Kan Skooswas / Can Scoswas from the Tan Ha Dowr 2000 project
Kan_Skooswas pdf file
Robert Morton Nance provides no sources for the tunes and songs in his Cledry plays. Some tunes are found elswhere in Cornish tradition and some are likely to have been his own composition. There are often step dances associated with the song or tune but little in the way of instruction and dancers are left to improvise. The Cledry plays were inspired by what Nance describes as the “Guise Dance Drolls”, a tradition still in living memory when he lived in Nancledra in the early 20th century. Guise Dance traditions recorded elswhere used step and broom dances as part of the dramatic action and some of Nance’s tunes work well for these dances. Kan Skooswas / The Squires song is a good rhythmic match for the Broom Stick Dance from Boscastle.
Kan Skooswas /Can Scoswas from the Tan Ha Dowr 2000 Project
See Also Can Scoswas: Racca- Cornish Tunes For Cornish Sessions Project 1995-97