Wednesday, October 3, 2012

dancing in Donegal

Mazurkas are a dance, in particular, a round dance done by four couples. This 3/4 dance form originated in the Mazovia region of Poland and arrived to Britain by the early 1800s. Now, you will hear this dance-form mostly in Donegal, where it is more commonly found being played at sessions amongst fiddle players.

 Just click here for the written version: Sonny's

Lastly, I wanted to share this video of the great Donegal fiddler, Vincent Campbell playing Sonny's  at a local session.  Lovely stuff indeed.

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