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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Saturday Rave: The Irish Dancer.



Ich am of Irlaunde,
Ant of the holy londe
Of Irlande.
Gode sire, pray ich the,
For of saynte charite,
Come ant daunce wyth me
In Irlaunde.
 
No one knows who made up this poem, but it is thought to have been written in the 1300s.
 
The joy of it is still echoing down the centuries.
 
a scene from Clann Lir by the national Folk Theatre with the wicked stepmother Aoife dancing with the children of King Lir
 
Word To Use Today: Ireland. Ireland is also called √Čire, but it's basically the same word. The name first appears as Ierne in Greek texts, perhaps as early as the 5th century BC.

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