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What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By MammaPeach
On Tue Jun 12, 2012 05:22 AM

I am just curious what traditional set dances every one knows. My organisation the CIDA has 13 traditional set dances. The main 8 and 5 others and I am wondering how many people know. Our 13 set dances are :-

St. Patricks Day
The Blackbird
The Job of Journeywork
The 3 Sea Captains
The Garden of Dasies
The Jockey to the Fair
The King of the Faries
The White Blanket
Hurling Boys
Humours of Bandon
The Hunt
The Blue Eyed Rascal
The Storyteller

And of these 13 I know 7 of them.

St. Patricks Day
The Blackbird
The Job of Journeywork
The Jockey to the Fair
Hurling Boys
The Blue Eyed Rascal
The Storyteller

12 Replies to What Traditional Set Dances do you know?

re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By ep_dance
On Tue Jun 12, 2012 06:48 AM
well, taking your question in "what traditional dances does your organisation use" and not "which ones are you able to dance" (which would be a way shorter list;) I can say that
An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha (AnCom) mostly uses the following traditinal sets for competitions :
- St. Patricks Day
- Blackbird
- Job of Journeywork
- Garden of Daisies
- Jockey to the Fair
- King of the Fairies

Correct me if I am wrong ;)
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By Kerry522
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:18 AM
St Patricks Day, Job of Journey work, Blackbird so far! And have started learning King of the Fairies
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By mariarogan
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:40 PM
st patricks day
blackbird
3 sea captains
job of journey work
garden of daises
king of the faries
jockey to the fair
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By boleyngrrl
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 01:12 PM
^I think that's the whole list for CLRG, but I could be wrong. I thought there were 8 but I can't remember the 8th for the life of me so there might only be 7. :)

Of those, I know Blackbird, St. Patrick's Day, Job, and King.
I know parts of Garden and Jockey, but not much of them.
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By QueenOf_TheDancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 01:54 PM
I know
St. Pats
Blackbird
Job of Journeywork (my favorite)
A little of Garden of Daisies

Not a very impressive list, I want to learn the rest this summer!
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By ReachForTheMoon
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 02:36 PM
I'm with CLRG, and I know:

- St. Patricks Day
- Blackbird
- Job of Journeywork
- Garden of Daisies
- King of the Fairies

In syllabuses at Mainlnd Europe feiseanna, it usually says that you can choose between these dances, and Jockey to the Fair. But I don't think I've seen anyone do that one. I looked it up on youtube and it would be really cool to learn, but it's also quite strange.
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By ID2641
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 02:49 PM
I'm CRN but I think there are only about 6 traditional set dances.
-Saint Patrick's Day
-Blackbird
-Humors of Bandon
-Job of Journeywork
-Garden of Daisies
-White Blanket
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By superheavyjigPremium member
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 02:51 PM
St Patrick's Day
Jockey to the Fair
The Blackbird
Job of Journeywork
The Hunt
Three Sea Captains
Garden of Daisies

these are between me and my DD, we dance for WIDA. A few left to go!!
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By califeisgirl
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 05:56 PM
St. Pats
Blackbird
Job of Journeywork
Garden of Daisies
and Jockey to the Fair

I've studied King a couple of times but haven't really committed it to memory.
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By claireck
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 06:00 PM
I dance with CLRG and there of the 7 traditional sets (There used to be 8 CLRG traditional sets, but they took the White Blanket off the list) people have already listed, I know the Blackbird, St. Patrick's Day, Garden of Daisies, part of Jockey to the Fair, and I'm learning Job of Journeywork! Although I really don't need to know any since I'm OC and only dance non-trad, I think the older dances are really fun to learn :)
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By mcardles
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 08:37 PM
I didn't know CLRG used three sea captains, its never on the syllabus for any of the feis i've ever been to, including oireachtas, but that might just be my region? I know st pats, blackbird, job, garden, jockey and king, so basically the other six
re: What Traditional Set Dances do you know?
By LlamaLlamaDuckmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Jun 18, 2012 09:16 PM
I would actually love to see videos of some of these other traditional sets... I think that a couple are newer trad sets?

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