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Irish dance manuals

The books listed below contain instructions for dancing sets or other Irish dances. Historical books published in Ireland with descriptions of quadrilles are also included.
Elizabeth Turner Bell
Fifty Figure and Character Dances for Schools, Waverley Book Company, London, 1921. Dances for children, illustrated with photographs of children dancing in costume. Includes an Irish jig for a couple and a French quadrille.
    Esther Brown
    Notes on Irish Dance, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1951, catalogue number FP818. From the notes for Smithsonian Folkways recording Irish Popular Dances.
    • Bonfire Dance, Divided Dance (Rinnce Roinnce), Donegal Long Dance, Fairy Reel, Harvest-time Jig, Kerry Dance, Square Reel
    Irish Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1956, catalogue number F6819. The notes included with this recording by Willie Clancy and Michael Gorman describe several Irish dances.
    • Donegal Long Dance, Four-hand Reel, Gates of Derry, Rinnce Fada (slip jig)
    Peter Buckman
    Let's Dance, Paddington Press, 1978. Includes a brief history of Irish dancing, with full details on early European and ballroom dancing, as well as modern dancing.
      Elizabeth Burchenal
      Rinnce na Eirann, National Dances of Ireland, A S Barnes and Co, New York, 1924. An excellent American manual of ceili dancing clearly explaining all dances and moves. Lovely photographs of dancers in Irish costume.
      • Antrim Reel, Bohreen Dance, Bonfire Dance, Bridge of Athlone, Donegal Long Dance, Donegal Round Dance, Duke Reel, Eight Hand Reel, Fairy Reel, Fionnala, Four Hand Jig, Fox Hunter's Jig, Galway Reel, Gates of Derry, Harvest-time Jig, Haste to the Wedding, Humours of Bandon, Rinnce Fada, Square Reel, Piper's Dance, Siege of Ennis, Sixteen Hand Reel, Spinning Wheel Dance, Stack of Barley, Walls of Limerick, Waves of Tory
      Stephen Burke
      Set Dances for Fun, Leo Publications, 1994. All the sets included in this book were created by Stephen Burke with the exception of the East Galway.
      • East Galway, Fields of Athenry, Galway Bay, Ring of the South, Slides at the Crossroads, South and West Polka, West Hills, West Homes
      T Legget Byrne
      Terpsichore, Her Votaries and Fashions, Dublin, 1898. A book of ballroom dances for members of the Irish Ascendancy, complete with notes on correctly raising children, the etiquette to follow when at Dublin Castle, exercises for all the principal muscles of the body and advertisements from the finest merchants in Dublin. A complete scanned copy is available on Chris Brady's web site at chrisbrady.itgo.com/dance/leggett/leggett3.htm.
      • Alsatian Polka, Barn Dance, Berlin Polka, Caledonians, Circassian Circle, Galop, Highland Schottische, Polka, Polka Mazurka, Lancers, Mignon, Norwegian Country Dance, Prince Imperial Quadrille, Quadrilles, Rheinländer, Sir Roger de Coverley, Schottische, Tantivy, La Tempête, Valse Cotillion, Waltz, Washington Post
      Peggy Carty
      See an excerpt. My Irish Dance, Yourman Promotions, 1987. 'Covers a broad spectrum, "personal development", cultural bodies in Ireland, Irish language, treasures and symbols of Ireland, with figures and photographs to show those now experienced in Irish dancing how to stand correctly and hold hands.'—Dr John P Cullinane
      • Caledonian (2 versions), Monaghan (1st figure only), Walls of Limerick
      Betty Casey
      International Folk Dancing USA, 1981, Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, ISBN 0 385 13308 1. A manual for international folk dancers with detailed instructions for a few ceili dances.
      • Haymakers Jig, High-Cauled Cap, Kerry Reel, Sweets of May, Stack of Barley, Two-hand Frolic, Walls of Limerick
      Aruba Coghlan
      20 Irish Dances, 1994. A book of solo and figure dances for step dancers.
      • Eight-hand Jig, Four-hand Jig, Four-hand Reel, Six-hand Reel, Two-hand Jig, Two-hand Reel
      An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha
      Ár Rinncidhe Fóirne (Our National Dances), An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. The ceili dancers' Bible containing nearly the entire repertoire of ceili dances. In three sections, the first of which was first published in 1939. Still in print.
      • Antrim Reel, Bonfire Dance, Bridge of Athlone, Cross Reel, Duke Reel, Eight-hand Jig, Eight-hand Reel, Fairy Reel, Four-hand Reel, Gates of Derry, Glencar Reel, Harvest-time Jig, Haste to the Wedding, Haymakers Jig, High-Cauled Cap, Humours of Bandon, Lannigan's Ball, Morris Reel, Rakes of Mallow, Rince Fada, An Rince Mór, St Patrick's Day, Siege of Carrick, Siege of Ennis, Sixteen-hand Reel, Sweets of May, Three Tunes, Trip to the Cottage, Walls of Limerick, Waves of Tory
      Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann and the Gaelic Athletic Association
      Coiscéim 1—An authentic guide to Set Dancing, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann and the Gaelic Athletic Association, 1988
      • Ballycommon, Caledonian, Cashel, Cavan Reel, Donegal, North Cork Polka, North Kerry, Sliabh gCua, South Galway Reel, Wexford Half
      Dr John P Cullinane see also Other books about Irish dance
      Further Aspects of the History of Irish Dancing, Dr John P Cullinane, 1990
        • King's Head, Soldier's Joy, Humours of Bandon, and others including more than a dozen four hand reels
          Anne Schley Duggan, Jeanette Schlottmann, Abbie Rutledge of the Texas State College for Women
          Folk Dances of the British Isles, A S Barnes and Company, New York. One of the volumes of the Folk Dance Library published in the 1930s, containing English, Scottish and Irish dances.
          • Irish Lilt, Irish Long Dance
          Gaelic Athletic Association, Co Clare
          Rince Set Caledonian, Co Clare Gaelic Athletic Association, 1985
          • Caledonian
          Gaelic League of the State of New York
          Rinnce na h-Éireann, a simplified work on the performance of the dances of Ireland, 1907. Available on-line from the US Library of Congress collection of Dance Instruction Manuals at memory.loc.gov/ammem/dihtml/dihome.html.
          • Eight-hand Jig, Eight-hand Reel, Four-hand Jig, Four-hand Reel, High-Cauled Cap, Rinnce Fada, Six-hand Reel, Sixteen-hand Reel, Twelve-hand Reel
          William Hammond
          Call the Set, Cork Folk Publications, 1988
          • Ballyvourney Reel, Sliabh Luachra
          Call the Set No 2, Cork Folk Publications, 1990
          • Ballyvourney Jig, Borlin, Jenny Lind
          Call the Set No 3, Cork Folk Publications, 1994
          • Ardgroom, Mealagh Valley, Televara
          The Set, Ossian Publications, 2002. Notes for all the dances are included in this four-CD collection with music by Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Paul O'Shaughnessy, Donncha Lynch and others.
          • Ardgroom, Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Borlin, Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Corofin Plain, Jenny Lind, Kenmare Polka, Mealagh Valley, North Kerry, Set of Erin, Sliabh Luachra, Televara, Victoria Jig, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
          Kate Hughes
          Dancing Book, Dundalk, Co Louth, 1867. A unique handwritten dance manual produced by a teenage girl who was taught by a dancing master called Thomson. A web site by Chris Brady at chrisbrady.itgo.com/dance/leggett/leggett3.htm presents scans of the full manuscript with his own annotations and notes by Tom Flett.
          • Aeonia Pony, Blandon, Bohemian Girl, British Grenadiers, Circassian Circle, Clutha, Clydesdale Lassies, Cumberland Reel, Duke of Perth, Fairy, Flowers of Edinburgh, German Schottische, Guaracha Waltz, Haymakers, Heather Bell, Hibernian Circle, Honey Moon, Hullachan Reel, Humming Birds, Jacks the Lad, Jessie's Hornpipe, Jock the Boy, La Prince Imperial, La Tempête, Lads of Kintyre, Little Favourite, Love at the Window, Lover's Dream, Medley Waltz, Meg Merrilees, Merry Dance, Merry Lads of Ayr, Merry Milkmaid, Merry Oddfellows, Meszeppa, No 1 Grand March, No 2 Grand March, Nut, Olladina, Paddy O'Rafferty, Petronella, Pheasents, Polka, Prince Charles, Prince Consort, Quadrille, Queen Victoria, Queen's Welcome, Reel of Eight, Rifle Volunteers, Rory O'More, Rover's Joy, Royal Albert, Royal Oak, Sachá, Shoulder to Shoulder, Silver Bell, Thistle, Torryburn Lassies, Triumph, Venetian Waltz, Virginia Circle, Wee Rigg and more
          Mary Bee Jensen, Clayne R Jensen
          Folk Dancing, Brigham Young University Press, Provo, Utah, 1973, ISBN 0 8425 0458 3
          • Sweets of May
          Larry Lynch
          See an excerpt. Set Dances of Ireland, Séadna, 1989, ISBN 0 9514848 0 X (Ireland) and 0 9623366 0 2 (US). A thorough study of sets from the west and south of Ireland as they were originally danced. The anecdotes from old dancers make this an interesting read for enthusiasts.
          • Ardgroom, Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Ballycommon (2 versions), Black Valley Jig, Black Valley Polka, Caherciveen Polka, Caledonian (5), Cashel (2), Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Dingle Polka (2), Ginny Ling, Kilkenny Lancers (3), Killorglin Polka, Newmarket Polka, Mazurka (2), Newmarket Meserts, Newmarket Paris, Plain, Plain Polka, Set of Erin, Tipperary Lancers, Valentia Right and Left, Victoria
          Bill Lynch
          Set Dancing News, Bill Lynch, since 1997. Bimonthly newsletter with event listings and reviews, news, articles, photographs and advertisements, most of which is also available on this web site. A set is included in each issue with notes by Pat Murphy, Eileen O'Doherty and Joseph O'Hara—see the magazine for Irish set dancers.
          • Aherlow, Ballagh Plain Half, Ballycastle, Ballycommon (Co Offaly), Ballycroy, Borlin Jenny Reel, Cape Clear Island, Doire Cholmcille, Donegal, East Galway Reel, Gillen, Glencorrib, Hollymount, Inis Meáin, Inis Oírr, Kildownet Half, Killyon, Knocknaboul, Mayo Lancers, Newmarket Meserts, North Kerry Plain, Set of Erin, Shramore, Slip and Slide Polka, Tournafulla, Williamstown
          John MacNamara
          Set Dancing Prompt Cards, Cois Life Ireland. 'All you need to remember 10 great sets.'
          • Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Ballycommon, Caledonian, Connemara, Plain, Sliabh Luachra, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
          Pádraig and Róisín McEneany
          Faoi Do Chois, Pádraig and Róisín McEneany, 2005. A package consisting of an instructional DVD, a music CD and a book of instructions.
          • Connemara, Durrow Threshing, Fermanagh, South Sligo Lancers
          John J McManus
          Irish Ceili and Set Dances, John J McManus, 1992, regular updates. A condensed presentation of sixty dances adaptable as cue cards.
