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What do you Dance to?

Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 25 Sep 09 - 03:44 PM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 25 Sep 09 - 03:47 PM
sing4peace 25 Sep 09 - 03:47 PM
VirginiaTam 25 Sep 09 - 04:17 PM
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Little Robyn 25 Sep 09 - 05:51 PM
Dave MacKenzie 25 Sep 09 - 06:58 PM
M.Ted 25 Sep 09 - 09:26 PM
GUEST,Russ 26 Sep 09 - 12:03 AM
Janie 26 Sep 09 - 01:00 AM
Lonesome EJ 26 Sep 09 - 01:02 AM
TonyA 26 Sep 09 - 01:32 AM
The Villan 26 Sep 09 - 04:48 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 26 Sep 09 - 05:28 AM
bfdk 26 Sep 09 - 05:35 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 26 Sep 09 - 07:14 AM
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Banjiman 26 Sep 09 - 07:44 AM
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Rog Peek 26 Sep 09 - 01:34 PM
Barbara Shaw 26 Sep 09 - 10:36 PM
Janie 26 Sep 09 - 11:27 PM
katlaughing 26 Sep 09 - 11:54 PM
GUEST,buspassed 27 Sep 09 - 06:02 AM
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Subject: What do you Dance to?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 03:44 PM

As someone who used to see all music as a vehicle/opportunity for dance, it's become interesting to experience the shift from dance oriented musical sound to communually created sound, or even sound listened to for its own sake.

I still dance to other music - despite 'discovering' folk, I don't seem to dance to it.
And all of a sudden it struck me, so what do they dance to?


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 03:47 PM

Not true that ALL my music can be danced to, but most of it can.
Still interested in what self identified 'folkies' dance to though.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: sing4peace
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 03:47 PM

the beat...or sometimes inbetween...
;-)
JK


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 04:17 PM

good one Joyce, I am definitely of the in between gang.

My rhythm is appalling and my utter lack of control over my limbs made my dance teacher cringe.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 04:20 PM

I forgot to answer the question.

I sway and jump around a bit to most anything, I think I like the Ramones best for the jumping around bit. Mind you my joints can't be hurting too much when I start or they sure as shit will be after.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 05:51 PM

I don't dance!
But I play the music for others to dance to - on a piano accordion.
Mostly it's for the Morris Dancers and there are some really bouncy tunes that we all enjoy.
But I've also been involved in bands that play for ceilidhs or barn dances or even just a night when enthusiastic listeners get up and start jigging around, particularly on St Patrick's Day.
The music played is a mix of English, Irish, Scottish, American, and even a bit of Australian and NZ sometimes.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 06:58 PM

It sounds like you use music and dance as a means of self-expression. In the English speaking world most traditional dance music is social, in that it is there to be danced as a "formal" means of social intercourse with limited means of self-expression, though there are exceptions, but self-expression is normally expressed by proficiency in a specific genre.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: M.Ted
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 09:26 PM

There is a lot of folk music that is dance music, and there is a lot of folk dancing out there--most of it is social, it is true, but if you want something that is both folkloric and self-expressive, there is always Raqs al Sharqi, also know as Bellydance-


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:03 AM

In the states a huge part of the old time repertoire is dance music used for square dancing, contra dancing, clogging, flatfooting, etc.
Simply moving to the music in an unstructured way is sometimes called "hippie dancing" by the old timers.

Russ (Permanent GUEST)


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Janie
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 01:00 AM

Music is very visceral for me, regardless of the genre. There is very little music that I can listen to without moving, and not much I can sing without the same. If it doesn't move me "to move" then I probably don't "grok" it well enough to be singing it.

It ain't always dance, often it is simply nodding the head, tapping the foot and bending the knee, or swaying, but generally speaking, if some part of my body is not moving, then I am not understanding on any level what I am listening to.   Unless I am dancing, I am often not very conscious that I am moving with the music. (my teenage son commenting has increased my awareness.)


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 01:02 AM

Pretty much The Four Tops.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: TonyA
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 01:32 AM

Happy rhythms. Soca and reggae and mento.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: The Villan
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 04:48 AM

Ants in me pants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYWycl8vR5c


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 05:28 AM

The Oysterband! :0)


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: bfdk
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 05:35 AM

Danish folk dancing with Karl Skaarup (sorry, poor picture quality), Lang Linken and Kristian Bugge to name a few, ceilidhs at Anchor Garden, Sidmouth, Whitby and any other place I can get to, border morris with Herbaceous Border at Sidmouth and elsewhere and Jet Set workshop at Whitby, which was excellent fun.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 07:14 AM

Thanks for all the videos, what an interesting selection!

I realised I've not really had any exposure to the 'dance' aspect of traditional folk. And that there's lots out there that I've not touched.

Celtic fusion I knew before I found folk song though, but never really thought of as folk (possibly because it isn't.) Even so, it's quite fun to jump about to Peatbog Faeries for example - (or 'Ozrics Tentacles with bagpipes')


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 07:42 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaanything at all, any time!

Dani


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Banjiman
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 07:44 AM

The Boat Band at Kirkby Fleetham Folk Club tonight!


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:36 PM

Here's me and astro (and a lot of other people) dancing...

Becky in Long Beach this week


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:51 PM

This here; I'm in middle.

Cape Breton Ceilidh


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:53 PM

music.........I tried dancing to crowd noise but it just wasn't the same...........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 01:34 PM

Set Dancing to Polkas, Jigs, Reels, Slides and Hornpipes. Like this:Plain Set Fig. 1- Kilrush 2004

Little Christmas This is the wife and myself together with another couple performing a "Little Christmas" (swing in four) in the 4th figure of the Plain Reel Set at Dan O'Connell's Pub (sadly now closed) in Knocknagree, Co. Cork. Captured by Doug Plummer in 2000.

I am the one on the left (as you look at it) of the blurred image. The musicians behind are, the late and sadly missed Johnny O'Leary on the left and Tim Kiely on the right.

Rog


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 10:36 PM

A friend of ours is a fiddler in the group Russet Trio. Here's a video of them playing at the dance tent at Falcon Ridge. Great stuff!

Russet Trio at Falcon Ridge '09


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: Janie
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 11:27 PM

I'm a fan of old time music, and clogging and flatfooting just kinda happen to a good fiddle or banjo tune. While there are a number of formal stylistic groups now that clog who are easy to find on YouTube, this is the real McCoy, and what I am likely to have to break into. You can watch the whole 5 minute video of shots from the wonderful and long extinct Ivydale, West Virginia festival, or fast forward to about halfway through to see authentic dancing.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 11:54 PM

Anything with a tonal tune and good beat.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 06:02 AM

Usually anything over 6 pints!


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 04:00 PM

The Duncan McFarlane Electric Band. If I could do blue clickies...just look in Youtube for Duncan McFarlane, especially the Moonbeams weekend at Wold Top Brewery.


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Subject: RE: What do you Dance to?
From: GUEST,Hesk
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 06:02 PM

I've managed to avoid it most of my life, but even I can't help moving to the Oysters. If you read the Bromyard thread, there may be a new craze starting, dancing to a hair dryer!


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