Dances

This was our programme for 12th December 2018  8:00-10:00 @ Rainford

Merrily on High        Midwinter Maggot        Mile of Smiles     Red House Spanish Jig      Christmas Waltz      Pat’s Tradition   Star of Bethlehem       Nora’s Christmas Box       

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!