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Northlands Festival
Alexandra Semenova
Russian Folk Singer 
Saturday 23 September 2000 - Market Square, Wick 

Alexandra Semenova a famous Russian folk singer gave a street performance in Market Square, Wick.  Her powerful voice was more than a match for singing outdoors without a microphone.  Backed by traditonal music supplied by a balalika and accordian they whipped up a great sound.  Persuading reluctant members of the crowd to join in with traditional dances and songs she gradually got a few people into circles for some of the more simple steps.  Children joined her for several songs in which she kept the movement of the songs going in the dance.  
An unusual and entertaining event for Wick on a Saturday morning.   

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Recognise this famous local dancer plucked from the crowd?
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