          • Aran, Ardgroom, Auban, Ballinascarty Half, Ballycommon, Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Black Valley Jig, Borlin, Caledonian, Caragh Lake Jig, Cashel, Cavan Reel, Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Connemara, Corofin Plain, Derradda, Donegal, Dunmanway, Durrow Threshing, Eight-Hand Jig, Eight-Hand Reel, Fermanagh, Fermanagh Quadrilles, Four-Hand Reel, Frères Nantais, Galway Half, Gillen, Glencree, High-Cauled Cap, Jenny Lind, Kenmare Polka, Labasheeda Reel, Leitrim, Limerick Orange and Green, Mazurka, Melleray Lancers, Monaghan, Morris Reel, Newport, North Kerry, Paris, Plain, Portmagee Meserts, Rosscahill, Sixteen-Hand Reel, Skibbereen, Sliabh gCua, Sliabh Luachra, South Galway Reel, South Kerry, Sweets of May, Televara, Three Tunes, Tory Island Lancers, Trip to the Cottage, Valentia Right and Left, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
          Terry Moylan
          The Cuirassiers Set, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 2002. A pamphlet describing a set devised from a quadrille found in an 1823 dance manual.
          • Cuirassiers
          Irish Dances, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1984, ISBN 0 9509743 1 5. The first book of the set dancing revival.
          • Caledonian, Cashel, Clare Lancers, Ballyvourney Reel, Mazurka, Monaghan, North Kerry, Plain, Sliabh Luachra, South Galway Reel
          The Pipers' Set and Other Dances, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1985
          • Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Clare Orange and Green, Jenny Lind, Pipers, Victoria
          The Quadrilles and Other Sets, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1988
          • Auban, Ballycommon, Connemara, Quadrilles, Televara, West Kerry
            A selection of the sets in these books is available at the Brooks Academy web site, www.setdance.com.
          Pat Murphy
          Toss the Feathers, Mercier Press, 1995, ISBN 1 85635 115 7. The best reference for set dancing. Details on 64 sets and a history of Irish dancing.
          • Aran, Ardgroom, Armagh, Auban, Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Ballinascarty Half, Ballycommon, Black Valley Jig, Borlin, Caledonian, Caragh Lake Jig, Cashel, Cavan Reel, Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Connemara, Corofin Plain, Derradda, Down Lancers, Down Quadrilles, Dublin, Dunmanway, Durrow Threshing, Fermanagh, Fermanagh Quadrilles, Frères Nantais, Gillen, Glencar Polka, Jenny Lind, Keadue Lancers, Kenmare Polka, Kildare, Kilkenny Lancers, Kilkenny Quadrilles, Labasheeda Reel, Leitrim, Limerick Orange and Green, Longford, Mazurka, Melleray Lancers, Monaghan, Newmarket Meserts, Newmarket Plain, Newport, North Kerry, Paris, Plain Polka, Plain, Portmagee Meserts, Roscommon Lancers, Skibbereen, Sliabh gCua, Sliabh Luachra, South Galway Reel, South Kerry, South Sligo Lancers, Televara, Tipperary Lancers, Tory Island Lancers, Tubbercurry Lancers, Valentia Right and Left, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
          The Flowing Tide, Mercier Press, 2000, ISBN 1 85635 308 7. A definitive collection of 57 more sets, many previously unpublished, including some from Canada, USA and Australia, with notes on the history of the set dance revival.
          • Armagh Lancers, Australian Half, Ballingeary Jig, Ballycroy, Ballyroan Half, Borlin Jenny Reel, Bruca, Cloghan, Cloonagh Lancers, Cuilmore, Doire Cholmcille, Donegal, Dromgarriff Half, East Galway Reel (2 versions), Glencorrib, Glencree, Glengarriff Polka (2), Hollymount, Hurry the Jug, Inis Meáin, Inis Oírr, Inverness South Square, Kildownet Half, Kilgarvan Polka, Killyon, Knocknaboul, Knocktopher Polka, Long Caledonian, Loughgraney, Lough Neagh, Mayo Lancers, Mealagh Valley Jig, Meath Half, Meelin Victoria Jig, Mullahoran, Nedinagh, Pride of Erin Waltz, Roscahill, Royal Cotillion, Set of Erin, Shramore, Sligo, Slip and Slide Polka, Sneem, Souris, Tory Island, Tournafulla, Truro Waltz Quadrilles, Tyrawley, Victoria Jig, West Limerick Polka, Wexford Half, Wicklow, Williamstown, Wolfhill
          John and William Neal
          A Choice Collection of Country Dances, John and William Neal, Dublin, 1726. Contains descriptions of figure dances. Reissued in the USA in 1989.
            Eileen O'Doherty
            Set Left—Set Right, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1989
            • Ballingeary Jig, Barney, Borlin, Cavan Reel, Derradda, Dungarvan Polka, Labasheeda Reel, Melleray Lancers, Paris, South Kerry, Waltz Cotillion
            The Walking Polka, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1995, ISBN 0 9599743 5 8
            • Aran, Ardgroom, Ballinascarty Half, Black Valley Jig, Caragh Lake, Connemara Jig, Corofin Plain, Dunmanway, Durrow Threshing, Fermanagh, Gillen, Kenmare Polka, Down Lancers, Leitrim, Limerick Orange and Green, Mealagh Valley, Portmagee Meserts, Newport, Plain Polka, Skibbereen, Tory Island, Tory Island Lancers, Valentia Right and Left, Wexford Half
            Mícheál Ó hEidhin
            Déan Rince, ClÓ Chois Fharraige, 1976
              Joseph O'Hara
              Irish Set Dance Study Notes, Joseph O'Hara. Written to illustrate the pattern of each figure using standard terminology including descriptions of any special steps. Available on the internet at www.setdanceteacher.co.uk.
              • Aran, Ardgroom, Armagh, Auban, Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Ballinascarty Half, Ballingeary Half, Ballycommon, Birmingham Jig, Black Valley Jig, Borlin, Caledonian (2 versions), Camden Hornpipe, Caragh Lake Jig, Cashel, Cavan Reel, Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Cloonadiveen Lancers, Connemara, Connemara Jig, Corofin Plain, Derrada, Down Caledonian, Down Lancers, Down Quadrilles, Durrow Threshing, East Galway, Fermanagh, Glencree, Hungerford Jig, Inis Meáin, Jenny Lind, Kenmare, Kildownet Half, Killenaule Lancers, Killyon, Kilmanagh Lancers, Labasheeda, Leitrim Jig, Limerick Orange and Green, Mazurka, Melleray Lancers, Monaghan, Newmarket Meserts, Newport, North Kerry, Paris, Plain, Plain Polka, Portmagee Meserts, Roscommon Lancers, Rosscahill, Skibbereen, Sliabh gCua, Sliabh Luachra, Sneem, South Galway (2), South Kerry, South Sligo Lancers, Televara (2), Tubbercurry Lancers, Valentia Right and Left, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
              J G O'Keefe and Ard O'Brien
              A Handbook of Irish Dances, M H Gill and Son Ltd, Gill and Macmillan, 1912
              • Donegal Country Dance, Eight-Hand Jig, Eight-Hand Reel, Four-Hand Jig, Four-Hand Reel, Long Dance, Six-Hand Reel, Sixteen-Hand Reel, Twelve-Hand Reel
              Peadar and Gerald O'Rafferty
              Dances of Ireland, Max Parrish and Co Ltd, London, 1953. A small book on the history of Irish dancing, with no mention of set dancing. Colour illustrations of Irish costumes. Part of a series of 26 books on European folk dancing.
              • Four-hand Reel, Haymakers Jig, Rinnce Fada, Sixteen-hand Reel
              Grace Orpen
              Dances of Donegal, D M Wilkie, London, 1931
              • Barn Dance, Berlin Polky, Corn Rigs, Fairy Reel, Highland, Irish National, Irish Reel, Military Two-step, Pin Dance, Shoe the Donkey, Six Handed Duke, Six Handed Reel, Strasperry Reel, Trip to the Cottage, Waves of Tory
              Tom Quinn
              Irish Dancing, Harper Collins, 1997, ISBN 0 00 472069 5. Enough sets for at least two lifetimes, all in a single volume you can carry in your coat pocket.
              • Aran, Ardgroom Polka, Armagh Quadrilles, Auban, Australian Half, Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Ballinascarty Half, Ballycommon, Ballyhahill Half, Barndance, Barney, Blacktown, Black Valley Square Jig, Borlin Jenny, Borlin, Caledonian, Caragh Lake Jig, Cashel, Cavan Reel, Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Cloneen Jig, Connemara, Connemara Jig, Corofin Plain, Cross Reel, Cuchulainn Jig, Derradda, Down Caledonian, Down Quadrilles, Dublin, Duke Reel, Dungarvan Polka, Dunmanway, Durrow Threshing, East Galway, Eight-Hand Jig, Eight-Hand Reel, Every Man's Chance, Fáinne Uladh, Fermanagh, Fermanagh Quadrilles, Four-Hand Jig, Four-Hand Reel, Galway Half, Gates of Derry, Gillen, Glassdrummond Reel, Glencar Polka, Glencree, High-Cauled Cap, Hooks and Eyes, Humours of Bandon, Hurry the Jug, Jenny Lind, Jubilee Jig, Keadue, Kenmare Polka, Kildare, Kilkenny Lancers, Kilkenny Quadrilles, King's Head, Labasheeda Reel, Leitrim, Longford, Mallon's Reel, Mazurka, Mealagh, Melleray Lancers, Monaghan, Mullabawn, Newmarket Plain, Newmarket Mazurks, Newport, Paris, Peeler and the Goat, Plain Polka, Plain, Portmagee Meserts, Quadrilles Half, Rosscahill, Roscommon Lancers, St Patrick's Day, Schottische, Set of Erin, Shanless Reel, Shoe the Donkey, Siamsa Beirte, Sixteen-Hand Reel, Skibbereen, Sliabh gCua Polka, Sneem, South Galway, South Sligo Lancers, Sweets of May, Televara, Three Tunes, Tipperary Lancers, Tory Lancers, Trip to the Cottage, Tubbercurry Lancers, Two-Hand Country Dance, Two-Hand Hornpipe, Two-Hand Jig, Two-Hand Reel, Uibh Rathach, Valentia Right and Left, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry, Wexford Half
              Set Dancing for Galway Committee
              The Set Dancer, Set Dancing for Galway Committee, magazine published annually from 1993 to 1998
              • Cavan Reel, Leitrim, Roscahill (all in issue 4, 1997, by Tom Quinn)
              J J Sheehan
              A Guide to Irish Dancing, John Denver, 1902
                Charles T Sykes
                The Royal Hibernian Quadrilles, Goulding, D'Almaire, Potter and Co, London, 1821. Issued in commemoration of the visit of George IV to Ireland. Contains music and descriptions of five figures of a quadrille.
                  Michael Tubridy
                  A Selection of Irish Traditional Step Dances, Brooks Academy, 1998, ISBN 0 9533637 0 8. The first book to publish step dances, in a notation devised by the author based on music notation and verbal instructions. A tape of music for the dances in the book is available.
