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Helen Origins: Holly and the Ivy's Old French Melody (7) RE: Origins: Holly and the Ivy's Old French Melody 17 Sep 21


A couple of Christmases ago (BC, i.e. Before Coronavirus) I saw a TV show here in Australia which delved into the history of some well-known Christmas carols, including The Holly and the Ivy:

Lucy Worsley's Christmas Carol Odyssey - BBC Four

As I recall, The Holly and the Ivy was a tune for a specific style of French dance, and Lucy W and three others demonstrated the dance.

I'll do a bit of digging and see if I can find out more information.


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