manx celtic music and dance

Flitter Dance is an easy dance for couples, often performed in a procession.

The Manx tradition for the morning of Good Friday is the eating of flitters (shellfish known as 'limpets') are caught from the rocks and cooked there on the shore. It was said that after throwing the shells into the sea with the Manx invocation, 'Gow shoh as bannee orrin' ('Take this and bless us'), the Flitter Dance would be performed by dancers stamping out the embers of the fire.

Sheet music, audio files and more information: Flitters | Culture Vannin | Isle of Man


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