The Helston Furry Dance reel

Also known as Cornish Floral Dance, The Cornish Floral Dance, Flora Dance, The Flora Dance, Floral Dance, The Floral Dance, Furry Dance, The Furry Dance.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Helston Furry Dance has been added to 1 tune set.

The Helston Furry Dance has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Helston Furry Dance
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D2 | G3 A B3 c | d2 d2 d2 ef | g2 d2 dedc | B2 G2 G2 :|
|: (3GAB | c2 e2 e2 dc | Bcde ddef | g2 d2 dedc | B2 G2 G2 :|

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The Helston Furry Dance

A tune that gets played at the Golden Guinea session, Bristol, UK when there are visitors from Cornwall in the pub. It’s a very simple tune, but they seem to appreciate it being played for them.

This tune is used to accompany a traditional processional dance through the streets of Helston (a town in Cornwall, UK) on 8th May each year. I believe that the town band normally play it in FMaj.

More info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furry_Dance