Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We found this little story and video for you to enjoy and celebrate.
Ever since pop sensation Ed Sheeran announced that he was in search of “proper céilí dancers to star in the video” for his upcoming song “Galway Girl” Irish dancers around the world have been vying for his attention. This group of eight dancers from the Hession School of Irish Dance has blown it out of the park! Just click on the video and enjoy
The girls dance on the Claddagh, an area close to the center of Galway city, where the river Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. They begin by dancing in perfect time to “Shape of You” and gradually transition into “A Lovely Madness” by Beoga, a band which is also featuring on Sheeran’s upcoming song. Simply click on the image and enjoy!
Their fantastic performance has a few false starts, which makes it all the more endearing, as well as some beautiful shots of the swans on the Claddagh River.
Apparently, Ed Sheeran, who was born in Suffolk in England, has strong Irish roots. And so his announcement in January that two of the songs on his new album would be “full-on Irish jams” didn’t come as much of a shock. In addition, However, the fact that the videos for these songs would be filmed in Ireland and he planned to use “proper céilí dancers” threw most of Ireland and the global Irish community into a tizzy.
Sheeran revealed that his new song includes a fiddle, pipe and a bodhran. He’s hoping it will become something of an anthem for his Irish fans all over the world.