Redruth, American Square Dance: Pete and Ellen Vigour, Ray Banks
AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE
with PETE and ELLEN VIGOUR from Virginia, USA
and guest banjoist, RAY BANKS
at Lanner Band Hall, Lanner Hill, Redruth TR16 5SZ
Dance 8pm. Flatfoot workshop 7-8pm
Tickets: £10*/£7; Under 16s £5*/£3 (*workshop & dance)
In support of the Carn Marth Trust
A rare opportunity for an American Square Dance with Ellen and Pete Vigour from Virginia, USA. With guest banjoist, Ray Banks, these three fine musicians and caller promise you a terrific evening of Appalachian tunes and squares to dance your socks off to. Ellen's fun and skilfull calling will guide dancers through the moves, making sure that everyone gets involved whatever their experience.
Pete and Ellen are in Cornwall for a brief visit, as their band, Uncle Henry's Favorites, is booked at the Friends of American Old Time Festival in Gainsboro.... The Old Time Herald says of them: "they're a dyed-in-the-wool old-time band with an enviable repertoire, inspiring chops, a noteworthy fan base, super-big hearts, and commitment to passing the music along. They jump into a tune or song with such spirit and musicianship, it's as though they're channelling old masters - but in their own style....truly central Virginia's community string band."
Ellen, Pete and Ray's gig in Penzance 5 years ago sold out, so make sure you get your dancing shoes on for 17 Feb.
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