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The Hornpipe: The Dance with a Certain Jaunty Something

Saturday 12 November, 2.00-4.00pm, Christ's College, Cambridge

You are invited to join us for a musical seminar: "THE HORNPIPE: The Dance with a Certain Jaunty Something" For many hundreds of years the hornpipe has occupied a small but significant corner in the music and dance culture of the British Isles. >From Chaucer, through Shakespeare, down to the "Sailor's Hornpipe" and "Captain Pugwash". It is an inviting object of study, but surprisingly little work has been done on it. This seminar is the second of an occasional series hosted by the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band. We shall examine the history and origins of the hornpipe; its popular and regional varieties; dance techniques; and instrumental performance techniques. It will take place in the New Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on Saturday 12 November. The seminar will be led by PETE COOPER [of the London Fiddle School], and introduced for CUCB by ED EMERY The event is open to all interested parties. Just turn up on the day. Non-musicians are welcome. Admission is free - but we'll take a whip-round for incidental expenses. Further details from ed.emery@britishlibrary.net Back to Index of Conferences Back to Index of Past Conferences, 2005
 
Last updated Thu, 15-Oct-2005 11:12 / GAC