On Thursday 26th May 2022 we met at The Village Inn, Killay for an evening tour. The beer was splendid and the landlord gave us a fiver before we started, guaranteeing our return. The weather was miserable and the musicians (Sian, Kev and Di) sheltered under a canopy while we danced in the drizzle.
We had a few dancers missing but still had seven dancers (Alex H, Alison, Ben, Di, Geoff, Ken and Nige). Alex is still carrying a shoulder injury, and with only 7 dancers we had a limited repertoire that we could perform. Alison and Di are up to speed with Bampton, Adderbury and Fieldtown handkerchief dances so we managed a few dances from these traditions. Sian played in spite of being attacked and badly bitten by a neighbour’s dog at the weekend, her fiddle playing seemed unaffected.
We moved from The Village Inn to The Railway in Upper Killay where we were delighted to find that the car park has been re-surfaced since our last visit and we weren’t dancing around pot-holes for a change. The rain had eased so the musicians were able to play out in the open. We danced dances from Bampton, Adderbury and Fieldtown and Constant Billy (Headington). The beer was up to the usual Railway standard and we had difficulty persuading Geoff to leave the bar, especially after he tweaked his old knee injury. Once we finished dancing Kev and Di treated us to tune session in the marquee.
Write up kindly provided by Nigel Haworth.
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