RECENT NOSTALGIA: Schuhplattler helps lift spirits at rally

Boston Grammar School's Schuhplattler group in 2008.
Boston Grammar School's Schuhplattler group in 2008.

Boston Grammar School’s Schuhplattler group helped lift spirits at the rain-struck Carrington Steam and Vintage Rally 10 years ago.

The dance troupe has enjoyed some high profile gigs during its history, including appearances on Blue Peter and more recently Britain’s Got Talent.

Schuhplattler, itself, is a folk dance which can be traced back to the 11th century in the Alpine regions of Bavaria and Tyrol.