National Geographic : 1961 Mar
Brasses blare loud and clear as junior bandsmen, all intent, entertain at a festival in Cork. Eight-handed reel per formed on the green in Blarney demands foot :work fast and fancy. Young dancers wear short cloaks called brats. The Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes emphasize neat ness and precision. Such intricate routines may have been introduced by itiner ant dancing masters in the late 18th century. 311 R[1RiRT F S[S~nN Z Nf.