How to dance a jig doll!
Sssh, whisper it, but I think we may just have turned the corner into Spring? Yesterday I spotted a hint of pink blossom in the trees, and the curves of crocuses throughout the town were valiantly trying not to shiver. I was still caught in a shower of sleet midweek, but I’ve also been out, striding along clifftops and beaches under wonderfully breezy blue skies. Want a quick look?
Highlight of my week? Dancing a jig doll! It was totally unexpected. At my first ever visit to our local branch of the U3A, the entertainment was a lovely couple, Ron and Pat Keady. With Ron on guitar and vocals, Pat demonstrated her versatility and love of Appalachian music and dance forms. The Auto Harp (or dulcimer) was unfamiliar to me, but I recognised the Jew’s Harp and spoons, of course. When the paddle and the jig dolls appeared, I was enthralled. Even more so when they were passed around for the audience to try. Bashing away at the paddle, I thought I did a very creditable version of “Jambalaya”- for a beginner!
What fun! I think I’m putting one on my Christmas list. If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, the YouTube video links below will demonstrate. You will love the dog! (second clip)
Don’t forget to visit Cate at Show My Face this sunny Saturday, and share your week. Hope it was a good one? Click on the button for my previous 6WS’s.