Dances

This is our programme for 27th November 2019  8:00-10:00 @ Rainford

Auretti’s Dutch Skipper     Mendocino Redwood      How great is the Pleasure     Long Odds      Kneeland Romp        Old Wife behind the Fire    Young Phillis of Wakefield      Upon a Summer’s Day       Bonny Cuckoo Well Hall         Graies Inn Mask       Sun Assembly

Playford and Playford style dances are very popular in our club. Alongside those to be foundbehi in the Barnes Collection I and II are the dances from Maggot Pie and Fallibroome. Hugh Stewart’s The Country Dance Book proves very useful and typical of the contra and contemporary material the club enjoys. Other dances are from the “Ring O’ Bells” series. I use tunes from the Portland Collections amongst other books, particularly for contra dances.

As well as our usual Wednesday club nights we have dances for special occasions.  Our “End of Summer” dance 2014 on 27 August featured Foxfire from the USA with caller Norman Bearon.  Christmas 2014 saw the return of Martyn Harvey and in 2015 we welcomed back Rhodri Davies plus resident band. For our End of Summer Dance 2016 we will have a workshop and evening dance with Geoff Cubitt plus Change of Key.  We enjoy a real mix of dances!