A Step Back In Time - Exhibition at Ulster American Folk Park

Jun 15 2018 - Jun 14 2019
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Ulster American Folk Park 2 Mellon Road Castletown, Omagh, County Tyrone,
T: (028) 8224 3292
E: info@nmni.com

Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the history of Irish Dance.

A Step in Time includes almost 100 objects, ranging in date from a medieval brooch to a contemporary diamante embroidered costume for solo dance. Embroidered costumes, medals, and certificates will tell the story of the development of dance schools and the governing bodies for Irish Dance.

The exhibition will include references to the 1904 Feis in the Glens of Antrim, a landmark event in Ulster’s cultural heritage, and to the work of The Gaelic League in promoting Irish language, dance, and traditional crafts in the USA in the early 1900s. Personal stories of emigrants and those who travelled abroad as performers will be woven into the exhibition and explored further in the related exhibition events programming.
Dates: 15th June 2018 – 14th June 2019