Pieces of Eight

Devised by Rod Downey on 4 March 2020 as a relatively simple fugal dance with the movement of Ladies of Dunse as a basis.

On 15 June, the first Monday of dancing after the lockdown, Johnsonville Club danced the world premiere of Pieces of Eight. As a special treat, Aileen Logie had brought her accordion along to club and played Pieces of Eight – the jig version of Peter Elmes’ 1984 hornpipe tune

Aileen Logie played the jig version of Pieces of Eight at Johnsonville’s first night of dancing following the Covid-19 lockdown

See more about the history of the Pieces of Eight dance and tune

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