Ann Mann has written a fantasy novel all about the Penal Laws and Irish dancing. She spoke to Adam Shaw about she believes dance, music and literature shaped Ireland.
England’s invasion and centuries-long occupation of Ireland for a long time included suppression of traditional expressions of Irish identity, including the Irish language, sing and dance. Barns, forests and hidden schools were just some of the places dance enthusiasts met to perform away from prying English eyes. And Irish dancing did not die. Read More via TheIrishWorld.