Cry of the Celts
Formation: Circle of dancers without partners.
Music: “Cry of the Celts” from Lord of the Dance by Michael.
Download RTF file: Cry Of The Celts
29-32 – – – -; Circle Left for eight steps;
1-8 – – – -; – – Circle Right;
9-16 – – – -; Walk in four steps;
17-24 – – Clap four; – – Back away four;
25-32 – – Clap four; – Circle Left eight; ;
1-8 All dancers join adjacent hands or move individually in single file to the left for eight steps.
9-16 Dancers circle to the right for eight steps.
17-24 Dancers walk toward the center of the circle four steps, then clap their own hands four times.
25-32 Dancers back away four steps, and again clap their own hands four times.
Music Note: If using the full “Cry of the Celts” recording begin with the choir just after the two rings of the bell. Careful counting will result in a start of the sequence
when the music changes into a strong Irish dance.
Choreography by: Calvin Campbell, Castle Rock, Colorado
Source: Printed in CD Journal, December 2009
Usage: For many beginner parties the dancing begins with Circle Left. A satisfying dance
can be created using very few calls. This is a self-explanatory dance and easily learned by
most dancers. Use a stirring piece of music with strong phrasing and you will quickly have
everyone dancing. The same routine can be used with other music which builds in intensity.
This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).