Boston’s connection to the Emerald Isle became much stronger after last month’s World Irish Dancing Championships came for eight days, wrapping up March 31. This is only the second time in the prestigious international competition’s more than 40-year history that it has been held outside Ireland or Scotland. Follow the link for a slide show of the week. For dance fans, the opportunity to see some of the finest Irish dancers in the world was a rare treat. The event is sponsored by the Irish Dancing Commission (An Coimisiún le Rinci Gaelacha), the World Irish Dancing Championships are the Olympics of the art form, often launching young performers into careers with popular touring shows like “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance.” This year’s competition was expected to host more than 5,000 competitors from around the world. But if you were not lucky enough to attend and still wish you had a front row view of the world of Irish dancing are you in for a treat! In 2010 the story of the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in Glasgow was captured and released as a feature length film. Filmmaker “Sue Bourne went behind the normally closed doors of Irish Dancing and found a remarkable world. Wonderful characters of all ages from across the globe….Ireland, Holland, Britain, America and Russia”. The film is available on DVD or you can watch Jig here on The Guardian’s website. Like this:Like...