The Dance

This is the song written by Cat Kelly for the opening ceremony of Folk Weekend: Oxford 2017. It doesn't yet have a proper name, so please do let us know if you've got any suggestions!

Cat would like to invite anyone who wants to learn the song, and join her to sing it on the forecourt of the Ashmolean Museum at 10am on Saturday 22nd April, to officially kick off the 2017 festival. If you'd like to be taught it, rather than learn it yourself, you can come to the workshop on Saturday 4th March where Cat will be teaching this song and a handful of others.

There will be a warm up and quick rehearsal on Saturday 22nd at 9.15am in the Quaker Meeting House, on St Giles.

Click here for lyrics

Click here for a score

DownloadNamePlay Length
downloadThe dance - all parts

2:14 min
downloadThe dance - alto

2:12 min
downloadThe dance - bass

2:14 min
downloadThe dance - soprano

2:12 min
downloadThe dance - tenor high

2:12 min
downloadThe dance - tenor low

2:12 min
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Click here for details of the workshop on 4th March.

Click here for large print lyrics

Click here to download the lyrics as a word doc

Click here to download the lyrics a large print word doc

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