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matachin

(ˌmætəˈʃiːn) or

matachina

n
1. (Dancing) a 16th century dance performed by extravagantly dressed masked dancers carrying swords
2. (Dancing) a ritual dance performed by native Mexican dancers
3. (Dancing) a dancer in a 16th century sword dance
4. (Dancing) a dancer in a native Mexican ritual dance
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Further tracks will be 10,000 Miles Away, Betsy Baker and Roll The Woodpile Down from Broadside; Roll Alabama, Gosport Nancy and Let Her Run off Revival; Fakenham Fair and Whiskey Is The Life Of Man from Matachin and Burlesque number London Town.
He does not know his parents and has had little contact outside the guild's Matachin Tower.
Accompanied by Newcastle-based fiddler, Rachael McShane, the band have gone from strength to strength since their Matachin album in 2008.