Tony Parkes - Singing Square - Marianne

Title

Tony Parkes - Singing Square - Marianne

Subject

Northern / Singing

Description

Recorded at the Greenfield, MA, Grange Hall on June 27, 2010. The event was sponsored by Country Dance and Song Society to celebrate the publication of "On the Beat with Ralph Sweet."

In his introduction, caller Tony Parkes mentioned that this dance, created by the great New England caller Dick Leger, was "the surprise hit" of the 1957 National Square Dance convention; Leger claimed that it was the best-selling square dance record of all time. More information about Marianne, and a link to the original recording, is here.

The musicians are the band Elixir (Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle; Jesse Hazzard-Watkins, trumpet; Anna Patton, clarinet; Owen Morrison, guitar; Nils Fredland, trombone), joined by Lee Blackwell, drums; Corey DiMario, bass; Ann Percival, piano, guitar, backup vocals

Creator

Tony Parkes

Date Created

June 27, 2010

Contributor

David Millstone

Spatial Coverage

USA, Massachusetts, Greenfield

Temporal Coverage

2000 -

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