Canadian folk singer Petunia revisits a strange episode in history: the 1518 Strasbourg “dancing plague”. Affecting as many as four hundred young women over its course, the outbreak remains unexplained to this day – and that’s where Petunia and his band of expert players step in. It’s old-timey musical yarnspinning at its finest, but with a note of caution: if you feel a sudden urge to dance, you’d best not invite the neighbours…
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