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Title: Interesting Picture in ED&S
Post by: JD on December 05, 2007, 11:23:06 AM
The current edition of English Dance and Song contains an article on the Grenoside Sword Dancers. There is a photograph, dated about 1895, of the side with a musician holding what looks like a melodeon or possibly a flutina. I can only remember having seen archive photographs from this period of dance sides with fiddle or concertina.

Would anyone with a copy of the magazine (and possibly sharper eyes than mine) care to comment on what the instrument in the photograph might be?
Title: Re: Interesting Picture in ED&S
Post by: pipives on December 05, 2007, 11:50:55 AM
I've seen a copy of that picture too. I couldn't work out what it was either. I'm seeing one of the grenoside team next week so will ask him if he can find a better copy of the picture.
Title: Re: Interesting Picture in ED&S
Post by: pipives on December 14, 2007, 11:27:29 AM
I've seen a copy of that picture too. I couldn't work out what it was either. I'm seeing one of the grenoside team next week so will ask him if he can find a better copy of the picture.

Joe Dunn from Grenoside came up to give a talk to Newcastle Kingsmen on Wednesday, and had a copy of that picture with him. It looks like it's definiteley a flutina, although the date on the back of the photograph Joe had said it was taken in 1938, even though it was the same one as in the magazine (I've seen a copy of the magazine so I know it's the same picture!)
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