A snippet of a really old dance called Coinage Hall (traditionally danced at the end of the Helston Flora), here, to a tune called 'Mind the Nettles' . This video was taken at the Falmouth University Campus, Penryn.
SKILLYWIDDEN are amongst the leading lights of the nos lowen style of Cornish Celtic dance music.
Born out of the legendary Dalla, internationally acclaimed champions of Cornish music for nearly twenty years until they stood down from their live concert and festival performances in 2017: Skillywidden are renowned for whipping up wild nights of Cornish dancing at the main events on Cornwall’s nos lowen scene.
The line-up includes members of Dalla, as well as special guests drawn from the cream of Cornish musical talent, both from the world of traditional Cornish music, and from other genres too.
Skillywidden’s exhilarating performances convey the sheer joy they take in Cornwall’s indigenous culture.
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