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Origin of Appalachian Square Dance

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Origin of Appalachian Square Dance

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Thurston rejects the notion that Appalachian squares did not originate from American Indian dances nor were they independently created. He concludes that they came from Europe, particular from the British Isles and even more particularly from Ireland. He demonstrates a strong connection between the structure of typical Appalachian squares with that of the Irish "rinncĂ­ fighte" dance.

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Northern Junket, vol. 9 #11, pp. 2-7
Northern Junket, vol. 9 #12, pp. 8-13

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October and December, 1969

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This Item is related to Item: Set Running - Cecil Sharp in America
This Item is related to Item: Stu Jamieson - The Old-Time Kentucky Running Set
This Item is related to Item: Phil Jamison 1: Southern Appalachian Dance
This Item is related to Item: Phil Jamison 4 - Cecil Sharp and the "running set"