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The Amazing Story of  "THE FLORAL DANCE"

A Good Cornish Read ~ A Great Cornish Gift

 

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What is THE FLORAL DANCE?  Who wrote THE FLORAL DANCE?  Who sang THE FLORAL DANCE?

PLEASE NOTE: The Amazing Story of THE FLORAL DANCE
is now available as a downloadable book in pdf format.
Plans for a printed Third Edition are currently on hold.
To order the download (GBP5) please click the BUY NOW button below.

Pictures from the book    floraldance.bookcover     About the Author

In a fully-illustrated new book Cornish musician Ian Marshall
unfolds the story of the world's first best-selling ballad -

The Floral Dance

In the book:-

Historic photographs of the beautiful and talented Katie Moss, composer of
THE FLORAL DANCE,
and her family, and of the real Cornish people and events that inspired the song.

How Katie composed
THE FLORAL DANCE, her musical choices and techniques,
with musical examples.

Details and pictures of many of the hundreds of performers who have
sung and played
THE FLORAL DANCE over the past ninety years!

Ian Marshall
SONGS OF CORNWALL
27 Treheath Road, Dobwalls,
Cornwall PL14 4LE UK
Tel: (44) 01579 321433
E-mail:ian@floraldance.com

Many pictures for the book, and a good deal of help and encouragement while writing, came from Graham Matthews,

who has created a superb site at  www.helstonhistory.co.uk. See below for more details.

HELSTON SITE RING
Ring Owner: Graham G Matthews Site: HELSTON HISTORY
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CORNISH MUSIC!

Ian`s Cornish CDs include:

21 SONGS of CORNWALL
www.songsofcornwall.com

A treasury of traditional Cornish songs from Bodmin, Truro, Looe, Cadgwith, Padstow, Helston.......All recorded in Ian`s unique multi-track arrangements

Hear Ian`s SONGS of CORNWALL
on YouTube


SINGING for CORNWALL
The follow-up album, with many more songs plus a selection of Cornish dance tunes.

SWITCHED-ON CORNWALL
 A wide-ranging selection of Cornish dance tunes meet and mingle in an entertaining electronic adventure.

Ian has also recorded the only CD of traditional Devon songs currently available.
GOLDEN SONGS of DEVON  

FUNNIEST ANIMAL ALBUM
and SING SPORT

Entertaining songs for children about animals, sports and games of all kinds.

THE FATHER CHRISTMAS SONG http://www.fatherchristmassong.com
The seasonal title song is followed by more of Ian`s songs for children plus a selection of favourites that parents will remember.

Buy all CDs online at

www.songsofcornwall.com

OR

direct from Ian
GBP 10 + GBP 2 p/p per item

E-mail ian@floraldance.com.
Telephone 01579 321433



Links:-

Parish Chest - Your Cornish Ancestors

Cornish Connexions

Tintagel: King Arthur Country

Rosemary`s Cornwall Links

Cornish Books

Little Cornwall !