Posts from the ‘POLKA’ Category
From Wikipedia: – “This tune is associated with the folk dance named the “Petronella Turn” Four dancers, equally spaced around a small ring, move into the position of the dancer on their right in four steps while rotating (spinning) individually clockwise ¾. This movement is adapted from the eponymous dance “Petronella,” a traditional contra dance derived from a Scottish country dance of the same name. As a barn dance the dancers contribute ”clap-clap” of hands on beats 3.5 and 4 of the 4-beat movement” as indicated on the TAB below.
Also a danced as an “Eightsome Reel”
I have an old manuscript with this written as a March.
Video of the dance here. I am not sure what the second tune is.
Soundcloud tutorial to go here
Tab Transcribed by me from Spotify track :- Comhaltas Concert Tour 2003 – Polkas: The Little Diamond/Gan Ainm