Composed by Mairéad Casey, Michelle Casey, Johnnie & Maura Duffy, Theresa Walshe, Siobhán Casey, Deirdre Farrell & Maura Kenny.
Seit Laniuish, derived from the Irish “Oileán Uisce” “Island of the Water” takes its name from an area close to Lough Ree, a lake on the river Shannon, in Newtowncashel, Co Longford. Local folklore tells us that in the area of Laniuish, swamp people (lucht na lathaí) came out at night to dance in circles. Hence the reason for circles in our set. Waves and arches are symbolic of the water and bridges of the River Shannon. The step danced is the step that was danced in the old local set.
Laois Lancers Set
Ceiliúradh Céad Bliain 1916 – 2016 Celebrating 100th Annivesary of 1916 Rising By Maureen Culleton July 2015.
The notes are posted on the Heidelberg Irish Set Dancers website here.
The idea came one late night in Drumshanbo and there and then, the first part was written on a scrap of paper. However, like a lot of good ideas that come late in the evening, by morning, inspiration had nearly vanished. We persisted and nearly two years later to coincide with the 10th annual set-dancing weekend in 2012 in Án Grianán it was completed.
Most sets are named after their place of origin and the Rinkinstown set is named after a local townland near Termonfeckin, Co Louth. The set was devised by Mairéad Devane, John & Sheila McEvoy and tested with the help of local set dancers. It is comprised of 4 Figures - 3 Reels, 1 Hornpipe. Various movements such as the ducks originated from noteworthy landmarks in the locality.
Launched in The Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth 23 August 2012.
The notes are on the Heidelberg Irish Set Dancers website here.