Cornucopia are an Appalachian Dance Group performing to a variety of American, Irish and British Folk music. They are based in Grove, Oxfordshire. The dancers are energetic performers and interesting to watch, and the band is great to listen to, typically featuring fiddle, banjo and guitar, and bluegrass music. Appalachian-style clog dancing is called step clogging and is closely linked to traditional old-time American music. In fact, the dance becomes part of the music, as the sound of the dancers’ feet creates a driving, rhythmic background to the old-time American tunes. Step clogging (with tap shoes) is an American folk dance that has its origins in the southern Appalachian mountains of the United States of America. Whilst it has strong ties to the step dance of the British Isles brought to the region by European settlers, clogging is also influenced by the traditional dance of Native Americans, and the solo “buck & wing” dance of African Americans. Appalachian step clogging can still be found in western North Carolina, South and West Virginia, and other places in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
They are performing Ebenezer with music by The Shady Grove String Band