Irish Dance Dress, Cumbernauld, around 1990

Worn by Annie McKay, a 1980s All-Scotland dance champion. She was also the first Scottish dancer to win an All-Ireland championship. Tragically, Annie died in an accident while competing in Ireland in the mid-1990s, having recently been accepted to join the Riverdance World Tour.

Museum reference:
NLC-2014-33
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
dancer: McKay, Annie · Cumbernauld, Scotland · Annie was the All-Scotland champion in the 1980s and the first Scottish dancer to win an All-Ireland championship. Annie was tragically killed in an accident while competing in Ireland in the mid-1990s. She had recently been accepted to dance in Michael Flatley's Riverdance World Tour. The donor, who was brought up in Easterhouse and Coatbridge, knew Annie as a fellow dancer. Her grandfather worked as a welder with Annie's late father, Charlie McKay, many years ago.
Ireland
Dimensions:
height: 930mm
Materials:
velvet, textile
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