Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing: An Historical and Ethnographic Perspective (McGill-Queen's Studies in Ethnic History) by John G. Gibson
English | July 4th, 2017 | ISBN: 0773550593 | 497 Pages | EPUB | 2.58 MB
The step-dancing of the Scotch Gaels in Nova Scotia is the last living example of a form of dance that waned following the great emigrations to Canada that ended in 1845. The Scotch Gael has been reported as loving dance, but step-dancing in Scotland had all but disappeared by 1945. One must look to Gaelic Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Antigonish County, to find this tradition. Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing, the first study of its kind, gives this art form and the people and culture associated with it the prominence they have long deserved.