                  • Job of Journeywork, Priest and His Boots, St Patrick's Day, and six others
                  Assunta Uí Chathasaigh
                  Gliogaram Cos 1—Sets of County Cork, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann—Co Cork, 1988
                  • Aghina Jig, Ath a'Caoire, Auban, Ballyvourney Reel (with two local variations), Ballingeary Jig, Borlin, Borlin Jenny, Cill na Mártra Jig (similar to Ballyvourney Jig), Dunmanway, Glengarriff Polka, Glengarriff Reel, Mealagh Valley, Meelin Victoria, Sliabh Luachra, Skibbereen, West Cork Plain (similar to Mealagh Valley)
                  Kevin B Westley
                  Westly School of Irish Dancing, Kevin B Westley, 1992
                  • Antrim Reel, Barn Dance, Bonfire Dance, Bridge of Athlone, Caledonian, Cashel, Clare Lancers, Plain, Cross Reel, Cuil Aodha, Duke Reel, Eight-hand Jig, Fairy Reel, Four-hand Reel, Gay Gordon, Harvest-time Jig, Haymakers Jig, High-Cauled Cap, Highland Fling, Lilac Waltz, Mazurka, Morris Reel, North Kerry, Piper's Dance, Pride of Erin Waltz, Rakes of Mallow, St Bernard's Waltz, Schottische, Shoe the Donkey, Siege of Ennis, Sixteen-hand Reel, Stack of Barley, Sweets of May, Trip to the Cottage, Two-hand Jig, Two-hand Reel, Walls of Limerick, Waltz Cotillion, Waves of Tory

                  Other Books on Irish Dance

                  These books include historic or general information about set dancing and other Irish dancing as well as dance music.
                  Dianna Boullier
                  Exploring Irish Music and Dance, O'Brien Press, 1998. Lightweight book with little of interest to dancers.
                    Breandán Breathnach
                    See an excerpt. Dancing in Ireland, Dal gCais Publications, 1983. Compact but well researched and detailed history of Irish dancing, with a section on the Church and dancing.
                      Folk Music and Dances of Ireland, Mercier Press, 1971, ISBN 0 85342 509 4. A study of the history, development and current condition of Irish traditional music, song and dance.
                        Helen Brennan
                        The Story of Irish Dance, Brandon, 1999, ISBN 0 86322 244 7. Well-researched study of Irish dance concentrating on traditional set and step dancing across Ireland. Includes chapters on the long-running controversy over ceili dancing, dancing masters, the three styles of Irish step dancing, the clergy's attitude and others.
                          Cairde Rince Céilí na hÉireann
                          Ceiliúradh Náisiúnta—National Centenary Weekend Commemorative Booklet, 1997, Cairde Rince Céilí na hÉireann, ISBN 0 9531960 0 3. Issued by the recently formed group spearheading the ceili dancing revival in Ireland on their weekend commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the very first ceili. Contains stories of ceili dancing clubs across Ireland in their heyday and their lean times.
                            Dr John P Cullinane see also Irish dance manuals
                            Aspects of the History of Irish Dancing, Dr John P Cullinane, 1987
                              A Short History of Irish Dancing in Australia, Dr John P Cullinane, 1995
                                Irish Dancing Costumes, Their Origins and Evolution, Dr John P Cullinane, 1996, ISBN 0 9527952 05. Full of historical photographs of the tasteful dance costumes of the past.
                                  Aspects of the History of Irish Dancing in North America, Dr John P Cullinane, 1997
                                    Aspects of the History of Irish Céilí Dancing, Dr John P Cullinane, 1998. Among many interesting details is how the London Irish adopted the word céilí for their dances.
                                      P J Curtis
                                      See an excerpt. Notes from the Heart, Torc, 1994. The chapter on dance has a history of set dancing and its revival and an interesting article on how Irish immigrants created the minstrel tradition in America.
                                        Sean Donnelly and others
                                        Ceol na hÉireann No 1, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1993, ISBN 0 9509743 3 1. A journal with scholarly articles on traditional music. Includes an article on dancing masters.
                                          See an excerpt. Ceol na hÉireann No 2, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1994, ISBN 0 9509743 4 X. With an article by Michael Tubridy on the set dancing revival.
                                            W H Grattan Flood
                                            A History of Irish Music, Browne and Noland, 1927
                                              Arthur Flynn
                                              Irish Dance, Appletree Press, 1998. A lightweight book for modern step dance and Riverdance groupies with a few inaccurate paragraphs on set dancing.
                                                Henry Glassie
                                                See an excerpt. All Silver & no Brass, an Irish Christmas Mumming, Dolmen Press, Dublin, 1975. Traditional mumming and strawboys in Co Fermanagh.
                                                  Lilly Grove
                                                  See an excerpt. Dancing, Longman, Green and Co, London, 1895. A volume in the Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes giving the history of dancing around the world, with a few quaint pages on Ireland.
                                                    Donal Hickey
                                                    Stone Mad for Music, The Sliabh Luachra Story, Marino Books, 1999, ISBN 1 86023 097 0. The culture of Sliabh Luachra and people who've made its music, dance, song and stories.
                                                      Geoff Holland
                                                      London Set Dancing Diary, Geoff Holland, London events listing published approximately bi-monthly.
                                                        Irish Government
                                                        Public Dance Halls Act, Irish Government Publications, 1935
                                                          Chris Keane
                                                          The Tulla Ceili Band 1946-1997, Chris Keane, 1998. A detailed study of one of the famous bands of Co Clare, with a decade by decade history, profiles of the main players, a directory of all its players, a discography, photos, old advertisments and more.
                                                            Tony Kearns and Barry Taylor
                                                            A Touchstone for the Tradition, Brandon, Dingle, 2003. The story of the Willie Clancy Summer School.
                                                              Joan Lawson
                                                              European Folk Dance, Pittman Publishing, 1953. A section on Ireland includes instructions for dancing sevens and threes.
                                                                Michael Loughnane
                                                                My Life and Memories of Rince Agus Ceol, Michael Loughnane, Lisheen Publications, 2002, ISBN 0 9533709 9 2. Autobiography of Michael Loughnane, the Thurles dancer, teacher and musician.
                                                                  Isao Moriyasu
                                                                  Hear the Heartbeat of Mother Earth, Tokyo Shoseki, Tokyo, 1997-1998, ISBN 4 487 79314 9 and 4 487 79371 8. Two Japanese volumes on Irish music, the second featuring articles about Joe and Siobhan O'Donovan and the Tulla Ceili Band.
                                                                    Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
                                                                    A Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music, O'Brien Press, 1998
                                                                      Joseph O'Hara
                                                                      Set Dancing Newsletter, Joseph O'Hara, 1992-1997. Quarterly events listing for Ireland and Britain.
                                                                        Francis O'Neill
                                                                        Irish Folk Music, Regan Printing House, 1910
                                                                        Irish Minstrels and Musicians, Mercier Press, ISBN 0 85342 801 8
                                                                          Donal O'Sullivan
                                                                          Irish Folk Music, Song and Dance, Mercier Press, 1952
                                                                            Francis Roche
                                                                            See an excerpt. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Ossian Publications, 1982, ISBN 0 946005 05 2. A collection of dance music originally published in 1927 which includes music for seven quadrilles. Interesting notes on Irish dance in the prefaces include a reference to sets as 'matter foreign.'
                                                                              Chris and Ellis Rogers
                                                                              Late 18th & 19th Century Ballroom Dances, Eglington Productions. Volume VII in the Nonsuch Early Dance series edited by Peggy Dixon. The Rogers have been instrumental in reviving the quadrilles in the original formal style.
                                                                                Curt Sachs
                                                                                World History of the Dance, W W Norton, 1937
                                                                                  Michael Tubridy
                                                                                  See an excerpt. Connie Ryan, the Mighty Set Dancing Master, Michael Tubridy, 1999. Connie Ryan was the man who more than any other brought set dancing back to life in Ireland and the rest of the world before his untimely death in 1997. Michael Tubridy's book is a highly informative and carefully researched account of his life, with fascinating details of Connie's early years in Tipperary, his involvement in dancing in Dublin and his great work in the set dancing revival. The book contains many family and other private photographs of Connie over the years.
                                                                                  Ethel L Urlin
                                                                                  Dancing Ancient and Modern, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton Kent & Co, London, circa 1910. Two pages on the history of Irish dancing.
                                                                                    Geoff Wallis and Sue Wilson
                                                                                    The Rough Guide to Irish Music, Rough Guides, London, 2001, ISBN 1 85828 642 5. Compact and informative volume with all you need to know about the music scene, with brief sections on dance history and ceili bands.
                                                                                      Rieko Yamashita
                                                                                      Feel the Beat of Irish Dance, Tokyo Shoseki, Tokyo, 1998, ISBN 4 487 79370 X. A nicely presented book on traditional Irish dancing in Japanese, with many photographs of teachers, musicians and dancers in Ireland, detailed explanations of dancing terms and movements, and much more. Pity it's not in English, but expect some well-informed Japanese tourists at your favourite venues in Ireland.
                                                                                        Rieko Yamashita and Isao Moriyasu
                                                                                        An Introduction to Irish Dancing, Ongakunotomo, Tokyo, 2002, ISBN 4 276 25081 1. Another Japanese-language guide to the Irish dancing scene, featuring interviews with Patrick O'Dea, Mick Mulkerrin, Anton MacGabhann, Pat Murphy and others, and biographies of James Keane and Connie Ryan, and photos by Bill Lynch.
                                                                                          F A Zorn
                                                                                          Grammar of the Art of Dancing, Dance Horizons, New York, 1905

                                                                                            Ballroom manuals

                                                                                            These books of ballroom dances include instructions for dancing the Quadrilles, Lancers, Caledonian, Waltz Cotillion and other dances related to Irish sets. They are mostly English books from the 1950s which are easy to obtain in second hand bookshops.
                                                                                            John R Gillespie
                                                                                            Old Time Dancing, C Arthur Pearson, London, 1950
                                                                                              Michael Gwynne
                                                                                              Old Time and Sequence Dancing, Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, London, 1950
                                                                                                William Lamb
                                                                                                See an excerpt. How and What to Dance, C Arthur Pearson, London, 1906
                                                                                                Everybody's Guide to Ball Room Dancing, Madgwick, Holston and Co, London, ~1910
                                                                                                  A J Latimer
                                                                                                  A Bouquet of Old Time Dances, Danceland Publications Ltd, London, 1948
                                                                                                    F J Mainey
                                                                                                    See an excerpt. Old-Time Dancers' Handbook, Herbert Jenkins, London, 1953.
                                                                                                      Edward Scott
                                                                                                      Dancing as an Art and Pastime, George Bell and Sons, 1892
                                                                                                        Dancing a Pleasure, Henry J Drane, London, 1892
                                                                                                          Leonard Scrivener, editor
                                                                                                          The Complete Ballroom Dancer, Evans Brothers, London, 1957
                                                                                                            Victor Sylvester
                                                                                                            Modern Ballroom Dancing, Barrie and Jenkins, 1974
                                                                                                              Old Time Dancing, Herbert Jenkins, London, 1949
                                                                                                                Cecil H Taylor
                                                                                                                Old Time and Novelty Dances, The Dancing Times Limited, London, 1947.
