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"horace Dancing"

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Be sure and read the entire "About" section while listening ;)

 

"The dance movements have been deliberately avoided, as well as the handkerchief thrashing and stick clashing, since as a rank amateur it's just too difficult to do all that and play concertina at the same time."

 

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This is great. They almost sound like Morris tunes.

 

....for an upside down team.

 

Very nice, I'm going to steal "Swineherd's Pay" and spring it on the boys the next time they do the dance.

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I know Swineherd's Pay as "Shepherd's Hey" (mostly in the concert band version by Percy Grainger). Really nice playing and a great argument for use of the anglo concertina. I'm an EC player, but I really appreciate what you do the the Anglo.

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I know Swineherd's Pay as "Shepherd's Hey" (mostly in the concert band version by Percy Grainger).

 

They are all parodies of traditional Morris Dance tunes.
The Rutting Girl = The Nutting Girl
Swineherd's Pay = Shepherd's Hey
Monster Willy = Constant Billy
Old Collins = Young Collins
Cuckoo Brain = Cukoo's Nest (I might be missing something there)
Each tune has the rhythm and general feel of the original, but is different, sometimes spookily so.
I daresay they'd make good Morris Dance tunes if they weren't already Horace Dance tunes.

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yeah I figured that out later when I realized I knew 3 of the 5... Nice stuff... I think the rule should be something about not engaging fingers before the brain is engaged.... I suspect the Horace dancers would be upset if the Morris dancers stole their tunes. I wonder how the Boris dancers would feel about it. Or the Chorus dancers. Or...

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I'm pretty sure that Sid and Henry Kipper would say these tunes are "Norfolk and good"!

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