Dances and weddings
Date 06 June 1977
Track ID 102193
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1977.116

Original Tape ID

SA1977.116

Summary

Dances and weddings

The contributor lists dances that were common in Fair Isle. These were all learned in the hall as there was no dancing taught at school. She describes the way the Shetland reel was danced. These dances were often brought in by teachers or the district nurse. The Eva Three Step was very popular in Orkney. She explains the sequence of dances that would be danced at a wedding.

Mention of a wedding where her aunt made the cake. Melodeons and fiddles were played at weddings and dances.

Item Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Dunrossness

Island - Fair Isle

Language

English

Genre

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Collection

SoSS