Sheet Music: Saint Patrick's An Dro

TitleSaint Patrick's An Dro
Alternate titlesSt. Patrick's En Dro
As Covas Do Rei Cintolo
ComposerTraditional Breton
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo88 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-09-19
Last updated2009-09-19
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Celtic Music, Dance tunes, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 19 September 2009

Tune of the Day: Saint Patrick's An Dro

Traditional Breton dance tune

An Dro or En dro (Breton for "the turn") is a Breton folk dance in 2/4. The dancers link little fingers in a long line, swinging their arms, and moving to their left by taking longer steps in that direction than when stepping right.

An Dros often have songs associated with them, and these are usually sung as a verse/chorus or call/response, with the leader (the person at the left-hand end of the line) singing the verses or calls. The musicians will sometimes play from the middle of the dance floor, and the dancers will then often form a spiral around them.

Saint Patrick's An Dro has recently been brought to popularity by Galician bagpiper and recorder player Carlos Núñez in his albums Un Galicien en Bretagne and Almas de Fisterra. Núñez, who performed with The Chieftains in the Grammy-winning album Santiago, has become referred to as the “7th member” of the famous Irish band.