Pat Shaw Ball on Sunday 30 April 7.30-10.30pm with Colin Hume and Keeping Thyme as part of EIFF 2017.
Pat Shaw wrote dances in various styles, but is best remembered for his Playford-style dances: The Slof Galliard, Monica’s Delight, John Tallis’s Canon and many more. He was also the first person after Cecil Sharp to study Playford’s original wording and offer his own interpretations; his version of Mr Beveridge’s Maggot has virtually replaced Sharp’s version.
2017 is the centenary of his birth, so what better way to start the festival season than with a Pat Shaw Ball?
The ball is only available to dancers with weekend tickets, which will be allocated on a strictly first come- first served basis, so that there will be space to dance.
All our callers will include Pat Shaw in their dance choices, and we have invited Bernie Culkin to have a Pat Shaw workshop.
More information is available via the EIFF webste: www.eiff.org.uk