Let’s dance Bourrée!
by Miriam Rossius
Although the bourrée is one of France’s most characteristic dance forms, its origins are shrouded in mystery. These days, the bourrée is danced at Balfolks and constantly energized and revitalized by young musicians. The dances are traditionally accompanied by the cabrette (a type of bagpipe), violin, accordion (chromatic or diatonic), hurdy-gurdy and also singing. Recently, however, other instruments such as the harmonica and the clarinet have also breathed new life into bourrée music.
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