Seit Laniuish

Composed by Mairéad Casey, Michelle Casey, Johnnie & Maura Duffy, Theresa Walshe, Siobhán Casey, Deirdre Farrell & Maura Kenny.
Seit Laniuish, derived from the Irish “Oileán Uisce” “Island of the Water” takes its name from an area close to Lough Ree, a lake on the river Shannon, in Newtowncashel, Co Longford. Local folklore tells us that in the area of Laniuish, swamp people (lucht na lathaí) came out at night to dance in circles. Hence the reason for circles in our set. Waves and arches are symbolic of the water and bridges of the River Shannon. The step danced is the step that was danced in the old local set.

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