                                                                                                                  Sydney Thompson
                                                                                                                  The Theory and Practice of Old Time Dancing, John Dilworth, London, 1950.
                                                                                                                  Old Time Dance Book, Burke Publishing Co Ltd, London, 1956.
                                                                                                                    A C Wirth
                                                                                                                    See an excerpt. Complete Quadrille Call Book and Dancing Master, Frederick J Drake and Company, Chicago, 1902. Includes a superb collection of etiquette rules.

                                                                                                                      Accounts of Irish dancing

                                                                                                                      These books are mostly personal stories of travel or life in Ireland which include descriptions of dancing.
                                                                                                                      Padraic Colum
                                                                                                                      See an excerpt. The Road Round Ireland, Macmillan, New York, 1926. The author visits a house dance in Clare and writes movingly of an American wake in Connemara.
                                                                                                                        Gordon Cooper and Ernest Welsman
                                                                                                                        Your Holiday in Ireland, Alvin Redman Ltd, London, 1948. Has a lovely photograph of crossroads dancing in Kerry. See Photo album 13.
                                                                                                                          Willie Costello
                                                                                                                          See an excerpt. A Connacht Man's Rambles, Edmund Burke Publisher, 1997, ISBN 0 946130 16 7. A chapter on house dances, dance halls and bands in and around Claremorris, Co Mayo, fifty or more years ago.
                                                                                                                            Nicolette Devas
                                                                                                                            See an excerpt. Two Flamboyant Fathers, Collins, London, 1966. This autobiography includes the author's experience of dancing on Aran.
                                                                                                                              Sean Dorman
                                                                                                                              See an excerpt. Valley of Graneen, Sketches of Donegal, Peter Davies, London, 1944. With an excellent account of a house dance hosted by the author, and some drawings of the night.
                                                                                                                                P J Duffy and others
                                                                                                                                Place of Legend, Place of Genius, Coleman Heritage Centre, 1997, ISBN 0 9530741 0 2. Stories of the old days in Co Sligo, with emphasis on music and dance.
                                                                                                                                  Lord Dunsany
                                                                                                                                  See an excerpt. My Ireland, Jarrolds, London, 1937. A long paragraph describes the costumed wren groups visiting his home on St Stephen's Day.
                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth Fingall
                                                                                                                                    Seventy Years Young, Collins, London, 1937, republished by Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1991, ISBN 0 946640 74 2. The autobiography of a Galway girl who danced in the Dublin ballrooms of the 1880s where she met an Earl who became her husband.
                                                                                                                                      Robin Flower
                                                                                                                                      See an excerpt. The Western Island or The Great Blasket, 1944, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0 19 281234 3. A poem about dancing.
                                                                                                                                        Éamon Kelly
                                                                                                                                        See an excerpt. According to Tradition, Mercier Press, 1986, ISBN 1 85635 112 2. First presented on stage in 1979. With a story about Biddy boys and their Biddy ball.
                                                                                                                                          Julia Kemp
                                                                                                                                          Hidden Gold, Coomhola Borlin Community Development Association, 1998. Brief accounts of dancing and the wren in the Borlin valley.
                                                                                                                                            Kieran Lillis
                                                                                                                                            See an excerpt. Kieran Lillis Remembers, 1991. Short articles on the old days reprinted from the Clare Champion.
                                                                                                                                            Kieran Lillis Remembers, Book 2, 1994
                                                                                                                                              Thomas H Mason
                                                                                                                                              See an excerpt. The Islands of Ireland, B T Batsford Ltd, London, 1937. With a description of dancing on Aran.
                                                                                                                                                Patrick McCarthy and Richard Hawkes
                                                                                                                                                See an excerpt. Northside of the Mizen, Mizen Productions, Goleen, Co Cork, 1999, ISBN 0 9536793 0 6. Thorough descriptions of country traditions including the kitchen dance.
                                                                                                                                                  Cole Moreton
                                                                                                                                                  See an excerpt. Hungry for Home, Viking, 2000, ISBN 0 670 88012 12. The abandonment of the Blasket Island and the dispersal of its residents to America, with a brief, modern account of dancing in Dingle.
                                                                                                                                                    Martin Morrissey
                                                                                                                                                    See an excerpt. Land of My Cradle Days, O'Brien Press, Dublin, 1990, ISBN 0 86278 229 5. A chapter with a detailed description of a Wren Dance.
                                                                                                                                                      H V Morton
                                                                                                                                                      See an excerpt. In Search of Ireland, Methuen, London, 1930. Travel book with one passage about a failed crossroads dance.
                                                                                                                                                        Jeremiah Murphy
                                                                                                                                                        See an excerpt. When Youth Was Mine, A Memoir of Kerry 1902-1925, Mentor Press, 1998, ISBN 0 947548 88 2. The author's youth in Kerry, with a few paragraphs on music and dancing. Interesting account of the Irish Civil War.
                                                                                                                                                          Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan)
                                                                                                                                                          See an excerpt. The Dance Halls, The Bell Magazine, 1941, reprinted in The Best of The Bell, O'Brien Press Ltd, Dublin, 1978. An hilarious account of the Irish dance hall scene after the Public Dance Halls Act was passed.
                                                                                                                                                          See an excerpt. The Poor Mouth, Harper Collins, 1941, translated by Patrick C Power 1973, ISBN 0 586 08748 6. A parody of The Islandman and similar books written in Irish by country men and women about their lives. Includes the story of a fanciful feis.
                                                                                                                                                            Seán Ó Criomhthain
                                                                                                                                                            See an excerpt. Blasket Memories, edited by Pádraig Tyers, Mercier Press, 1998, ISBN 1 85635 230 7, published in Irish as Leoithne Aniar, 1982. These memories of the Blasket by the son of Tomás O'Crohan include a chapter about music and dance on the Island.
                                                                                                                                                              Tomás O'Crohan
                                                                                                                                                              See an excerpt. Island Cross-Talk, 1928, translated by Tim Enright 1986, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0 19 281909 7. Pages from an island diary.
                                                                                                                                                              See an excerpt. The Islandman, 1929, translated by Robin Flower 1937, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0 19 281233 5. The classic autobiography of a Blasket islander.
                                                                                                                                                                Liam O'Donnell
                                                                                                                                                                See an excerpt. The Days of the Servant Boy, Mercier Press, 1997, ISBN 1 85635 165 3. Farm life in the twenties and thirties with an enjoyable chapter on the Sunday night dance.
                                                                                                                                                                  John O'Donoghue
                                                                                                                                                                  See an excerpt. In a Quiet Land, B T Batsford Ltd, London, 1957. The Kerry childhood of a boy with a passion for music and dance.
                                                                                                                                                                    Bridget Horan O'Mahony
                                                                                                                                                                    Pagan Dances of Caherbarnagh, Educare Press, Seattle, Washington, 2001, ISBN 0 936944 28 7. The opening chapter reveals the excitement of a Sliabh Luachra dancing platform in their heyday.
                                                                                                                                                                      Conchúr Ó Siocháin
                                                                                                                                                                      See an excerpt. Seanchas Chléire, 1940, translated by Riobárd P Breatnach, The Man from Cape Clear, Mercier Press, 1975, ISBN 1 85635 014 2. A few paragraphs on the interaction between a piper and some young dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                        Seán Ó Súilleabháin
                                                                                                                                                                        See an excerpt. Irish Wake Amusements, Mercier Press, 1961, translated by the author in 1967, ISBN 1 85635 174 4.
                                                                                                                                                                          Tomsie O'Sullivan
                                                                                                                                                                          See an excerpt. The Dance Halls of Lahinch in the Past 100 Years, 1999 Ennistymon Parish Magazine, Old Ennistymon Society, 1998. Interesting details about old dance halls.
                                                                                                                                                                            Bridie Quinn-Conroy
                                                                                                                                                                            See an excerpt. Not a Word of a Lie, 1993. The excitement of a house dance enthusiastically described in one chapter.
                                                                                                                                                                              Enid Stark
                                                                                                                                                                              A Lady's Child, Faber and Faber, London, 1941. An autobiography with accounts of dancing classes and parties in large houses around Dublin before World War I.
                                                                                                                                                                                John Millington Synge
                                                                                                                                                                                See an excerpt. The Aran Islands, 1907. Playwright Synge's classic account of his trips to the islands includes the story of an evening on Inis Meain when he played his fiddle for some dancing.
                                                                                                                                                                                  William Makepeace Thackeray
                                                                                                                                                                                  See an excerpt. The Irish Sketch Book, Smith, Elder and Company, 1843. A disdainful comment about dancing at a fair in Kerry.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Lady C C Vyvyan
                                                                                                                                                                                    See an excerpt. On Timeless Shores, Peter Owen Ltd, London, 1957. Thoughtful and detailed description of a house dance on Aran.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Kate Douglas Wiggin
                                                                                                                                                                                      See an excerpt. Penelope's Irish Experiences, Gay and Bird, London, 1901. A children's novel with a detailed description of a Kerry crossroads dance.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Niall Williams and Christine Breen
                                                                                                                                                                                        O Come Ye Back to Ireland, Soho Press, New York, 1987, ISBN 0 939149 22 2. The first of four books by a Dubliner and his American wife about their life in Clare with brief mentions of music and dance including a visit to the Willie Clancy Summer School.
