This weekend the internet radio station I’m involved with in Second Life will be playing English Country Dance music from a band I’ve danced to!
Bare Necessities began playing professionally in 1978 for the Country Dance Society Boston Centre , and they are now known worldwide for their unique presentation of English country dance music.
The regular Sunday-night international folk dance at MIT had special musical guests last night. Divi Zheni (“Wild Women”), a women’s Bulgarian chorus and band, sang and played for dancing. Village-style dancing is my favorite–repetitive, fairly simple dances done at some length. I adore dancing to live music. The Women’s Folk Orchestra (“the only requirement is that you’re a woman”) played an international set to close the evening, with a wonderful Hora Miresii as a last dance. It was a real treat to hear this lovely music sung live.