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CLKD

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Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« on: March 30, 2024, 02:44:09 PM »

Any1 see the News Report last night, made me weary watching them practising  ;D

 :ola:  but oh dear me, those WIGS - surely too American ........ concentrate on below the knees, not what's on the head  >:(.  Especially the very young dancers. 
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2024, 12:24:53 PM »

As dancing and festivals normally took place after church on Sundays and curly hair was deemed "appropriate" for church, Irish dancers traditionally wear curly wigs for dancing.
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2024, 02:18:46 PM »

 :thankyou:  they look so inappropriate on young girls though.  Did U - Irish Dance?  I did tap very slowly ..... a time step always defeated me  ;D
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2024, 02:27:57 PM »

I'm an admirer but unfortunately have no sense of rhythm and two left feet. ;) ;D That's never stopped me from enjoying a boogie on the dancefloor though!
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2024, 02:40:38 PM »

It would be no good relying on my to sew on sequins as I can't thread a needle  ;D
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Autumnwalks

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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2024, 03:41:45 PM »

Me neither, anything I sew just falls apart again! ;D
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2024, 05:04:40 PM »

Did u go to the same classes as I did - I made pyjamas for DH in the 1970s, having 'got keen' and bought a 2nd hand sewing machine: after 2 washes they fell apart  ;D

The one report comment that I remember is from the needlework teacher: "Her tongue works faster than her needle".  She didn't bear a grudge, she made my wedding dress as a gift  8)
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2024, 06:23:21 PM »

That's funny ;D I spent a term sewing something up and having to redo it over and over again. Teacher basically gave up on me and left me to my own devices! I take after my mum, her needle never stayed threaded.
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2024, 07:11:09 PM »

Whereas my Mum, her sisters and Mum: my paternal family as well as DH's family all knitted, did crochet and smocking. 
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2024, 05:05:59 PM »

I hated sewing at school and was absolutely rubbish at it, so I used to take whatever project we had to do home and get my grandmother to sew it, then pretend to do the work in class. Always got high marks  ;D
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Re: Irish dancing competition in Glasgow
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2024, 06:03:37 PM »

No remorse there then getting_old  ;D

I did ballet from age 8, have never been able to touch my toes! Did a bit of French dancing and tap.  Music lessons too. Now I can't read music nor sing ....  :-\
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