Dances

This was our programme for Wednesday 22nd June 2022 @ 8:10pmClare calling to the music of Change of Key

Corelli’s Gavotte 

No Taxes

Sapphire Sea

Queen’s Jig

Mr Heywood’s Success

Alice

Boys of Oakhill

Shades of Green                                       Father Kelly set

Juice of Barley

Flower for Stephanie

As well as our resident caller Clare we like to ask callers from neighbouring clubs to call for us.  We welcomed Mike Barraclough back just before Easter 2022!  Eleanor Mehew called for us in May and Norman Bearon called in June.

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.