Twelfth Night Jig

"Twelfth Night Merry-Making in Farmer Shakeshaft's Barn", from Ainsworth's Mervyn Clitheroe, by Phiz, c. 1850

Twelfth Night

Jan 5

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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night on either 5 January or 6 January, depending on which day one considers to be the first of the Twelve Days: 25 or 26 December.

Twelfth Night Jig

Twelfth Night Jig
Twelfth Night Jig

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Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary or the

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