Tapping to the tune of St Patrick’s Day

JIG Dancers Bethany Sayer, Aimee Yates, Samantha Sayer, Ailis Boyle-O'Dowda and Lisa Yates practising.    Picture: Steve Reid (110923-954)
JIG Dancers Bethany Sayer, Aimee Yates, Samantha Sayer, Ailis Boyle-O'Dowda and Lisa Yates practising. Picture: Steve Reid (110923-954)
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GIRLS from Fareham and Portchester will put on their dancing shoes today to celebrate the traditional Irish bank holiday, St Patrick’s Day.

The youngsters – dressed in their stunning Celtic outfits – will perform jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs and set dances at the Portsmouth Irish Centre to mark the occasion. The audience was also due to be treated to a performance of a special dance to the aptly named tune, St Patrick’s Day and their own version of Lord of the Dance.

The girls from Boyle O’Dowda School of Irish Dance are due to perform again in The Heroes pub in Waterlooville alongside Irish band, Shenanigans.

Dance teacher Alice Boyle O’Dowda, said: ‘St Patrick’s Day is an important celebration for the dancers because a lot of them have Irish links and it’s a national holiday there.

‘They love dancing and having the chance to do it on St Patrick’s Day makes it even more exciting for them.’