Trunkles

This is another dance which is found in many Cotswold village traditions, with each village having a slightly different version of dance, and often, tune as well. It would appear (from quite scanty evidence) that the dance was introduced to the Ilmington side around 1900. The tune may be by Charles Dibden (1745 - 1814) who also wrote 'The Bells of Aberdovey' and 'Tom Bowling'. If so it was originally called 'Trinculo's Jig' and was the music for an interlude in Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' in which the character is the jester.






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