Last dances of the year.

By | December 28, 2023

1.12.23  Some of Geraldine’s birthday requests*

  • * (The) Geud man of Ballangigh a longways dance, pub. Playford 1698. Also on Pat’s birthday list.
  • * Christmas Stars very seasonal…a 3 couple dance also danced in December 2022.
  • The Fair Quaker of Deal, a longways dance from the Walsh collection 1715, with some adaptation by J.J. Coincidentally I visited Deal a few weeks ago.
  • Solitaire a longways dance.
  • Whim of the Momentlongways dance pub. Thompson 1791.

8.12.23 Elfrida recording the dances.

  • Christmas Stars see last week.
  •  Jamaica a 4 couple dance x2. 
  • Clopton Bridge a 4 couple dance x2. A hornpipe, so hop skip rhythm.
  • Maiden Moor a 4 couple dance x2.
  • Bobbing Joe another 4 couple dance.
  • Upon a Summer’s day some wishful thinking here as it’s pouring rain outside!  A 3 couple dance.

15.12.23 more of Geraldine’s birthday choices*

  • * Mirror Me a 3 couple dance x2. A lovely dance once you get into it.
  • * Marching to Praetorius a 2 couple Gary Roodman dance. x2
  • Abbot’s Way a 4 couple dance x2
  • The Doldrum this 4 couple dance has some tricky moves, we danced it twice to try to nail them!
  • The Maid Peeked out the Window a 4 couple dance x2.

22.12.23 Our last country dance session before Christmas and the New Year. We celebrated with live music from Change of Key (Frank’s Band) and refreshments.

  • Trip to Sheringham a 4 couple dance, in a square formation. The musical accompaniment was a Seasonal Medley.
  • Jackdaw another 4 couple dance.
  • Eastbourne Grove a 3 couple dance.
  • The Hive another 3 couple dance.
  • Lord Caernarfon’s Jig a 4 couple dance Playford reconstructed by Cecil Sharp in 1910
  • (The) Comical Fellow a favourite 4 couple dance, pub. Thompson 1776 on which to end 2023’s dances.

We danced most of them twice.


Our many thanks to June for keeping us dancing. Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.


Last Updated on December 28, 2023