Catro Vellos Mariñeiros musica tradicional de Galicia

My thanks to Martin Calpe for sending this one over. The two types of sailing vessel you see here are the lancha, used for transport, and the dorna, much smaller and used for fishing.

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The Sailor’s Hornpipe

Our pal Rosie Davis steps the Sailor’s Hornpipe in a live recording of the lunchtime session at the Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out weekend, 2012.

If you listen carefully, you can hear the pub crowd asking her to demonstrate various ship-board activities, some of which are more serious than others!

The tune, of course, is the College Hornpipe, which is traditional for this dance. I apologise for my momentary flakiness near the beginning!

For more doings organised by Julie and Gavin Atkin see: Singdanceandplay.net

For more about Rosie, see: www.scorpweb.co.uk/html/rosie_davis.html

The image is an 1889 engraving of sailor’s dancing. Copies are available at www.old-print.com.