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Renowned Galway balladeer Sean Keane launched Cunningham family Sean Nós Dancing DVD
Ireland’s best known and most gifted Sean Nós dancing family, the Cunningham’s from Cashel in Connemara, have just launched an insightful and moving Sean Nós Dancing DVD in Clifden. The DVD entitled ‘In The Blood’ has been officially launched by renowned Galway singer Sean Keane at the Clifden Station House Hotel on Sunday, July 1st at 8.00pm with a star studded line up of singers, musicians and dancers from all over the country in attendance.
“You could say we have been working on this DVD for nearly twenty years now. Everywhere we have danced, from Cashel to Castlebar and from Korea to Kerry, our father was always filming little bits along the way. It is something special now to have all that archive footage on one DVD and I hope people will enjoy it,” commented Brian Cunningham ahead of the launch.
In The Blood captures the essence and importance of Ireland’s oldest dance form, Sean Nós Dancing and how the Cunningham family are passionate about bringing its sheer force and vitality to a worldwide audience. The DVD gives an intimate insight into the Cunningham home and hearts and how they are protecting and passing on the ancient and authentic steps and styles of Sean Nós Dancing to the next generation.
“I suppose, the concept and inspiration for the DVD came from people asking us about where our interest in Sean Nós dancing emerged from. After festivals or after performing in our own show, Atlantic Steps, we always spend hours chatting to people about the history and heritage of Sean Nós dancing and it always fascinates us the interest they have in our own personal story and the passion we have for dancing,” commented Brian Cunningham.
In The Blood is produced by award winning film maker Piaras Ó Raghallaigh from IRISH TV.ie (www.irishtv.ie) and directed by Mayo native Priscilla Moore. “This is one of the most engaging and entertaining projects that we have ever filmed. The Cunningham family are outstanding ambassadors for Sean Nós Dancing and Connemara and this DVD will certainly touch the hearts of people the world over. They are true to the tradition and they are true to themselves,” commented Ó Raghallaigh
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