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Thread #69533   Message #1180497
Posted By: Desert Dancer
07-May-04 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Whapweasel (English Dance??)
Subject: RE: Whapweasel (English Dance??)
After re-reading the thread I was going to correct myself, but I find I was right and the Countess was wrong :-) -- the Topic cd is called "Stepping Up. There's a good review here.

Quoting Ed Rennie:
And then we get to Whapweasel. A phenomenon. More off beat than the North London Nutty Boys, these geezers are making dancers go bonkers up and down the land, which is nice. Improvisational and tantric would best describe them, but English Country Dance? Hmmm …

There's another interesting survey of the history of English country (dance) music here.

Further food for thought in these reviews:
The Bismarcks
Mark Bazely and Jason Rice's Moor Music

~ Becky in Tucson