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Talk about dances

Curtis, Andrew (singer, male)


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  • Title:
    Talk about dances
  • Contributor: Curtis, Andrew (singer, male); Kennedy, Peter, (sound recordist / speaker, male)
  • Subjects: England; Folk songs; Folk dance music; Reels (Music)
  • Place Name: Andrew Curtis’s home, Townsend Road, Corfe, Dorset, England, UK
  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1954-10-10
    Collection title: Peter Kennedy Collection
    Sound quality: Some sound interference from around 3 min. 40 sec.
    Duration: 5 min. 42 sec.
    Performance notes: Begins with Peter Kennedy asking if they used to do the 'four-handed reels' around here and Andrew Curtis answering yes and then talks about tap dancing, or clog dancing as they used to call it. Talks about playing the tambourine and proceeds to sing 'Sally's gone to Dorchester' while beating time. Peter Kennedy asks if they used to do country dances and Andrew says no but talk about other dances.
    Performance notes: Andrew Curtis was 81 years old at the time of recording.

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