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2022 Marlboro Morris Ale - Elliot Street Show - Half Moon Sword


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On the occasion of the 47th Marlboro Morris Ale, Half Moon Sword dance on Elliot Street, Brattleboro, Vermont 29 May 2022,

 

accompanied by: Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina, Michael Gorin - fiddle, David Sidman - guitar

 

 

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That might be the most laidback rendition of the Wonder Hornpipe I've heard. Lovely sprightly stepping from the ladies. (It really is wonderful to see a group that never stops dancing the entire time!)

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Yes Jesse, we play whatever tempo the dancers require. This slower and jaunty pace that you see here is really a pleasure to play, though we sometimes play it faster. As you might notice in the video, the pavement was very wet as there was a downpour on Elliot Street just before we started and so we kept the pace relaxed to avoid any dancerly slips. Dance musicians have to be adaptable and play according to conditions.

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