A group of Bhangra dancers in Ireland have given the traditional Punjabi dance an Irish twist, to celebrate their two cultures on St Patrick's Day.

Shamrock Bhangra, a folk dance group, aims to keep the bhangra tradition alive among the South Asian diaspora here.

Gurpreet Singh, Charnjit Singh and Kanwar Singh choreographed the socially distanced routine to music by Irish band Jiggy and UK-based The Dhol Foundation, a bhangra musical group.

In traditional outfits, they performed the routine at Castletown House in Co Kildare.

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In sharing their dancing, they said their goal is to "spread this unique dance culture to a wider audience" and give a platform to their growing community in Ireland, "for our kids to stay connected to their roots".

Bhangra is associated with the spring harvest festival Vaisakhi, in the month of April. Traditionally, a good harvest was celebrated by singing and dancing to the sound of the dhol drum.

The Irish group was set up in 2012 to celebrate the festival, and has been promoting their dance ever since, including the running of children’s bhangra classes.