Chimes of Dunkirk (The)

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CHIMES OF DUNKIRK, THE. New England, Contra Dance Tune (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Le Carillon de Dunkerque (The Chimes of Dunkirk) was originally a French dance, dating after the first chime in Dunkirk was installed in 1437. The dance Chimes of Dunkirk has long been used as an introductory social dance for elementary children. Directions appear in Charles Ward Crampton's The Folk Dance Book: for Elementary Schools, Class room, Playground, etc. (1913).

Source for notated version: Joe Ryan [Laufman].

Printed source: Laufman (Okay, Let's Try a Contra, Men on the Right, Ladies on the Left, Up and Down the Hall), 1973; p. 7.

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