Bhangra dance meets Irish music for St Patrick’s Day

A group of Bhangra dancers in Ireland have given the traditional Punjabi dance an Irish twist, to celebrate their two cultures on St Patrick’s Day. Shamrock Bhangra, a folk dance group, aims to keep the bhangra tradition alive among the…

Bhangra dance meets Irish music for St Patrick's Day

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A group of Bhangra dancers in Ireland have given the traditional Punjabi dance an Irish twist, to celebrate their two cultures on St Patrick’s Day.

Shamrock Bhangra, a folk dance group, aims to keep the bhangra tradition alive among the South Asian diaspora here.

Gurpreet Singh, Charnjit Singh and Kanwar Singh choreographed the socially distanced routine to music by Irish band Jiggy and UK-based The Dhol Foundation, a bhangra musical group.

In traditional outfits, they performed the routine at Castletown House in Co Kildare.

In sharing their dancing, they said their goal is to “spread this unique dance culture to a wider audience” and give a platform to their growing community in Ireland, “for our kids to stay connected to their roots”.

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