Grenoside Processional

This garland version of the Grenoside dance from Sheffield was learned from Appleyard Traditional Dancers, and the tune 'Speed the Plough' (correctly 'Speed the Plow') is used, usually with a change of key half way through to make it more interesting. Although it usually thought of as a traditional tune it is usually attributed to John Moorehead, principal viola player at Covent Garden, in 1799. It became a very popular tune, but the composer hanged himself in 1804! Recent research indicates it may have been composes a little earlier, in 1785 by Edward Light. 'Once in Royal David's City' is used at Christmas time.

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