With just over a month to go until the 2014 Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow a group of Irish and Scottish dancers are helping to get the celebrations under way.

The two groups of dancers are taking part in a global 24-hour Commonwealth Ceilidh dance, which began this morning in New Zealand.

The Irish dancers are from the Dominic Graham School of Dance in Portrush, while the Scottish dancers are from the Bright Lights Dance Group in Belfast.

As part of the Commonwealth Ceilidh both groups will open a concert by Horslips at the scenic Dunluce Castle in Co Antrim.

Following the Irish leg the ceilidh baton will cross the Atlantic to Ottawa in Canada.