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Rescorla Snail Creep

Mollinis Drum & Fyfe Band.JPG

Rescorla Snail Creep

The villages of Rescorla, Molinnis, Roche Withiel and St Wenn, along the Eastern side of the Clay country, marked their Tea Treats with a fascinating…

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Cornish Wassails

Bodmin Wassailers  January 2011 BW courtesy Joceline Murgatroyd.jpg

Cornish Wassails

Customs and rituals that bless apple trees to ensure a productive season are likely to be as old as the cultivation of the apple. Today we know these…

Mrs Parkyn's Jig

Mrs Parkyns Jig 1897.pdf

Mrs Parkyn's Jig

Taught to Cornish Dance Group “Cam Kernewek” by Mrs Margaret Parkyn, Lostwithiel 1987. Mrs Parkyn remembered this dance as it was done in her family…

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Lattapouch

Lattapouch Catch Up Your Heels 2005.pdf

Lattapouch

As recalled by Edward Veal of Newquay

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Harvey Darvey

Harvey Darvey R J Noall 1927.pdf

Harvey Darvey

The dance was recalled by a Mr R J Noall, in an Old Cornwall Society article (October 1927 page 36), as a dance game that he used to perform as a…

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Four Hand Reel / Plethen a Beswar

Four Hand Reel - Arthur Biddick 1982.pdf

Four Hand Reel / Plethen a Beswar

Taught to Cornish dance group Cam Kernewek by Arthur Biddick of Boscastle in 1982. Arthur strongly associated the tune with the Boscastle Breakdown…

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Cock In Britches

Cock In Britches Catch Up Your Heels 2005.pdf

Cock In Britches

Cornish Harvest Dance telling the story of the corn miming the sowing, weeding, cutting and winnowing. Audio file: CAtch Up Your Heels Project 2005

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Cornish Broom Dances

Cornish Broom Dances.pdf

Cornish Broom Dances

Popular across Cornwall at social events like the Harvest Supper and as part of Guize Dancing. The Broom dance in the Madron Guize dance can be traced…

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Broom Stick Dance

Broom Stick Dance .pdf

Broom Stick Dance

Taught to Cornish Dance Group Cam Kernewek by Evan Trick, Boscastle, 1981. He explained that it was performed as a competition between dancers.

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Turkey Rhubarb

Turkey_Rhubarb-Tam_Kernewek.pdf

Turkey Rhubarb

This dance forms the finale of the Madron Guize Dance and was communicated by Mrs Bowden of Penzance in 1981. It is a style of dance called a Mazurka…

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