Cornwall has a rich heritage of traditional dance which reflects its social history and industrial geography. The aim of this Cornwall Heritage Trust project is to introduce beginners to these dances. This pack is designed to help teachers engage children with Cornwall’s dancing tradition.
The expression “Wassail” in English / “Wassel” in Cornish is derived from the Old Norse toast “Ves heill” with the meaning “be in good health. We do not know when it was adopted into Cornish, but it could have arrived as early as the ninth century with the Danish Vikings.
Penzance Guize Dancers and Tir Ha Tavas: Kan Rag Dons ( a song for a dance) project 2014 Penzance Guize Dancers were formed in May 2012 to learn the art of guizing from Tudor times to the present. Tir ha Tavas (Delia and Dave Brotherton) write and perform songs in
Scoot Lyskerrys and Kescana: Kan Rag Dons (a song for a dance) project 2014 Scoot Lyskerrys:a Liskeard based Cornish Dance Group and Dance Band Kescanna have sung, laughed and eaten cake together for many years. An a capella folk group with a particular interest in the rich heritage of Cornish
Bolingey Troyl band and dancers with Stamp & Go:Kan Rag Dons (a song for a dance) Project 2014 The Bolingey Troyl Band and Dancers are a group of fun-loving, lively enthusiastic people from the North Coast of Cornwall who perform traditional and contemporary tunes, songs and dances. Stamp and Go
Kemysk and The Fifty Degrees take part in the Kan Rag Dons (a song for a dance) project 2014 Kemysk, meaning mixture in Cornish, are a Cornish dance display team with members from the length and breadth of Cornwall. The Fifty Degrees are an enthusiastic group from Penzance who sing