Up and Over It!

Squee-inducing multiculti meme du jour:


[Bricey! Thank yooooo!]

Riverdance veterans Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding are taking the internet by storm with their Irish hand dancing, thanks to this video shot and directed by Jonny Reed. Their collective name is Up and Over It! There’s something so charmingly Keatonesque about their placid faces and frantically leaping limbs, isn’t there?

That ultra catchy song they’re dancing to is “We No Speak Americano”, a collaborative track by Yolanda Be Cool and DCup that heavily samples the 1956 hit “Tu vuò fà l’americano” by the lively Italian singer/pianist Renato Carosone.

8 Responses to “Up and Over It!”

  1. Tertiary Says:

    He looks to me like he’s trying very hard not to smile.
    Direly cute, I must say. And catchy!

  2. selizabeth Says:

    This is the 4-5th time I’ve watched this today and it still has not lost it’s charm. Wonderful!

  3. JoAsakura Says:

    ah, this was a real pick-me-up :)

  4. Sam Says:

    Thank you SO much for posting this!!! I can’t stop watching this, and that beat…incredibly infectious! And, you know, it doesn’t hurt that he is ridiculously adorable. I agree with the above comment…there are moments when it looks like he is about to crack up :)

  5. Heather Says:

    that song is huge here in Ireland, it’s such a refreshing change from the usual music in bars. and what a fab video! The deadpan expressions make it, I think…

  6. Link Roundup Says:

    [...] video of Irish hand dancing, via Coilhouse. AMAZING. The song is catchy as hell too; it’s already on my iPod. (did I mention the [...]

  7. Tanya Says:

    I’ve been not feeling well and just a kind of cranky, anxious little bundle of restless nervous energy. This video, plus the Tom Waits hitting on old lady = I am in the happiest place in the whole world. Thank you thank you. <3

  8. Mer Says:

    Yaaaaaay. That’s what I like to hear. <3

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