Live music for the start of our May dances.

By | June 4, 2024

3.05.24 Live music from Change of Key, Frank – lead violin, Brian – melodeon, Ian – violin/fiddle and Steve – guitar.

  • The Waggoner a 3 couple dance pub. Thompson 1783.
  • Welcome in the May an appropriate dance for May. A contemporary longways dance by Sharon Green 2018.
  • Mardigras Minnesota another longways dance.
  • Chestnut a 3 couple dance from Dancing Master 1651- 1796, interpreted by Cecil Sharpe 1912 x2
  • Barn Dance Reel a 4 couple dance x2.
  • Christina a Naomi Alexander longways dance from 1992.
  • Mendocino Redwood a longways dance by Margaret Devlin, Bob Fraley and Elizabeth Zekley 2005. Music- Woodlands Walk by Jonathan Jensen.

Thanks to the Band for a very enjoyable session.

10.05.24 ** Elfrida birthday requests, * other requests.

  • ** Guildhall a longways dance.
  • Spanking Jack a 1726 longways John & William Neal dance from Margaret McFarlane’s collection of dances.
  • ** Sam’s Maggot a 5 couple dance choreography & music Walsh c1728 reconstructed by Andrew Shaw. Fast becoming a favourite dance.
  • Diversions an Ellen Taylor longways dance 1989.
  • ** Christmas Stars a 3 couple dance.
  • Princess Royal a longways dance , choreography and music Pat Shaw.

17.05.24 Elfrida recording the dances including some more of her birthday choices.

  • Which Way Now a 4 couple dance x2. A June Jones dance involving diagonals and stars.
  • Rostillion a longways dance.
  • a 5 couple dance Nan’s Ring in circle formation by Elsie Wilson?
  • Longways St. Crispins Eve 
  • Lord Caernarfon’s Jig a 4 couple dance

24.05.24 ** more of Elfrida’s birthday choices.

  • Morrison’s Reel a 5 couple dance x2
  • Blythe Company a 3 couple dance by Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett 2012.
  • The Italian Disappointment by John & William Neal 1726.
  • ** April’s Lady a waltz for 3 couple in circular formation.
  • Hoffedd Miss Hughes a Welsh dance by Ian Hughes. “Hoffedd” translates as “Lovely”
  • Picking up Sticks a traditional Playford dance 1651 for 3 couples.

31.05.24 ** and a few more of Elfrida’s birthday choices.

  • The Spaniard a longways Playford dance from 1777.
  • ** Six for Gold a June Jones 3 couple dance x2
  • ** Sam’s Maggot (see 10.05)
  • Bonny Cuckoo a 4 couple dance by Gail Tichner 1986.
  • St.Katherine’s a John & William Neal longways dance 1726.
  • Gasconne a longways dance from 1710 interpreted by Pat Shaw.

A full and enjoyable dancing month. Our thanks to all who contributed.

Last Updated on June 4, 2024