Would anybody out there in Cafeland be able to suggest a list of the most popular tunes for accompanying Irish dancing?
My 5-year-old daughter's best friend has become quite involved in the Irish dance scene and now my daughter want to try it too. We, the parents, thought it would be fun to learn 10-20 tunes (hornpipes, jigs, etc.) that are commonly playes at feis (pron. "fesh"), the Irish dancing competitions.
Also, does anyone knows of good recordings that would allow us to hear how these tunes are played for dancing. From the little I've been able to gather, there appears to be some distinction between how tunes are played for dance accompanyment vs. the typical jam style.
Thanks in advance.