This is our programme for Wednesday 6th December 2023 @ 8:00pm – Clare Park calling to the music of Change of Key.
Dances for LL – 6th December 2023
Dancing across the Atlantic
Yorkshire Rose Frosty the Snowman set
A Flower for Stephanie
Dr Vincent’s Delight
Money in both Pockets
Passages Away in a Manger set
As well as our resident callers Clare and June 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 and will join us in January 2023 Bernie Culkin enjoys calling for us.
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 Key. Bernie 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.