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Thread #97737   Message #1928183
Posted By: bbc
06-Jan-07 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
True--both rich & less rich Americans choose to travel, but part of it is cultural, I think. Bill Sables was surprised that, at contra dances in the U.S. (similar to barn dances), drink is usually not allowed & folks come ready to just dance. It seems that, in the UK, some people feel the need to have a few drinks before they're willing to get up. I find that, if I have only 1 drink, my balance is off for the evening & I *can't* dance well!

best,

bbc