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Oss Oss! Wee Oss! May Day in Padstow

As I have fallen behind again, it is time for that lovely invention: The Slideshow Post! This one was not on sword dancing, but I have always dreamed of going to Padstow for May Day, and I had a few … Continue reading

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Jewish Holocaust Victims Buried Under Crosses

In the final days of WWII, SS officers massacred 61 Jewish prisoners near the Bavarian town of Surberg. Today, a twenty-foot tall cross towers over their memorial, and their graves are marked by small wooden crosses. While a more Jewish … Continue reading

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In the News: Zubieta Carnival Through the Eyes of a US Dancer

The Zubieta Carnival Through the Eyes of a US Dancer Jeremy Carter-Gordon is a Sword dancer from the United States dedicated to studying European sword dancing. A few months ago on his blog, Jeremy described living in Basque Country, and now he … Continue reading

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How I Wasn’t Attacked by a Wild Boar: A Performance Art Piece with a Really Really Big Jesus

Jesus wasn’t terribly hard to find at all. I forgot that in the battle of the statues, a enormous Jesus would look down on everything from the top of the mountains overlooking the town, so we quickly won that game of hide … Continue reading

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Big Brother is Watching the Statues: Woody Allen’s Oviedo

I traveled by bus to Bilbao, played some banjo and then caught the bus to Oviedo. My friend Sarah met me at the bus station with a big hug and an offer to carry my banjo. We set off down the … Continue reading

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Adio, Euskadi! My Last Basque Sword Dance

There was one last sword dance in Basque Country that took place in the fall, and it felt like something of a homecoming for me. The dance was in Elgoibar, where I had taught Morris dancing early in my trip. … Continue reading

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Chain Sword Dancing in Marin! Also, Sevilla was splendid, but Travel was Terrible!

Time to travel halfway across Spain to see some sword dancing! My plan for the day was an ambitious one; I would bus to Huelva and then Sevilla (Seville), where I would drop my stuff at the house of a … Continue reading

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