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Audio Recording Interview with Denis and Margie Dennehy about teaching Irish dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 2

Interview with Denis and Margie Dennehy about teaching Irish dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 2

About this Item

Title

  • Interview with Denis and Margie Dennehy about teaching Irish dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 2

Names

  • Moloney, Mick, 1944- (Collector)
  • Dennehy, Denis (Interviewee)
  • Dennehy, Margie (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 1977

Headings

  • -  Irish Americans
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Illinois -- Chicago

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  Denis & Margie Dennehy, part 2
  • -  Part 2 of 2-part interview with Denis and Margie Dennehy about teaching Irish dance in Chicago, evolution of styles; topics include the changing development of styles; the rift between musicians and dancers, for example, the jig; the rift is not as wide in Chicago as in other areas; set dancing is not taught, limited figure dancing is taught but more stylized than folk dancing, Denis Dennehy thinks Irish step dancing is not really a folk form, it requires too much training, it is more of an art form, nevertheless it is seen as Irish folk dancing by other ethnic groups, and the roots of these dances are traditionally Irish traditions; about Ceili dancing, the Commission handbook offers dances that are more "folk," and this is obligatory for teachers to know, the contexts for this also can be found outside competitions; about the Dennehy‚Äôs own school, gifted pupils, many competition winners; about Chicago competitions and problems in running them, financial breakdown, entrance fees, admission fees, costuming standards, what's an appropriate costume for boys or girls; how competitions have positive and negative aspects, parents and teachers can be more upset than pupils, however, competition raises standards; about the attitude of parents to competitions; what pupils do when they finish taking dancing lessons and entering competitions, often they stop dancing, there are no opportunities to get together for dancing because the Irish community is so dispersed, what might be done to recreate contexts, there is a lack of facilities, like an Irish cultural center, there are no Irish halls.

Medium

  • audiocassette, C-60

Call Number/Physical Location

  • MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0642
  • Field Project Identifier: CH77-T057-C
  • Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20580b

Source Collection

  • Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Moloney, Mick, Denis Dennehy, and Margie Dennehy. Interview with Denis and Margie Dennehy about teaching Irish dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20580b/.

APA citation style:

Moloney, M., Dennehy, D. & Dennehy, M. (1977) Interview with Denis and Margie Dennehy about teaching Irish dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, May 5. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20580b/.

MLA citation style:

Moloney, Mick, Denis Dennehy, and Margie Dennehy. Interview with Denis and Margie Dennehy about teaching Irish dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20580b/>.