles of dance, how they connect with the music and how they are associated with the use of language and song, as well as observing the integration of sean-nós in the Irish Gaelic community through education, performance and social practice in order to better understand how best to reintegrate stepdance into the Scottish Gaelic tradition.

Dance