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Thread #130963 Message #2950581
Posted By: Will Fly
23-Jul-10 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: English Country Dance Resources
Subject: RE: English Country Dance Resources
Hi Kent - as far as the video's concerned, it's like watching actors and extras rehearsing for a performance of Pride & Prejudice! Particularly with the period costume, which looks about 1821...
Quite different in atmosphere from the sort of bash our ceilidh band plays for. We like to watch people getting into a tangle while "wringing out the washing" or changing from a right-hand star to a left-hand star. The only irate person I've ever encountered at a band gig was where the local vicar complained about the volume level of the "banjo" - it was actually a mandolin. The mandolin has been known to us as "God's banjo" ever since then.