Cornish Folk Tradition: Songs Music Dance and Associated Customs
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Cornish Dance: St Day Furry
The St Day Feast Dance was written in 1970 to music by Kenneth Pelmear. St Day Feast is held on the first Sunday after Trinity. The version given here is that widely adopted for Cornish Social Dances, members of Ros Keltek met with the St Days dancers rehearsing in 1981 and learned the dance from them.
Formation: Processional dance for two couples in a line, man on the lady’s left..
Hold Hands crossed in front St Day Furry
Steps Gliding, step close step to right, beginning with the right foot then repeat to left beginning with the left foot
Bars  
1-8 8 steps forward.
9-12 Release hands, form a circle of four, step in and out twice.
13-16 Right hand star, continuing to glide in and out.
17-20 Left hand star, continuing to glide in and out.
21 Turn backs all.
22 Turn in all.
23 Ladies turn completely around.
24 Bow/curtsey to Partner.
Repeat as often as wished.
The tune for the St Day furry was written by Kenneth Pelmear, inspired by Tea Treat marches from the St Day area. The version of the tune given here is that provided by Kenneth Pelmear when he visited the Lowender Peran Festival in October 1991. St Day Feast (Kenneth Pelmear 1970) . Midi
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