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Pipes Are Calling, Soho Press, New York, 1990, ISBN 0 939149 33 8. In a chapter of this volume the couple visit the Fleadh Nua in Ennis for a ceili.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Related dance traditions

                                                                                                                                                                                          These books about dancing in other countries have been recommended by readers of Set Dancing News.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Peter Ellis
                                                                                                                                                                                          Collector's Choice of Old Time, New Vogue and Modern Ballroom Dances in Australia, The Victorian Folk Music Club Incorporated, Melbourne. Three volumes of dances, music, and reminiscences from MCs, band leaders, musicians and dancers in Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Joan F and Thomas M Flett
                                                                                                                                                                                            Traditional Dancing in Lakeland, English Folk Dance and Song Society, London, 1979
                                                                                                                                                                                              Traditional Dancing in Scotland, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1964
                                                                                                                                                                                                Traditional Step-Dancing in Scotland, 1996, ISBN 1 898218 45 5. History, anecdotes, descriptions of Scottish step dances and an appendix on Cape Breton.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reg Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                  I Never Played to Many Posh Dances, Scan Tester, Sussex Musician, 1887-1972, Musical Traditions, 1990
                                                                                                                                                                                                    J A Hammerton, editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Society and Clubland, Educational Book Co Ltd. A selection of nineteenth century ballroom cartoons from Punch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Earl Leaf
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Isles of Rhythm, A S Barnes & Co, New York, 1948. Voyeuristic photographic account of Caribbean dancing, including quadrilles danced in Jamaica and Martinique.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Mammoth Book of How it Happened, Robinson, ISBN 1 85487 521 3. With an eyewitness story of a gunfight which erupted after a quadrille in Dodge City, Kansas, in 1868.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Colin Quigley
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Close to the Floor: Folk Dance in Newfoundland, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1985, ISBN 0 88901 099 4. A brief but detailed account traditional step and social dancing in Newfoundland. The author describes three sets including versions of the Plain and Lancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Philip J S Richardson
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Social Dances of the 19th Century, Herbert Jenkins, London, 1960. Interesting account of 19th century English ballroom dancing, including cotillions, quadrilles, waltzes and others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cecil Sharp and A P Oppé
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Dance (European Folk Dance), Halton and Truscott Smith, 1924
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Helen Wingrave and Robert Harrold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aspects of Folk Dance in Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Other interesting dance books

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  These books make no mention of set dancing but have interesting points of view on dancing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Craig Marcott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See an excerpt. Three Minutes of Intimacy—Dance Your Way to a Sensational Social Life, Sundance Publishing Inc, Patchogue, New York, 2000, ISBN 0 9678701 2 7. The title says it all—the book makes a strong case for dancing as the way to social success. An excellent chapter on modern etiquette.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carol Martin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dance Marathons, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, 1994, ISBN 0 87805 701 3. Dancing gone mad in Depression-era America.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      William H McNeill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keeping Together in Time—Dance and Drill in Human History, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995, ISBN 0 674 50229 9. "Extravagant expenditure of muscular energy in dance and song is the most fundamental of all human devices for consolidating community feeling, simply because it arouses a warm sense of togetherness, diminishing personal conflicts and facilitating cooperation." The author sees dance, or 'muscular bonding', as a fundamental force in human evolution, tracing it from our primate ancestors and primitive society, to religion, war and politics in more recent history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Set Dancing Recordings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good music makes for good dancing, and the choice of music for set dancing has never been better. Many recordings are usually available both on cassette and CD. Those available only on cassette are marked with a cassette symbol Available only on cassette. The Available only on LP symbol indicates that the recording is available only as a second hand LP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Music for dancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The recordings listed below include studio or live music arranged for dancing one or more sets or other Irish dances.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abbey Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bruach an tSuláin, Abbey Ceili Band, 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballyvourney Jig, Borlin, Caledonian, Corofin Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Béal a' Ghleanna, Abbey Ceili Band, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Connemara, Plain, Sliabh Luachra, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Barefield Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Between the Sets, Denis Liddy, 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Caledonian, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brian Ború Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        House Around, Brian Ború Ceili Band, 2003. A new band from Bray, Co Wicklow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Caledonian, Connemara, Tipperary Lancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Broken String
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mémoires Celts #1. The first and only recording for sets from France—difficult to obtain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clare Lancers, Hurry the Jug, Paris, Waltz Cotillion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michael Buckley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette Irish Dance Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sliabh Luachra, Stack of Barley, St Bernard Waltz, Highland Fling, Valeta Waltz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Willie Clancy and Michael Gorman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Irish Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1956, catalogue number F6819. The notes by Esther Brown included with this recording describe several Irish dances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Donegal Long Dance, Four-hand Reel, Gates of Derry, Rinnce Fada (slip jig)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michael Coleman, Leo Rowsome and others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Irish Popular Dances, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1951, catalogue number F6818. The pamphlet Notes on Irish Dance by Esther Brown describes the dances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bonfire Dance, Divided Dance (Rinnce Roinnce), Donegal Long Dance, Fairy Reel, Harvest-time Jig, Kerry Dance, Square Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Johnny Connolly, Eugene Kelly, Paddy Higgins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Popular Irish Céilí Dances, Cló Iar-Chonnachta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bridge of Athlone, Fairy Reel, Haymakers Jig, Johnny, Siege of Ennis, Shoe the Donkey, Stack of Barley, Sweets of May, Three Tunes, Two-hand Hornpipe, Two-hand Reel, Walls of Limerick, Waltz, Waves of Tory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Country Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette Country Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Matt Cunningham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 1, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barn Dance, Caledonian, Haymakers Jig, North Kerry, Siege of Ennis, South Galway Reel, Two-hand Reel, Two-hand Jig, Walls of Limerick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 2, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bridge of Athlone, Cashel, Fairy Reel, High-Cauled Cap, Mazurka, Schottische, Shoe the Donkey, Stack of Barley, Sweets of May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 3, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cavan Reel, Donegal, Plain, Schottische, Shoe the Donkey, Sliabh Luachra, Stack of Barley, Trip to the Cottage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 4, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Connemara, Labasheeda Reel, Paris, South Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 5, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aran, Auban, Clare Lancers, Derradda, Waltz selection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 6, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Black Valley Jig, Corofin Plain, Gay Gordons, Military Two-step, Monaghan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 7, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clare Orange and Green, Jenny Lind, Sliabh gCua, Waltz Cotillion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 8, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Melleray Lancers, Newport (twice, at normal speed and a beginners pace), Skibbereen, The Three Tunes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 9, Ainm Records, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballycommon, Caragh Lake Jig, Durrow Threshing, Fermanagh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 10, Ainm Records, 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fermanagh Quadrilles, Gillen, Glencree, Rosscahill, South Sligo Lancers, Valentia Right and Left
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 11, Ainm Records, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballyvourney Jig, Ballinascarty Half, Cork Reeks, Doire Cholmcille, Kildownet Half, Killyon, Williamstown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 12, Ainm Records, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Borlin Jenny, Glencorrib, Inis Meáin, Limerick Orange and Green, Mayo Lancers, Peeler and the Goat, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 13, Ainm Records, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aherlow, Ballycroy, Inis Oírr, Kilfenora, Loughgraney, Sweetheart Waltz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland Vol 14, Ainm Records, 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Armagh, Ballyduff, Claddagh, Tory Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland—15 Ceili Dances, Ainm Records, 2004. Twelve tracks of music, with some tracks serving for two or three dances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bridge of Athlone, Eight-Hand Jig, Fairy Reel, Harvest Time Jig, Haymakers Jig, High-Cauled Cap, Humours of Bandon, Priest and his Boots, St Patrick’s Day, Siege of Carrick, Siege of Ennis, Sweets of May, Three Tunes, Trip to the Cottage and Walls of Limerick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dance Music of Ireland—16 Two-Hand Dances, Ainm Records, 2004. Fifteen tracks, with one track doing double duty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barn Dance, Corn Reeks, Gay Gordons, Mazurka, Mil-i-tary Two-Step, Peeler and the Goat, Pride of Erin Waltz, St Bernard Waltz, Schottische, Shoe the Donkey, Stack of Barley, Sweetheart Waltz, Two-Hand Hornpipe, Two-Hand Jig, Two-Hand Reel, Valeta Waltz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette Dance Music of Ireland—Calling the Sets, Ainm Records, 1999, with calling by Sean Dempsey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Doire Cholmcille, Glencree, Mayo Lancers, South Sligo Lancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette Dance Music of Ireland—Calling the Sets No 2, Ainm Records, 2000, with calling by Sean Dempsey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballyvourney Jig, Mazurka, Paris, Skibbereen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt's music is a joy to dance to—it's full of life and the tunes magically change at the perfect moment in the set. He performs a great public service to dancers by making music available for the latest sets. His twelve volumes are now available in a single boxed collection.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Domhnall De Barra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on cassette Get Set—Go!, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ballyvourney Jig, Cashel, Clare Orange and Green, Connemara, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on cassette Munster Sets and Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Billy Donegan and Jambylia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sets and Waltzes, Kerry Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Caledonian, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fódhla Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beirt Éile 1, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann, 1979, difficult to obtain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Siege of Carrick, Sweets of May, Three Tunes, Waves of Tory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beirt Éile 2, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann, 1979, difficult to obtain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bridge of Athlone, Humours of Bandon, Trip to the Cottage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Music for Set Dancing. Timings by Tom Quinn. Matches the video Set Dancing Made Easy by Apollo Video.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cavan Reel, Derradda, Monaghan, Newmarket Meserts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gleann an Iolair Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Derry Boat, 1998. Available from Maeve Close or Big Plain Records.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Baile Bhúirne Jig, Cashel, Newport, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glenside Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Set Dance Music from the Glen, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cashel, Connemara, Corofin, Newport, waltzes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heather Breeze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Heather Breeze, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ballycastle (32 bars too long in third figure), Cashel, Connemara, Derradda, Newport, Williamstown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Music in the Glen, 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ballyduff, Claddagh, Inis Oírr, Kilfenora, Louisburgh, waltz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Waltz of the Bells, 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Boston Two-Step, Breakaway Blues, Brittania Two-Step, Gay Gordons, Gordon Two-Step, Military Two-Step, Mississippi Dip, Polly Glide, Pride of Erin Waltz, St Bernard’s Waltz, Schottische, Shoe the Donkey, Stack of Barley, Sweetheart Waltz, valeta Waltz, Waltz Country Dance and Waltz of the Bells
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          P J Hernon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on cassette Buail Cois Air, GTD Heritage Recording Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aran, Connemara, Mazurka, Plain, South Galway Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on cassette Buail Cois Eile Air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Corofin Plain, Frères Nantais, Newport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          May Keogh, Tommy Delaney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Buntús Rince, Gael-Linn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rince an Dara Céim, Gael-Linn, 1968
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rince an 3ú Céim, Gael-Linn, 1969
