6 Garland Dance (Tip-Top Polka)

This Garland dance was written by Tina Brown, based on the Great Wishford Garland Dance. The tune used is 'Tip-Top Polka' which is used by the Bacup dancers of Lancashire, (who call it 'Clow Bang' or 'Clow Bank') and is probably by Max Maretzky,the Polish-American composer, conductor, and impresario, written about 1850, and published by Walker of Philadelphia. The Polka took over as the popular dance of the day in the 1830s, ousting the Gavotte, and many tunes were written and adapted to fit the new rhythm at about that time.






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