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    Adjective order: [traditional Irish/Irish traditional] dance

    Hello,

    Which sentence sounds better?

    a) Riverdance breathes new life into traditional Irish dance.

    b) Riverdance breathes new life into Irish traditional dance.

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    #2

    Re: Adjective order: [traditional Irish/Irish traditional] dance

    I am not a teacher.

    a)

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    Re: Adjective order: [traditional Irish/Irish traditional] dance

    Both are used in Ireland.

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    Re: Adjective order: [traditional Irish/Irish traditional] dance

    I would use 1 because the main noun is "Irish dance". That is a recognised form of dance. What type of Irish dance is it? It's traditional Irish dance.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Adjective order: [traditional Irish/Irish traditional] dance

    What kind of traditional dance is it? It's Irish traditional dance.

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    #6

    Re: Adjective order: [traditional Irish/Irish traditional] dance

    Fair point. The first still sounds​ more natural to me but maybe that's simply because that's how it's generally said in the UK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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