The Egyptians may have the belly dance, and the Austrian's the waltz, but county Clare has 'The Fling', a cousin of the Scottish Highland Fling.

An old traditional dance that had been dying out for years, 'the fling' is now being revived by the young people of east county Clare, with the help of local teacher John Torpey.  RTÉ reporter Michael Walsh looks at how this revival came about.

Many of the older people of county Clare who used to dance the fling are still alive and provided some tips and advice on getting the fling back on the road. Traditionally performed at the crossroads, the report shows four pairs of young people performing the dance, accompanied by local traditional musicians who play 'Some Say The Devil Is Dead'. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 June 1980. 

Musicians in Co. Clare (1980)
Musicians perform at a crossroads in Co. Clare (1980)