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • High-Cauled Cap, Humours of Bandon, St Patrick's Day, Sweets of May, Three Tunes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This three part series of recordings for step dancers includes figure dances in the third volume.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kilfenora Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Live in Lisdoonvarna, Dolphin Records, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Caledonian (polkas for the last figure)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Simon Knight with Phil Dawson, Vicki Mogridge, Pete Nicholson and Arthur Baxter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Playing for the Set, 2002. Memorial recording of Simon playing live in Finnegan's Wake, Bristol, England.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ballyvourney Jig, Cashel, Mazurka, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Donncha Lynch Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Set Dances of Cork and Kerry Vol 1, Yutaka Usui, 2002. Music by Donncha Lynch and his sons Donncha Jr, Aogán and Ronán.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ballyvourney Jig Set, Ballyvourney Reel Set, Borlin Jenny Reel Set, Hurry the Jug, Sliabh Luachra Set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tommy McCarthy, Eamon McGivney, Michael Tubridy and others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Available only on cassette Set Dances of Ireland Vol 1, Séadna. Also with Junior Crehan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Clare Orange and Green, Mazurka, Stack of Barley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Available only on cassette Set Dances of Ireland Vol 2, Séadna. Also with Denis MacMahon, Timmy O'Connor and Paudy Scully.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Newmarket Meserts, Plain Polka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Available only on cassette Set Dances of Ireland Vol 3, Séadna, 1994. Also with Denis McMahon, Timmy O'Connor and Paudy Scully.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Paris, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Available only on cassette Set Dances of Ireland Vol 4, Séadna, 1997. Also with Denis McMahon, Timmy O'Connor and Paudy Scully.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Clare Lancers, Set of Erin, Sliabh Luachra Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Set Dances of Ireland Vol 5, Séadna, 1998. Also with Brendan Begley, Denis McMahon, Timmy O'Connor, Johnny O'Leary and Paudy Scully.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Black Valley, Caledonian, South Kerry, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The music in this series of recordings is produced by Larry Lynch for the sets in his book, Set Dances of Ireland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The McElroy Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Available only on cassette Sets Ceili, Glens Music, 1997. Recorded at a ceili at the INF Hall, Hilltown, Co Down, with calling by Joe Farrell.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cashel, Connemara, High-Cauled Cap, Plain, Shoe the Donkey, Sliabh gCua, South Galway, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Available only on cassette Sets Ceili 2, Glens Music, 1999. Recorded in Kilcoo, Co Down. Called by Joe Farrell.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Clare Lancers, Labasheeda, Mazurka, Newport, Skibbereen, Waltz Cotillion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Padraig Moynihan, Siobhán O'Brien, Tim Kerins, Kieran Griffin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Available only on cassette Caiseal Rince: Step it Out, Sulan Tapes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Na Píobairí Uilleann (various musicians)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette Round the House, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1986. With Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Gerry Bevan, Steve Cooney, Frank Hogan, Mark Kelly, Séamus Meehan, Neillidh Mulligan and Paul O'Shaughnessy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clare Lancers, Plain, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette Mind the Dresser, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1986. With Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Gerry Bevan, Steve Cooney, Tom Dermody, Martin Dermody, Pádraig Mac Mathúna, Edel McWeeney, Conal Ó Gráda and Seán Ó Loingsigh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ballyvourney Reel, North Kerry, Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette Pay the Piper, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1987. With Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Gerry Bevan, Patsy Broderick, Ronan Browne, Tom Dermody, Frank Hogan, P J Howell, Mark Kelly, Edel McWeeney, Séamus Meehan, Tom O'Brien and Seán Ó Loingsigh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Caledonian, South Galway Reel, Monaghan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette Call the Tune, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1987. With Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Gerry Bevan, Ronan Browne, Steve Cooney, Frank Hogan, Kevin Glackin, Declan Masterson and Paul McGrattan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Auban, Ballyvourney Jig, Pipers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette Show the Lady, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1987. With Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Gerry Bevan, Michael Bonamy, Patsy Broderick, Steve Cooney, Maureen Fahy, Frank Hogan, Eugene Lambe and Michael Mellett.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Connemara, Jenny Lind, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette Face the Hob, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1987. With Kevin Glackin, Madonna Heron, Frank Hogan, Declan Masterson, Paul McGrattan, Dermot McLaughlin, Séamus Meehan, Seán Ó Loingsigh and Sean Potts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cashel, Clare Orange and Green, Mazurka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      These six tapes are classics not just of set dancing, but of Irish traditional music. Highly recommended to dancers and to music lovers. Musicians take note—full music for every tune on the six tapes is available in two books, Music for the Sets—The Yellow Book and Music for the Sets—The Blue Book, from Dave Mallinson Publications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sean Norman Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mighty Set Night, Sean Norman, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Durrow Threshing, Inis Oírr, Killyon, Williamstown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      O'Aces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ón Oíche go Maidin, Outlet Recording Company, 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ballyvourney Jig, Connemara, Derradda, Fermanagh, Newport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brian Ó Broin, Damaris Woods, Jim Woods, Ciarán Ó Muirí, Máirtín Ó Muirí, Odhrán Ó Casaide, Simon Ó Cróinín, Colm Dubh Ó Méalóid, Gerry Tully, Declan Flynn and Eoin Ó Meachair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ceol don Chéilí, Brian Ó Broin, 2002, double CD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bridge of Athlone, Fairy Reel, Harvest Time Jig, Haymakers Jig, Rakes of Mallow, Shoe the Donkey, Siege of Ennis (2 versions), Stack of Barley, Sweets of May, Three Tunes, Two-hand Hornpipe, Two-hand Reel, Walls of Limerick (2), Waves of Tory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Neily O'Connor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Goodbye Johnny Dear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Johnny O'Leary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Music for the Set, Ossian Publications, 1989
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra, Craft Recordings, 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sliabh Luachra, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Public House Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Go Figure, Public House Ceili Band, 2001. The first recording of sets from America.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Caledonian, Connemara, Plain, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sean Quinn, Seamus McCullough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Popular Ceili Dances, Vol 1, Glens Music, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harvest-time Jig, Haymakers Jig, Humours of Bandon, Siege of Carrick, Siege of Ennis, Sweets of May, Three Tunes, Trip to the Cottage, Walls of Limerick, Waves of Tory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Johnny Reidy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      At Home in Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Caledonian, Plain, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Irish Ceili and Full Polka Sets, 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Full Polka Set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Johnny Reidy Band, 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Caledonian, Connemara, Sliabh Luachra, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Polka Set and Jig Set, Volume 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jenny Ling, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tim Joe and Anne O'Riordan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Tim Joe O'Riordan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Peeler and the Goat, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette The Reel Thing, 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Plain, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      St Malachy's Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Dance the Set Vol 1. Called over the music by Sean Dempsey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cashel, Connemara, Mazurka, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Dance the Set Vol 2, 1993. Available with and without calling by Sean Dempsey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Borlin, Monaghan, Newmarket Meserts, Portmagee Meserts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michael Sexton Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michael Sexton Ceili Band, Michael Sexton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Caledonian, Connemara, Newport, Plain (8 bars too many in the 3rd figure)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mad to Dance, Michael Sexton, 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cashel, Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Labasheeda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Micheál Sexton and Pat Walsh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live, Micheál Sexton and Pat Walsh, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Caledonian, Cashel, Kilfenora, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shaskeen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live, Faoilean Recordings, 1992
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aran, Caledonian, Connemara, South Galway Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live Vol 2, Faoilean Recordings, 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Corofin Plain, Newport, North Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live Vol 3, Faoilean Recordings, 1994
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Clare Lancers (missing 3rd figure on CD), Derrada, Frères Nantais, Two-hand Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live Vol 4, Faoilean Recordings, 1997. Recorded at McCarthy's, Kilbeacanty, Gort, Co Galway and dedicated to Connie Ryan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cashel, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Plain, Shoe the Donkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Show the Lady
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette House at Home Volume 1, Simon Knight, 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Plain, Valentia Right and Left
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette House at Home Volume 2, Simon Knight, 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Caragh Lake Jig, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pat Sullivan, Vince Milne, Brid Cranitch and Timmy McCarthy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Call the Set, Cork Folk Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ballyvourney Reel, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Call the Set— 2, Cork Folk Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ballyvourney Jig, Borlin, Jenny Lind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Call the Set— 3, Cork Folk Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ardgroom, Mealagh Valley, Televara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        These tapes have lively calling by Timmy McCarthy on side one and music without calling on side two.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swallow's Tail Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In Full Flight, Swallow's Tail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cashel, Clare Lancers, Connemara, Corofin Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Matty Teehan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette Trip to Sliabh Arda, Muintir Chorcaí
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cashel—Matty plays enough music to dance the second figure twice like they do in Tipperary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Templehouse Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette Music for Sets Volume 1, Templehouse Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clare Lancers, Labasheeda Reel, Limerick Orange and Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Music for Sets Volume 2, Templehouse Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Paris, Plain, South Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tipsy House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sets in the City, Tipsy House, 2003. Sets from the Plough and Stars Pub in San Francisco.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Corofin Plain, Plain, West Kerry, waltz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Triskell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faoi Do Chois, Pádraig and Róisín McEneany, 2005. A package consisting of an instructional DVD, a music CD and a book of instructions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Connemara, Durrow Threshing, Fermanagh, South Sligo Lancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michael Tubridy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette A Selection of Irish Traditional Step Dances, Brooks Academy, 1998. A tape for the book of step dances. The dances are played twice—on side 1 at a beginners pace with calling by Celine Tubridy, and on side 2 without calling at a normal pace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Job of Journeywork, Priest and His Boots, St Patrick's Day, and six others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Uí Bhríain, John and Martina Breen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette The Sets, John and Martina Breen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Black Valley Jig, Clare Lancers, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        various musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Irish Popular Dances, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1951, catalogue number FP818. Dances for this recording are described in Notes on Irish Dance by Esther Brown. Still available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bonfire Dance, Divided Dance (Rinnce Roinnce), Donegal Long Dance, Fairy Reel, Harvest-time Jig, Kerry Dance, Square Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 1, Ossian Publications. With the Fódhla Ceili Band, Connie Ryan, Betty McCoy and the Slievenamon Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballyvourney Reel, Connemara, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 2, Ossian Publications. With the Fódhla Ceili Band, Connie Ryan, Betty McCoy and the Slievenamon Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Melleray Lancers, Skibbereen, South Galway Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 3, Ossian Publications. With the Fódhla Ceili Band, Connie Ryan, Betty McCoy and the Slievenamon Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aran, Cashel, Mazurka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 4, Ossian Publications. With the Kincora Ceili Band, Frances McKenna, Pa O'Brien and the Brian Boru Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballingeary Jig, Ballycommon, Frères Nantais
