St. Patrick’s Day 2014

To be very honest, St. Patrick’s Day makes me a little twitchy.  Everyone wears green, talks about leprechauns, and eats corned beef and cabbage.  Yuck. I would hide from all of it if it weren’t for one thing. It’s our performing season! And I love performing more than anything else. So, yes, there is definitely a love-hate relationship here, but who cares, it’s time to share some pictures of our dancing adventures.

Aranmore School and Float

Aranmore dancers and float

At the Ft. Lauderdale parade we won an award for Best Commercial Participation. We had dancers performing hard shoe on the float and dancers on the ground, dancing their reels and skipping.  After the parade we dashed over to the Ft Lauderdale festival to dance and then it was off to the West Palm fest.

 

 

West Palm Irish Festival

West Palm Irish Festival

Next we toured Delray Beach where we danced at their Siamsa festival. Between performances, a band called us out in front of them and we danced a super fast light jig in the grass (the band was MacTalla Mor and they were really nice plus their music was awesome). At the Delray parade the next day we won an award for Outstanding Irish Performance or Display.  After that, I can’t even tell you what we did, it was a whirl of shows and most of the time we had to dance and dash to be on time for our next show. The St. Patrick’s Day season is insane, barely controlled chaos that leaves you exhausted at the end of the day, but if it came twice a year I would be a happy dancer.

Bedner's Farm Fresh Market

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market

 

Delray Siamsa, Photo credits to Jennifer Saikley Miller-Raeth

Delray Siamsa, Photo credits to Jennifer Saikley Miller-Raeth

Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub

Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub

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