since the video of her treble jig’s been making the rounds, here’s a short list of videos of her other dances which i stumbled upon a while back
(i swear i’m not an obsessed creeper but her dancing’s just really amazing okay) :D
This is kind of fascinating!!
I found some old art books today called ‘Celtic Art: The methods of Construction by George Bain’ Which, I found interesting. I only have 4 out of the 7, they are very old (From 55 years ago). I thought I would just share some scans from them, some people might find them useful. :)
Ohhhh horror vacui neat to see tutorials on it.
I can promise I still have all 5 toes on that foot and that the blister was literally the size of my pinky nail. I’m a red head and apparently there is some correlation to increased bleeding from wounds hence why it looks like half my foot got sawn off! Also it was after a long practice so combine a bunch of blood with some sweat and the colour travels up your sock from the point of origin.
The perils of irish dancing!
Holy poop I’ve never seen that much blood from dancing
How is this even possible??!
That’s a beautiful ombré
How do you not notice that before it gets that bad…
I hate seeing this. And the blister-pride photos as well. It’s not smart, girls. You might think blood and blisters proved you worked harder than anyone else, but in fact it just makes the next 5 or 10 practices difficult and it proves you weren’t prepared. You know the seam of your sock or the heel of your shoe will rub, you know which bits of your skin are delicate or prone to damage, you know when you’ve got a longer class that usual. It’s not weak to prepare yourself properly by putting on preventative band-aids or tape. It’s the sensible thing to do. Professional dancers wouldn’t let this happen to their feet because it’s their livelihood. Developing callouses is one thing, pushing on when your foot is dripping with blood is just foolish. Please stop posting/reblogging bloody, blistered feet and start taking responsibility and preparing your feet properly for class! What’s the use in losing blood and skin when it just makes the next class impossible as you can’t even bear to put a sock over the wound, let alone a shoe, let alone dance on it.
LOOK AFTER YOUR FEET.
To the reblogger above I completely agree about good foot preparation before dancing, getting blisters isn’t good for your dancing practice or your body but I did have my toes plastered and ready for class. I blistered just below where the plaster was. When I am practicing I often don’t feel blisters unless they are on my heel otherwise I would have stopped and adjusted the plaster.
I didn’t post it as like a glory post about how awesome my blisters are, I posted it as a ‘look what we sometimes do to ourselves for our love of irish dancing’ post.
Sorry to anyone it has offended and I in no way endorse blisters! I do totally endorse the idea of ombre socks though, that totally has to be a thing for practice!
The perils of irish dancing!