Our musicians’ practice was be led by Paul Keeler this month. This month’s Club Night concentrated on the An Dro, Hanter Dro, Avant Deux and Italian Polka dances. The dances were be taught by our experienced club members: Alice, Sarah, Roger and Quentin. Dancing to The Kitchen Band and the Pied à Terre musicians.
We welcomed back Dave Shepherd, best known as the fiddler in the fantastic Blowzabella. He led a music workshop, which featured some Avant Deux tunes and then taught the dances later in the evening. It was good to welcome back our first professional musician after such a long break.
Roger and Alice taught the Avant Deux, while Richard showed us a bourrée variation.
We were pleased to welcome Trois Pas d’Ici a great new trio of three young women from France for their first gig in England. They play wonderful traditional music from Poitou in the south, as well as the Auvergne and Sweden. With two driving fiddles and diatonic accordion, they produce some great music for dances …
Quentin taught the Montagnard and La Bourrée Tournante des Grandes Poteries; Roger the Avant Deux and Vicky a Bourrée variation
A low key, but enjoyable, evening following the excitement of the birthday bash. Roger help us to refresh our Avant Deux knowledge.
Quentin taught the Russian Crown and Alice the Avant Deux followed by an evening of informal dancing.