We started dancing on the piazza at 19:30 with a stunning backdrop of Swansea Bay and the stunning Bannau Brycheiniog in the distance. A rainbow announced our arrival across moody skies as dancers leaped into action with British Grenadiers and a small crowd gathered in eager anticipation.
Between dances the team dashed to a public house to refill tankards and quench dry mouths, leaving a groove in the concrete only Speedy Gonzales would be proud of. Meanwhile, Jaunty our obtuse horse, relished in making adults and children scream alike, with menacing lurches and jaws snapping. Jaunty’s hip was hurting so he retired early from further malarkey.
At half time, we took a gentle stroll down the coast to perform opposite the Pilot until the setting sun waved us on our journeys
home. Some couldn’t resist the smell of more ale and were drawn like a moth to a flame for a nightcap at the Park Inn.
British Grenadiers, Fieldtown
Rose Tree, Bampton
Brighton Camp, Adderbury
Constant Billy, Headington
Step and Fetch Her, Bampton
Postman’s Knock, Adderbury (1 ½ times)
Lads a Bunchum, Adderbury
Speed the Plough, Bampton
Banks of the Lea, Badby
Vandalls of Hammerwich
Bonny Green, Bampton
Words by Stewart.
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