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 5, Ossian Publications. With the Donncha Lynch Trio, Timmy McCarthy, Rhona McCarthy and the County Bounds Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ardgroom, Kenmare, Set of Erin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 6, Ossian Publications. With the Donncha Lynch Trio, Timmy McCarthy, Rhona McCarthy and the County Bounds Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Borlin, Mealagh Valley, Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 7, Ossian Publications. With the Donncha Lynch Trio, Timmy McCarthy, Rhona McCarthy and the County Bounds Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballyvourney Jig, Sliabh Luachra, Televara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 8, Ossian Publications. With Brendan Begley and friends, Brooks Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • North Kerry, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 9, Ossian Publications. With Brendan Begley and friends, Brooks Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Corofin Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Set, Ossian Publications, 2002. Music by Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Paul O'Shaughnessy, Donncha Lynch and others. A four-CD collection of reissued recordings from the Call the Set and Magic of Irish Set Dancing series. Includes complete notes for the dances by William Hammond. Some of the sets are called by Timmy McCarthy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ardgroom, Ballyvourney Jig, Ballyvourney Reel, Borlin, Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Corofin Plain, Jenny Lind, Kenmare Polka, Mealagh Valley, North Kerry, Set of Erin, Sliabh Luachra, Televara, Victoria Jig, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Danny Webster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ceile Time in Ireland, Danny Webster, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ballyduff, Ballyvourney Jig, Cashel, Connemara, Newport, waltz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Live recordings of dancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          These albums include live recordings of set dancing which are not arranged for dancing. Figures may be missing, in the wrong order or faded out before finishing. However, they make good listening. Sean nós dancing is also included in some recordings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ballinakill Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on LP Favourite Irish Dances, EMI, London, 1959. Recorded live at the Irish Club, Parnell Square, Dublin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Barefield Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flowers of the Burren, Denis Liddy, 2001. Margaret Brohan dances sean nós steps in the last track.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Séamus Begley, Steve Cooney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Meiteal, Hummingbird Records, Dublin, 1992. Includes a live track of the West Kerry set and others which are suitable for dancing it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Billy Clifford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Irish Traditional Flute Solos and Band Music from Kerry and Tipperary, Topic Records, London, 1977. Includes the hornpipe from the Cashel Set.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Four Courts Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Available only on cassette The Four Courts and Friends, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bobby Gardiner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Clare Shout. With several tracks of set and step dancing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Noel Hill and Tony McMahon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I gCnoc na Graí, Gael-Linn, 1985. Fabulous Clare dancing by Aidan Vaughan and others can be heard in this inspirational recording made in Dan O'Connell's Pub, Knocknagree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Music of Dreams, Gael-Linn, 1993. A second album featuring more dancing by Aidan Vaughan, with Willie Keane and Paddy Neylon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Lahawns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Live at Winkle's, The Lahawns, 1997. Live recording of very danceable music from Co Clare.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Live at Lena's, The Lahawns, 2001. With a brush dance by Margaret Brohan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Isao and Masako Moriyasu (Paddy and Bridget)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paddy and Bridget and Their Great Friends, Custy's Music Shop, 2000. Two Japanese musicians and their friends from Clare and elsewhere, with dancing by Aidan Vaughan and Celine and Michael Tubridy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paddy and Bridget and Their Great Friends 2, Custy's Music Shop, 2001. More of the same including a half set.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond, Celtic Crossings, 1996. With a hornpipe from Patrick O'Dea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                various musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ceili House on the Road '93, Radio Telefís Éireann, 1993. A great collection of pieces by ceili bands featured on RTÉ's Ceili House radio program. Lively music and enthusiastic audiences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kieran Hanrahan's Ten Years of Céilí House, Radio Telefís Éireann, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mighty Session!, Oifig an Cheoil, 1995. Dancing in the street on the cover and one live track inside.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Music at Matt Malloy's, Realworld, 1992. Nice session music with one track of dancing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Rushy Mountain, Globestyle Records, 1997. A compilation of Sliabh Luachra music from a series of LPs issued by Topic Records in the 1970s including one track of live dancing with nearly three figures of the Sliabh Luachra set.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Sanctuary Sessions, 1994. More session music with a track of dancing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Available only on cassette Traditional Music from Clare and Kerry, Radio Telefís Éireann, 1987. Two collections of music, one tape from Clare, one from Kerry, recorded and introduced by Ciarán Mac Mathúna. There's a track of dancing on each, with the Mullagh set in Philadelphia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ceili bands and musicians

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This music is by ceili bands and musicians who regularly play for set dancing, but is not arranged for set dancing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ardellis Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              40 Years, 1957-1997, Chart Records, 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Assaroe Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Available only on LP Mary McGonigle and the Assaroe Ceili Band, Waltons, Dublin. With vocalist Mary McGonigle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Barefield Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Iolar, Denis Liddy, 1999. An award winning band of children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bofield Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100 Years a Growing, Hummingbird Records, 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bohola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bohola, Shanachie Records, 2002. First recording by the Chicago trio who regularly play for ceilis.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bridge Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sparks on Flags, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Castleblaney Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on cassette Ceili Time in Ireland, Sharpe Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coleman Country Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coleman Country Ceili Band, GTD Heritage Recording, 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Johnny Connolly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              An tOileán Aerach, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1993. Also with Charlie Lennon and Steve Cooney.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Drioball na Fáinleoige, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1998. Also with Charlie Lennon and Steve Cooney.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coolin Ceili Band, Kilfenora, Co Clare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Morning Star, 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Humours of Clare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dave Culligan (Michael Sexton Ceili Band)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Snowbound for Christmas, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom Cussen (Shaskeen) and Tony Howley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There's always room in our house, 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt Cunningham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Green Hills of Erin, Ainm Records, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Memories of Ireland, Ainm Records, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              West of the Old River Shannon, Ainm Records, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Spirit of Ireland, Ainm Records, 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Every Story Told, Ainm Records, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nigel Davey of the Davey Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette The Accordion Sounds of Nigel Davey, 1989
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brí, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malachy Doris Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on LP Irish Night Out, Major Minor Records, London, 1970. With Peter Sherry on fiddle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chris Droney of the Four Courts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Down From Bell Harbour, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Fertile Rock, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Irish Dance Music, Rego Irish Records, 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Emerald Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Available only on cassette Ceili House, Emerald Ceili Band, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Available only on cassette Emerald Ceili Band and Friends, Emerald Ceili Band, 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clear the Dresser and Take the Floor, Emerald Ceili Band, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ennis Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ennis Ceili Band, Ennis Ceili Band, 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Esker Riada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Come West Along the Road, Esker Riada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Four Courts Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on cassette Traditional Irish Music from County Clare, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on cassette Traditional Irish Music and Song from Co Clare Vol 2, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ceol ón Scioból, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pat Friel, Maria McHugh and Liam Grealis from Heather Breeze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Humours of Westport, Pat Friel, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Patty Furlong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion, Patty Furlong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gallowglass Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Irish Dance Time, Pickwick Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fred Hanna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Irish Ceili, Outlet Recording Company, 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Irish Party Favourites, Outlet Recording Company, 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jackie Hearst Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on LP Gerry Burns and the Jackie Hearst Ceili Band, Waltons, Dublin. With vocalist Gerry Burns.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          P J Hernon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on cassette First House in Connaught, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Available only on cassette The Floating Crowbar, GTD Heritage Recording. With Marcus Hernon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              P J Hernon, Gael-Linn, 1978. With Marcus Hernon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Béal a'Murlaigh, Gael-Linn, 1989. With Marcus Hernon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Inis Fail Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Available only on cassette A Taste of Ireland, 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Innisfree Breeze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette Living in London, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richie Kelly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      King of Ceili, Chart Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Let's Have a Ceili, Chart Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kilfenora Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Best of Irish Music, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reels, Jigs, Polkas, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kilfenora Ceili Band, GTD Heritage Recording, 1995. The first recording by the young Kilfenora band.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Set on Stone, Dolphin Records, 1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leitrim Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Available only on LP It's Irish Dance Time, Dublin Records, New York, circa 1960. Joe Burke leads the band on box.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Murray Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Available only on cassette The Bucks of Oranmore, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sean Norman Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette Mighty Ceili Night, Sean Norman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ship in Full Sail, Sean Norman, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Johnny O'Leary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          An Calmfhear/The Trooper, Gael-Linn, 1989
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orchard County Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ceili Music from Ireland, Irish Record and Video Supplies. A band from Keady, Co Armagh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Owenmore Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Owenmore Ceili Band, Pickwick Records, 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pride of Erin Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Available only on LP Harvest Time in Ireland, Outlet Recording Company, 1979
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Donal Ring Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  40 Years of Jigs and Reels, 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rolling Notes Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Rolling Notes Ceili Band, Gilles Poutoux, 2004. A ceili band based in Paris modelling themselves after the old Ballinakill Ceili Band.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      St Fachnan's Ceili Band, Kilfenora, Co Clare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on cassette St Fachnan's Ceili Band, GTD Heritage Recording, 1985
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michael Sexton, P J Murrihy, Dave Culligan and Micheál Sexton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Taste of Traditional Irish Music and Song, GTD Heritage Recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shaskeen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Atlantic Breeze, Faoilean Recordings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Irish Traditional Music and Song, Outlet Recording Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My Love is in America, Faoilean Recordings, 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Mouse Behind the Dresser, Faoilean Recordings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sliabh Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sliabh Notes, Ossian Publications, 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gleanntán, Ossian Publications, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Along Blackwater's Banks, Ossian Publications, 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Swallow's Tail Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hell for Leather, Sound Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Táin Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Táin Ceili Band, 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tulla Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on LP Echoes of Erin, Dublin Record Company, New York, 1958
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Available only on LP Claddagh Ring, EMI Ireland Ltd, Dublin, 1970
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Available only on LP Ireland Green, EMI Ireland Ltd, Dublin, 1972
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Available only on LP Sweetheart in the Spring, EMI Ireland Ltd, Dublin, 1973
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                40th Anniversary, GTD Heritage Recording, 1986
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Celebration of 50 Years, Green Linnet, 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Tubridy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Eagle's Whistle, Claddagh Records, Dublin, 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Turloughmore Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Bee's Wing, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        various musicians and bands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Available only on LP Ceili Time in Ireland, Triad Sound Laboratories, New York. With the Ardellis Ceili Band, Emerald Ceili Band and McCusker Brothers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Championship Irish Ceili, Delta Music, 2003. With the Dublin and Raheny ceili bands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Crossroads Ceili, Chart Records. With Brendan Begley, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor, Seamus Glackin and Michael O'Brien.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Classic Ceili Bands, Castle Communications, 1994. With the Ballinamore Ceili Band, Brophy Brothers Ceili Band, Eamonn Ceannt Ceili Band, and Sean Dunphy Ceili Band.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glenside and Kilfenora Ceili Bands, Castle Communications, 1967—Glenside, 1974—Kilfenora. A commonly available compilation of the old bands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Great Ceili Bands Volume 1, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. A collection of old 78rpm records including the Aughrim Slopes, Ballinakill, Garda, Kincora, Moate, Austin Stack and Tara Ceili Bands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Irish Dance Music, Topic Records, 1995. A stunning collection of old recordings with informative notes by Reg Hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available only on LP Irish Music: The Living Tradition Vol. II, Green Linnett, 1980. The Tara Ceili Band and the Garrai Eoin II Ceili Band, two bands of children from New York including 13 year old Eileen Ivers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Past Masters of Irish Dance Music, Topic Records, 2000. A companion volume to Reg Hall's Irish Dance Music.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reunion Concert, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann, 2001. Live recording of a concert with fifteen All-Ireland winning ceili bands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Round the House and Mind the Dresser, Topic Records. A collection of old records and live recordings from the sixties and seventies, concentrating on polkas, slides, flings, hornpipes, the mazurka, waltzes and barndances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Take the Floor, Ceol Music. With the Brophy Brothers Ceili Band, Eamonn Ceannt Ceili Band, Kearney Ceili Band and Noel Touhy Radio Ceili Band.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Very Best Irish Ceili Music, Outlet Recording Company. Two-CD compilation with Shaskeen, the Malachy Doris Ceili Band and Pride of Erin Ceili Band.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Very Best of Ceili, Ceol Music. Three-CD compilation with the Ballinamere, Blarney, Brophy Brothers, Dungarvan, Sean Dunphy, Inisfail, Liam Ivory, Kearney, Brendan Mulhaire, St Brendan's, St Peter's and Noel Touhy ceili bands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waterford Comhaltas Ceili Band and others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Irish Traditional Entertainment from Waterford City, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John Whelan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Celtic Fire, Narada Productions, 2001
