Carding nights ended in dancing; dances in the kitchen.
Date 24 September 1970
Track ID 68634
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1970.248

Original Tape ID

SA1970.248

Summary

Carding nights ended in dancing; dances in the kitchen.

Girls went to carding nights, where wool was dressed. Later on the boys would turn up and they finished the evening with dancing. Weddings were held at home, a few in Lerwick, and dancing took place in the barn.

Barbara Graham's family danced in their kitchen. Their dances were popular, as boys knew they would get a dance with the four sisters. There was never a large company, perhaps 20 or 30. Her brother was the fiddler.

Recording Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Tingwall

Island - Shetland Mainland

Item Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Tingwall

Island - Shetland Mainland

Village - Houll, Weisdale

Language

English

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS