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A house party in Branch, The Forgotten Irish / Aidan O'Hara

The opening sequence from The Forgotten Irish documentary depicting a “time” in the Roche household. This clip features set dancing and accordion playing. The Forgotten Irish television documentary first broadcast on 17 March 1981 in celebration of the Irish living overseas on St Patrick’s Day. The Radharc documentary film series includes over 400 films dealing with issues of human rights, injustice, faith, religion, persecution, struggles against oppressive regimes, famine, and Christian heritage.  With thanks to RTÉ Archives for granting permission to exhibit this clip from The Forgotten Irish. To view the entire documentary, visit https://www.rte.ie/archives/ex...

Conversation about music for dancing and types of dances

Patsy Judge & Bride Judge

Conversation about music for dancing and types of dances / Patsy Judge & Bride Judge

Patsy Judge performs several examples of “cheek” or “gob” music (i.e., dance music performed with the voice only), simultaneously explaining where these tunes were most likely to appear within the set dance.  The examples appear in the following order: “There was an old woman” (jig), “Tatter Jack Walsh” (jig), “All the way to Connickmore” (single), “Haste to the wedding” (jig), “The girl I left behind me” (single), “Girls in the salthouse” (single), “Mother wouldn’t beat him” (single), “Irishman’s shanty” (single), “Pop goes the weasel” (jig), “Green grow the rushes-o” (reel).

Denis Nash dances while Frankie Nash plays the whistle in Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1976/77 / Aidan O'Hara

Denis Nash dances while Frankie Nash plays the whistle in Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1976/77 / Aidan O'Hara

Denis Nash dancing while Frankie Nash plays the whistle. Keith Roche and his wife Dorothy (‘Dot’) look on, ca. 1976–77. Keith is the son of Dermot Roche and Dot is the sister of Eta Nash.

Henry Power dancing / Aidan O'Hara

Henry Power dancing / Aidan O'Hara

Henry Power (son of Anthony and Mary Power) dancing "a few scuffs" in the Roche household. The Roche family and friends look on (left to right): Keith Roche, Paula Manore (née Roche), Mary Jean Lyth (née Roche), Dermot Roche, Petchie Nash, Jerry Power (Henry's brother). Three girls sit in the background of the photo (left to right): Karen Sarro (née Roche), Michelle d'Entremont, Audrey Wilson (née Roche).

Set dance in Branch / Aidan O'Hara

Set dance in Branch / Aidan O'Hara

Two children watch a dance in the Roche household in Branch. Left to right: Paula Manore (née Roche), Mary Jean Lyth (née Roche, daughters of Dermot Roche), unidentified woman, Lucy Nash (née Connors).

Step dancing in Branch, The Forgotten Irish / Aidan O'Hara

Gerald Campbell plays singles on harmonica while John Hennessy step dances in Dermot Roche’s kitchen. This sequence featured in The Forgotten Irish documentary. The Forgotten Irish television documentary first broadcast on 17 March 1981 in celebration of the Irish living overseas on St Patrick’s Day. The Radharc documentary film series includes over 400 films dealing with issues of human rights, injustice, faith, religion, persecution, struggles against oppressive regimes, famine, and Christian heritage.  With thanks to RTÉ Archives for granting permission to exhibit this clip from The Forgotten Irish. To view the entire documentary, visit https://www.rte.ie/archives/ex...

The Branch Crowd dancing a set at the Newfoundland Folk Festival, 1977 / Len Penton, photographer

The Branch Crowd dancing a set at the Newfoundland Folk Festival, 1977 / Len Penton, photographer

The Branch Crowd dancing a set on stage at the 1977 Newfoundland Folk Festival. Aidan O'Hara is visible in the background, beside the 3rd dancer from the left. The musicians (left to right): Ron Felix, Andy Samuelson and Mac Schwackhamer. Those dancing include, left to right, Mary Power, Lucy Nash, Aidan O’Hara, John Joe Englsih, Eleanor Dawson, Val Ryan, and Virginia Ryan (née Preston).

The Branch Crowd dancing for the Aly O'Brien benefit concert / Aidan O'Hara

The Branch Crowd dancing for the Aly O'Brien benefit concert / Aidan O'Hara

The "Branch Crowd" dancing a set for the Aly O'Brien benefit concert in Memorial University’s Little Theatre (1976). The benefit was organised in response to a fire at the O’Brien homestead, just outside of St. John’s.

Transcript of a conversation about a dancing competition between two dance masters / Mick Nash ; Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript of a conversation between Aidan O'Hara and Mick Nash. Mick Nash describes a competition between a dance master from Ireland and a dance master from Angel's Cove.