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Thread #130963 Message #2950560
Posted By: greg stephens
23-Jul-10 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: English Country Dance Resources
Subject: RE: English Country Dance Resources
Well, it certainly looks wholesome! That kind of dancing looks sort of historic. I play in a band(in England) that plays for events that tend to get called barn dances or ceilidhs, but the style of dancing would definitely be called country dancing. And while its roots are certainly historical, people don't dress up in period clothes or dance in that formal style(as on the video link) for these kind of barn dances. I am not sure where to go on the internet to learn about "ordinary" country dancing, but I expect someone will soon oblige.
I don't actually recall any irate dads shooting would-be suitors of their young daughters at any barn dance I have played at, but memory's a fickle thing. A spoons player once died of a heart attack while joining in with the band at a Liverpool gig, but that's about as dangerous as it gets this side of the pond, as far as I can judge from my own experience.