Dances

This was our programme for Wednesday 25th May 2022 @ 8:00pmEleanor Mehew and Clare Park calling to the music of Change of Key

Eleanor’s Choice 

Gordon’s Dance                              longways                        Dr Faustus set

Mr Isaac’s Maggot                          longways

Trip to Bavaria                                 4 couples            

Row well ye Mariners                     longways

The Round-up                                  longways                        Fiddle Hill Jig set

Clare’s Choice 

The Lacemaker

Keys in the Fridge                                               Clog de Pariseau set

Double Duet

Battle Bridge                                                        Battlebridge March set

Yorkshire Rose                                                    Castlewall set

As well as our resident caller Clare we like to ask callers from neighbouring clubs to call for us. We often ask Norman Bearon and we welcomed Mike Barraclough back just before Easter!  Eleanor Mehew is calling for us in May.

As well as our usual Wednesday club nights we have two dances for special occasions.  Our End of Summer Saturday dance in September and our Xmas Dance on 28 December.  In 2014 on 27 August we featured Foxfire from the USA with caller Norman Bearon.  Christmas 2014 saw the return of Martyn Harvey and for our End of Summer Dance 2016 we had  a workshop and evening dance with Geoff Cubitt with resident band Change of KeyBernie Culkin has called for us recently and Rhodri Davies called for our Xmas dance 2019 and will call again for us for our End of Summer Dance on 5th September 2020.

Playford and Playford style dances are very popular in our club. Alongside those to be found in the Barnes Collection I, 2 and 3 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.