Updated: March 19, 2021 11:53:14 am
A group of Bhangra dancers in Ireland added a desi twist to celebrate their two cultures on St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Day on March 17 commemorates Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint.
In a video that has now gone viral on social media, dancers from the folk dance group Shamrock Bhangra grooved to the fusion of dhol beats and Irish music.
According to RTE News, the dance was choreographed by Gurpreet Singh, Charnjit Singh and Kanwar Singh, who danced to the music by Irish band Jiggy and UK-based The Dhol Foundation at Castletown House in Co Kildare.
Watch the video here:
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 17, 2021
After the video was shared online, it garnered over 5 lakh views, with many lauding the bhangra dance group for the initiative.
“OMG, I love it!. Hope everyone has a good Saint Patricks day. And here’s hoping there are more cultural blends in the future,” wrote a user, while another tweeted, “Yes!! A Bhangra dancer a day keeps the sadness away!!”
Fun! Related-ish, the band Delhi 2 Dublin has some great stuff fusing the two traditions.
— Beth Loves Bollywood (@bethlovesbolly) March 17, 2021
OMG I love it!.
Hope everyone has a good Saint Patricks day.
(And here’s hoping there’s more cultural blends in the future)
— JediSpectre117 (@JediSpectre117) March 17, 2021
Isn’t it? It’s like Riverdance meets Bhangra – together, at last. ❤️☘️
— Joan // Stay home, Mask up, Wash hands (@clicky_here) March 17, 2021
Yes!! A Bhangra dancer a day keeps the sadness away!!
— ThreeBucks Has #LongCovid (@The3Buckleys) March 18, 2021
St Patrick’s Day ☘️ is our international national holiday. The one we share with the world, showcase our culture and the diversity of culture that now exists thanks to immigration.
— KarenMcObstreperous (@KarenMMcCormack) March 17, 2021