A Selection of Irish Traditional Step Dances
by Michael Tubridy
The traditional step dances of Ireland have been passed on orally for several hundred years, with no record of them ever having been written down. In this book, for the first time in their history, they are presented in printed form.
Using as system newly devised by himself, Michael Tubridy, the well-known musician and dancer, has prepared written transcriptions of nine traditional dances, including such famous pieces as “The Blackbird” and “St. Patrick’s Day”.
Used in conjunction with direct instruction from a dancing master, these transcriptions should facilitate the learning of these dances and make them more widely accessible than ever before.
published by Brooks Academy, 1998, pp. 72