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Come to Dance, Narada Productions, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Celtic Reflections, Narada Productions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celtic Crossroads, Narada Productions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Flirting with the Edge, Narada Productions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Set Dancing Videos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The following videos show set and ceili dances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Matt Cunningham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Come to the Ceili, Ainm Records, 1993. Recorded at Cois na hAbhna, Ennis, Co Clare, and at the Great Southern Hotel, Galway City.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Come to the Ceili Mór, Ainm Records, 2003. Beautifully recorded at the Irish National Event Centre, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry, during the Gathering Festival.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ballyvourney Jig, Caledonian, Corofin Plain, Kilfenora, Newport, Sliabh Luachra, plus waltzes, sean nós steps and a demonstration of the Roscommon Lancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Irish Set Dancing Made Easy Volume 1, Ainm Records, 2005. A series of instructional videos featuring Pat Murphy, Tony Ryan, Aidan Vaughan, Pádraig and Róisín McEneany and other teachers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Claddagh, Clare Orange and Green, Sliabh Luachra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Irish Set Dancing Made Easy Volume 2, Ainm Records, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aran, Ballycroy, Caledonian, Fermanagh Quadrilles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Irish Set Dancing Made Easy Volume 3, Ainm Records, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Clare Lancers, Monaghan, South Galway, Williamstown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Thresher and the Dance, Ainm Records. A day in the fields harvesting and threshing corn followed by the threshing dance featuring Connie Ryan and the Durrow set dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Durrow Threshing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John Fennell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hell for Leather, John Fennell, 2004-2005. The set dancing extravaganza performed by 160 or more west Clare kids has been released on video at least three times, most recently as a two-DVD set.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fódhla Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ceili at the Castle, Apollo Video. With dancing by Tom and Áine Quinn and the champion Kells Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cavan Reel, Two-hand Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Fódhla Ceili Band Play Music for Set Dancing, Apollo Video
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cavan Reel, Derradda, Monaghan, Newmarket Meserts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Set Dancing Made Easy, Apollo Video. Dances taught by Tom Quinn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cavan Reel, Derradda, Monaghan, Newmarket Meserts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Four Courts Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Four Courts Ceili Band, Michael O'Sullivan, 2005. A tribute to Chris Droney, George Byrt and Seán Jordan of the Four Courts filmed as it happened in Vaughan's Barn, Kilfenora, Co Clare.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Olive Hurley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ceili Dancing Step by Step Volume 1, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bridge of Athlone, Duke Reel, Eight-hand Jig, Fairy Reel, Haymakers Jig, St Patrick's Day, Walls of Limerick, Waves of Tory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ceili Dancing Step by Step Volume 2, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Four-hand Reel, Gates of Derry, Lannigans Ball, Morris Reel, Rakes of Mallow, Siege of Carrick, Siege of Ennis, Sweets of May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ceili Dancing Step by Step Volume 3, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • An Rince Mor, Eight-hand Reel, Harvest Time Jig, Humours of Bandon, Rince Fada, Sixteen-hand Reel, Trip to the Cottage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ceili Dancing Step by Step Volume 4, Ainm Records
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Antrim Reel, Bonfire Dance, Cross Reel, Glencar Reel, Haste to the Wedding, High-Cauled Cap, Three Tunes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Irish Rambling House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Irish Rambling House at Stonehall, Co Limerick, Irish Rambling House Recordings, 2001. A Limerick performance group of thirty traditional musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cashel, Sliabh gCua (a figure of each)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Iveragh Set Dancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Iveragh Set Dancers Present Their Local Sets, C R Videos, 2000. With music by Gerard O'Donoghue and Micheál Gleeson. The Iveragh Set was specially composed for the Millennium.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Iveragh, Portmagee Jig, South Kerry, Valentia Right and Left
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eamon Kelly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stories from Ireland, Gandon Video, 1987. With set dancing to music by Tony McMahon, Kevin Glackin and Paul McGrattan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jim Lynn Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Come to the Céilí, Irish Record and Video Supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cross of Arboe, Duke Reel, Eight-hand Jig, Eight-hand Reel, Gates of Derry, Harvest-time Jig, Morris Reel, Sweets of May, Three Tunes, Walls of Limerick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pádraig and Róisín McEneany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Faoi Do Chois, Pádraig and Róisín McEneany, 2005. A package consisting of an instructional DVD, a music CD and a book of instructions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Connemara, Durrow Threshing, Fermanagh, South Sligo Lancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maldon Meehan and Ronan Regan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dance Sean-Nós, Maldon Meehan and Rónan Regan, 2005. Simple and effective sean nós instruction by two young dancers with the music of Johnny O'Halloran on box.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mick Mulkerrin and Mairéad Casey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Buail cois ar!, Mick Mulkerrin and Mairéad Casey, 2005. A DVD of sean nós dancing instruction with music by Jimmy Noctor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steps for Sets, Mick Mulkerrin, 1998. This video teaches several battering steps from Mick's repertoire, including reels for the Caledonian, Connemara and Cavan Reel sets, polkas, jigs and hornpipes. Mick comes across on screen just as he does in person, relaxed and easy to follow. Mairéad Casey demonstrates the lady's steps. Chris Droney and Joe Rynne on concertina and fiddle accompany the instruction. Jimmy Noctor on box plays for a display of sean nós dancing by Mick. The tape concludes with the full Caledonian set danced in Vaughan's Barn, Kilfenora, Co Clare, by Mick, Mairéad and locals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Caledonian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pat Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Céilí Cois Cuain Volume 1, Pat Murphy, 2007. Four sets demonstrated and danced to music by Heather Breezenew!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cashel Set, Claddagh Set, Derradda Set, Kilfenora Set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Pride of Erin, Pat Murphy, 2005. An instructional DVD of two-hand dances with music by Heather Breeze. Each dance is demonstrated by a single couple and then danced by several couples.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Achill Schottische, Back-to-back Hornpipe, Breakaway Blues, Brittania Two-step (2), Canadian Barn Dance, Circle Waltz, Eva Three-step, Gay Gordons, Johnny, Military Two-step, Mississippi Dip, Peeler and the Goat, Pride of Erin Waltz (2), St Bernard Waltz, Shoe the Donkey, Southern Rose Waltz, Stack of Barley (2), Sweetheart Waltz, Two-hand Jig, Two-hand Reel, Waltz Country Dance, Waltz of the Bells, White Heather Foxtrot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Benny O'Carroll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dance It Yourself!, Benny O'Carroll, 2005. A music CD with a bonus DVD featuring an hour's workshop with Timmy McCarthy, who puts a set of beginning dancers through their paces. Commentary tracks are available in five languages to provide additional information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ballyvourney Reel, Doirinn Álainn Jig, Fling, Peeler and the Goat, Shoe the Donkey, Two-hand Hornpipe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joe O'Donovan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Old Style Traditional Step Dancing, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann—Coiste Co Chorcaí, 1996. The grand master of set dancing has put everything he knows about solo dancing into this three hour video. Joe details the steps and shows many unusual dances. Contact Joe to obtain a copy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Donncha Ó Muíneacháin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beirt Eile—A video of two hand dances, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann, 2004.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Peeler and the Goat, Scottische, Shoe the Donkey, Siamsa Beirte, Stack of Barley (3 versions), Three-hand Highland, Two-hand Jig, Two-hand Highland (2), Two-hand Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Owenabue Valley Traditional Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ceol na Carraige, Barry Cogan, 2004. A promotional DVD for a folk group based in Carrigaline, Co Cork.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shaskeen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Best Ever Irish Pub Session, Outlet Recording Company, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Templehouse Ceili Band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                An Irish Hooley, Dreoilín Productions. With Donncha Ó Muíneacháin and dancers from Clare.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  various musicians and dancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All Set, Mary Fox. Three sets danced in an Orange hall in Co Down are compared to the three corresponding Clare sets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Caledonian, Clare Lancers, Down Caledonian, Down Lancers, Down Quadrilles, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Céilí Time in Ireland, Lunar Video
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sliabh Luachra, Plain, Walls of Limerick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Come West Along the Road, Radio Telefís Éireann, 1994. Archive videos of traditional music, song and dance opening with an amazing performance by the Mullagh Set.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Come West Along the Road, Radio Telefís Éireann, 2005. More RTÉ video archive material including dancing by young Donncha Ó Muíneacháin, a figure of the Jenny Ling danced by Dan O'Connell and other dancers from Knocknagree, Co Cork, and a Caledonian by Clare dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Doolin Set Dancing, Brooks Video, 1988. Figures of the Caledonian and North Clare sets, danced in an annual competition in a pub in Doolin, Co Clare.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Doolin Set Dancing, Brooks Video, 1989
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Doolin Set Dancing, Brooks Video, 1990
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Fair of Ennistymon, Brooks Video. Featuring a children's set dance competition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A Feast of Irish Set Dances, Oilean Productions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • North Kerry, Sliabh Luachra, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ireland's Most Popular Ceili Bands, Apollo Video. With the Ardellis, Malachy Doris, Fódhla, Gallowglass, Richie Kelly, Sean Norman, Dermot O'Brien, Siamsa, Templehouse Ceili Bands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 1, Ossian Publications. With the Fódhla Ceili Band, Connie Ryan, Betty McCoy and the Slievenamon Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ballyvourney Reel, Connemara, Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 2, Ossian Publications. With the Fódhla Ceili Band, Connie Ryan, Betty McCoy and the Slievenamon Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Melleray Lancers, Skibbereen, South Galway Reel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 3, Ossian Publications. With the Fódhla Ceili Band, Connie Ryan, Betty McCoy and the Slievenamon Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aran, Cashel, Mazurka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 4, Ossian Publications. With the Kincora Ceili Band, Frances McKenna, Pa O'Brien and the Brian Boru Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ballingeary Jig, Ballycommon, Frères Nantais
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 5, Ossian Publications. With the Donncha Lynch Trio, Timmy McCarthy, Rhona McCarthy and the County Bounds Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ardgroom, Kenmare, Set of Erin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 6, Ossian Publications. With the Donncha Lynch Trio, Timmy McCarthy, Rhona McCarthy and the County Bounds Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Borlin, Mealagh Valley, Victoria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 7, Ossian Publications. With the Donncha Lynch Trio, Timmy McCarthy, Rhona McCarthy and the County Bounds Set Dancers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ballyvourney Jig, Sliabh Luachra, Televara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 8, Ossian Publications. With Brendan Begley and friends, Brooks Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • North Kerry, Waltz Cotillion, West Kerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Magic of Irish Set Dancing 9, Ossian Publications. With Brendan Begley and friends, Brooks Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Clare Lancers, Clare Orange and Green, Corofin Plain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Music of Dreams, Radio Telefís Éireann, 1993. Another Pure Drop programme with Aidan Vaughan, Paddy Neylon and Willie Keane dancing sets and Noel Hill and Tony McMahon providing the music.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  100 Years of Irish Dancing, Apollo Video, 1997. Dancers include Tom and Áine Quinn and the Carrickcruppin Dancers; and musicians include the Fódhla, Gallowglass, Sean Norman and Siamsa ceili bands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Pure Drop Set Dancing, Radio Telefís Éireann, 1990. Two programmes from the traditional music television series. Includes conversations with Aidan Vaughan, Martin Bolger, Ray McBride and others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ballyvourney Jig, North Kerry, Plain, Roscommon Lancers (three or four figures of each)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Songs and Music from an Irish Cottage, Irish Record and Video Supplies. Waltzes and two hand dances.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take the Floor, Apollo Video. With Sean Norman and the Templehouse Ceili Band.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alternative Names of Set Dances

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For consistency, most sets mentioned on this page are named as in Pat Murphy's Toss the Feathers (where possible). The following sets are known by other names.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Auban Ginny Ling, Jenny Lind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ballyvourney Jig Baile Bhúirne Jig, Baile Mhúirne Jig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ballyvourney Reel Baile Bhúirne Reel, Cuil Aodha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ballingeary Jig Béal Áth nGhaoraidh Jig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cashel Castle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Connemara Jig Foraer a Neaintin (said to be the definitive spelling), Frères Nantes, Frères Nantais
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jenny Lind Jenny Ling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kilkenny Lancers Slate Quarry Lancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mazurka Meserks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Melleray Lancers Waterford Lancers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      South Kerry Uibh Rathach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Televara Taille Mhara Jig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Victoria Victora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West Kerry Corca Dhuibhne

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