Cornish Floral Dance

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 Theme code Index    1355 1H551
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    ENGLAND(Southwest)
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Michael Raven
 Book/Manuscript title    English Country Dance Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 154
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1984
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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CORNISH FLORAL DANCE. English (Cornwall), Country Dance (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The title may refer to the Helston Furry Day festivities, held at Helston, Cornwall, in May. According to Simpson & Roud (Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore, 2000), the word 'furry' is a dialect term related to 'fair', while the word 'flora' or 'floral' (used by both locals and visitors) "may have been introduced by early 'authorities' who liked to link our customs with Roman festivals, but the word so well sums up the spring greenery and flowers which decorate the town, and its inhabitants, that its aptness probably guarantees its continuance" (p. 173).

Printed source: Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 154.

T:Cornish Floral Dance
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