There was Riverdance and then there was Stavros Flatley

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RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe…Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, to date, RIVERDANCE has played over 10,000 performances, been seen live by more than 22 million people in over 350 venues throughout 32 countries across 4 continents. more


Speaking with an Irish Accent

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Very few Irish people sound rampantly Irish, so don’t try to overdo it like the man in this video. The best way to sound like a native Irish is to slip in a few potent Irishisms into your speech, playing the role of someone whose Irish accent is waning after a few years in America, rather than playing the Mick fresh off the boat. You’ll also need to learn phrases and the different mannerisms, and not simply the accent. For example, Irish people might say “I’m only just after getting home” where as someone else might say “I just got home”. more