The Triumph

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Fiona wrote:

> Some Cornish dancers told me that in their part of the country The Triumph
> is a wedding dance, and there are lots of variations or triumphs throughout
> the British Isles. The first couple represent the bride and groom, the
> second the brides parents, the third the grooms parents and the fourth the
> best man and maid.

There is a description of this dance in Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
(Chapter Seven - The Tranter's Party) published in 1872 -
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2662/2662.txt for those people who don't have a copy
to hand. (Bill Ireland pointed this out to us at St Andrews about 10 years ago)

Malcolm L Brown
York

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