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Posted By: treewind
15-Sep-07 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Subject: RE: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Thaxted use it now, and it's quite likely that more people have seen the horn dance at the annual Thaxted Ring meeting than have seen it done at Abbots Bromley.

It was used in Abbots Bromley, when Robinson was alive - the tune apparently dates from 1857.

The current AB dancers may well say they don't use it and never have, but don't expect a straight answer from them! They may well not have used it in their living memory.

It's great fiddle tune, but doesn't translate well to melodeon. Especially in the original key....