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Irishthymes.com, a website of Irish cultural history, describes crossroads dancing as having occurred during “a time in Irish history when dancing was prohibited by the English. The Irish would meet on country roads, often where the roads crossed, bring food, drink, and music, while watching out for British soldiers. They danced their country dances, the ceili dances and set dances we dance now.”

Ballyvourney region, County Cork, Ireland. 1929