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Cornish Dance Workshop – Wonderful Wednesdays

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of Liskeard Cornish Christmas come and learn some Cornish dancing so you will be ready to strut your stuff at the Gool Nadelik Christmas Party on Saturday 30th November.

Join us in the Liskerrett Centre for a spot of footstompin’ fun Cornish dancing with LIVE music from our community musicians and occasional guests! Wednesday nights, 7-9pm.


An opportunity to learn or refresh a selection of Cornish Dances with . . .

  • a furry dance or two
  • a handful of reels : Newlyn, Three Hand, Four Hand, Six Hand
  • a few challenges: Mrs Parkyn’s Jig, Boscastle Breakdown, Mesk yn Merdh, An Scubel, Lattapuch, Corwedhen, Turkey Rhubarb, Gwari Pymp (a game of 5’s)
  • an industrial revolution or two: Tin Stamp, Cock-in-Britches, Fish, Tin & Copper, Millers Dance

All dances taught from scratch, and adapted to suit the dancers and numbers. Suitable for all levels.

Bring scoots/clogs/taps/hard shoes if you have them for step dancing in the second half.


A chance to play Cornish folk music for dancing: our dance tunes over the series will include:

Awel Vase (Oll A Dro)
Boscastle Breakdown
Begone From My Window (Kabm Dew)
Bouncing Sam Jago
Breannick Furry
Cock in Britches
Fer Lyskerrys
Fish, Tin And Copper
Hernen Widn (Mrs Parkyn’s Jig)
Keel Row/Cats Got The Measles (Cornish Mating Dance)
King of Sweden
Mind the Nettles
Neidges Awarra / Oll an Gerriow / Coer Elath (Kabm Pymp)
Newlyn Reel
Perranzabuloe (Miller’s Dance)
Plethan A Beswar (4 Hand Reel)
Plethen A Dry (3 Hand Reel)
Polka Covath (Corwedhen)
Sunny Corner (6 Hand Reel)
Tregajorran Furry
Tin Stamp
Tom Bawcock’s Eve / Truro Agricultural Show / Breakfast at Bryony’s (Old Hand-in-Hand)
Turkey Rhubarb
We Be

You’ll find the dots for some of the tunes in FOOCH!, Racca, or on an-daras.com..

Magic Hat PAYF (pay as you feel) collection – (a fiver or two would be nice)



November 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Scoots Kernow


Liskerrett Community Centre
Varley Lane, Liskeard, PL14 4AP
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01579 340307