Dance Music of Ireland Volume 1 - Matt Cunningham


Dance Music of Ireland Volume 1 - Matt Cunningham

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Dance Music of Ireland - Volume 1 - ARCD011

If its Irish Set Dancing Music or Traditional Music you like the best in Ireland must be Matt Cunningham. It was Joe O'Donovan, a renowned dancing instructor, who described Matt as a pioneer in the recording of appropriate Music for set dancing. His balance of bright and lively music with the right amount of lift is essential for the dancer and is one of the reasons for his huge popularity. It was another well-known instructor who said Matt Cunningham’s Dance Music of Ireland Volume 1 - 14 is the Complete Dance Music of Ireland Collection. 

This is Volume 1 of a twelve-volume selection from Matt Cunningham who is an international musician. Matt has to date recorded music for over 50 sets as well as numerous ceilí, figure and two-hand dances. This CD like the others is specially designed for those who wish to learn set dancing, as each set is introduced and played to its proper length and tempo. It is also the best in traditional Irish music for the keen listener.

DANCE MUSIC OF IRELAND Vol. 1

Track List:

  1. The Walls Of Limerick:Reels
  2. The Siege Of Ennis: Jigs 
  3. The Kerry Set  1st Figure - Polkas, 2nd Figure - Polkas, 3rd Figure - Slides, 4th Figure - Polkas, 5th Figure - Hornpipes  
  4. The Haymaker’s Jig  
  5. Barn Dance: Hornpipes           
  6. The Galway Set 1st Figure - Reels, 2nd Figure - Reels, 3rd Figure - Reels,  4th Figure - Jigs, 5th Figure - Reels, 
  7. Two Hand Reels 
  8. Two Hand Jigs 
  9. The Caledonian Set  1st Figure - Reels, 2nd Figure - Reels, 3rd Figure - Reels, 4th Figure - Jigs, 5th Figure - Reels, 6th Figure - Hornpipes

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