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    Irish Dance and Emigrants

    Irish Dance and Emigrants

    Earlier in the programme, we heard about Irish dancing at home but what happened when it went abroad? Did it thrive or was it abandoned in the newly adopted homes of the Irish emigrants? Rhona Tarrant reported from New York. There are many places we can see the influence of Irish dancing in New York, from the dance schools to the old dance halls. But to really understand where Irish dancing took root in the city you'd have to go to China town in Lower Manhattan. While there's not much trace of it now, this was once the site of the infamous Five ...

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