Irish Dancing in London 1880-2014 - John Cullinane
This book traces the history of Irish dancing in London from the 1880s to the present day.
In this detailed book, Dr John Cullinane the famous Irish dance historian describes the major role of the London Gaelic League in establishing dance classes, feisanna, and inaugerating the first Ceili over 100 years ago.
He also looks at the first qualified dancing teachers, the early success of the London dancers in Dublin as well as more recent London dancers at the World Championships.
TABLE OF CONTENT
London Gaelic League
Dancing Classes and Teachers 1880-1930
London Feisanna 1902 - 1906
First Ceili - London 1897
First Publication of Figure Dances
London Dancing from 1947
Contact with Commission 1932
Nancy & Terry Bowler
Great London Council
Royal ballet School
Ted Kavanagh and pupils
Maguire O'Shea, Griffin O'Loughlin and other schools
Role of the dancing class
Some major feisanna in London
Challenges to the London dancers
Qualifying Oireachtas 1972
Recent teachers, dancers and world champions
Participation of London dancers in shows