Plymouth Reel

This dance came originally from Plymouth Maids. Their side member who taught (and presumably, wrote) the dance has now left them. Enquiries about the origin are, as they say, continuing! Plymouth Maids, as we do, use the country dance tune ‘Soldier’s Joy’. This late eighteenth century tune (sometimes called 'King's Head' - the 'joy' refers to money, hence King's Head on the coin) is variously described as American, Scottish and Irish!(Lutgair An Sigeadoir/t-Saigdiura in Irish Gaelic).






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