Hanky Bandit Tuesday Special
No Cloggin on Tuesday 17th May, for the Foreman is having a break from leading the dance for one week only. I'll be there, but as it's my birthday that day, I will be relaxing in the fine company of the Black Nan Band while the rest of you learn to Cotswold Morris!!! Ha ha!!!
The dance we'll be learning is a high energy, athletic jig in the Bledington tradition. The piece is called Lumps of Plum Pudding and my friend and colleague Darryl, who is steeped in the tradition, has very kindly agreed to come and teach us in return for Beer and Cake.
The workshop will be focused on the Oakenyouth peoples, accessible to all, but Darryl will focus his attention on the young'uns. This means that the Acorns and the adults can dip in and out of the session, using it as a taster while the young'uns learn something with a view to performing. If we (all or some of us) want to learn more from there, we can discuss that at the next meeting and build it into our programme.
I think it's the mid month tuesday too so a post cotswold music practise will take place after this - and hopefully Darryl will bring his melodion and stay on to play with us.
Attached is the dots for the tune Lumps of Plum Pudding, which you can also get on Folk Tune Finder
And there's a video too; more for the music than anything else, though you get the idea... enjoy!
Bring trainers and hankies or neckers if you have any lying around...