Roger taught Bourée and Schottische variations
An encouraging attendance, Roger and Quentin taught a basic Bourrée, the Montagnarde and Carnaval de Lanz.
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 …
Richard, assisted by Roger and Alice taught a Circle Schottische, Quentin taught La Crosada (a bourrée variation) and Alice a Schottische Variation.
French bal with local musicians – Folk Salad – beginning with a workshop for bourrées + a Breton, and Basque, dance. A fun and interesting evening of popular French bal dances accompanied by a rich and varied French/Scandinavian fiddle sound; plus a couple of different but simple dances from the north and south of France to begin with in …
Quentin taught the Montagnard and La Bourrée Tournante des Grandes Poteries; Roger the Avant Deux and Vicky a Bourrée variation
This month we featured the bourrée, which according to one source is, a very lively old traditional French dance from several mainly Southern provinces. It is usually played and accompanied by a Cabrette (one of the French bagpipes) a Vielle (hurdy-gurdy) and fiddle and accordion. Depending on regional customs and rhythm (2 or 3 beats) the …
Excellent music with tuition from Alice and Roger on a circle bourrée the schottische.