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Maggot Pie

Maggot Pie

A book of tunes for country dances - arranged for piano by William Porter.

1932 edition.

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More Clog Dancing

More Clog Dancing


By Brenda Walker

A step by step guide to the art of traditional Durham and Northumberland clog dancing. Advanced steps for the experienced dancer.

With illustrations by Robert Olley and comprehensive instruction, this book is a valuable resource for those wishing to progress to an advanced level.

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20.00

Southern Harvest

Southern Harvest


English Folk Songs from the Hammond and Gardiner Manuscripts

The Hammond and Gardiner manuscripts are amongst the most important nineteenth century collections of English folk song. This omnibus volume containing The Constant Lovers and The Foggy Dew completes the revised series.

The two books have been extensively revised and updated by Steve Gardham. They are accompanied by comprehensive notes and the biographies of the principal singers from all four volumes.

These are songs of comedy and tragedy, of love fulfilled and love denied, of war and peace, of land and sea, of the marvellous and the mundane. Songs both great and small that our ancestors took to their hearts and made part of their lives, which may very well have been lost forever. They are presented here for new generations of singers and musicians. Some are very old, others less so. They world that made them is gone, but they speak to the human condition today just as they did a century and more ago.

This volume is dedicated to the memory of the late Frank Purslow.

Originally selected and edited by Frank Purslow
Revised by Steve Gardham
Foreword by Martin Carthy MBE

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More Clog Dancing

More Clog Dancing


Price: 20.00


By Brenda Walker

A step by step guide to the art of traditional Durham and Northumberland clog dancing. Advanced steps for the experienced dancer.

With illustrations by Robert Olley and comprehensive instruction, this book is a valuable resource for those wishing to progress to an advanced level.


Country Dance Book Parts 5 and 6

Country Dance Book Parts 5 and 6

By Cecil J. Sharp and Maud Karpeles. Part 5, first published in 1918, describes the Kentucky Running Set, and Part 6, first published in 1922, contains 52 country dances from The English Dancing Master and a general index to all 6 volumes.

Parts 1 & 2 are out of print.

Captain's Ceilidh

Captain's Ceilidh


Price: 3.00

A Collection of Dances Old and New

Including: The Mary Rose, Anchors Aweigh, Atlantic Hornpipe, The Jolly Roger, The Saucy Sailor, Drake’s Drum, Ensign Rag, The Capstan Fiddler, Southsea Crumble, Trafalgar Square, The Boston Teaparty, The Dressed Ship, Peter’s Galleon, The Three Sea Captains, College Hornpipe, The Boatman, Portsmouth.

Ceilidh Collection

Ceilidh Collection


Price: 11.95


Contrary Contra - Colin Andrews

Contrary Contra - Colin Andrews


Price: 3.00


Country Dance Tunes Chord Supplement

Country Dance Tunes Chord Supplement


Price: 6.95


Down Back o' t' Shoddy

Down Back o' t' Shoddy


Price: 2.00


Four North Country Dances collected and arranged by Bob Schofield and Julian Pilling


Down Back o’t’ Shoddy
Jack’s The Lad
The Three Hand Reel
Go George, I Can’t Endure You

Elements of English Country Dance

Elements of English Country Dance


Price: 3.95


The Old and The New  Robin Dunn

The Old and The New – Robin Dunn


Price: 5.95


The Morris Book ( Bacons or The Black Book)

The Morris Book ( Bacons or The Black Book)


Price: 10.00


Music and Dances of Sweden CD Ed

Music and Dances of Sweden CD Ed


Price: 17.95


Caedmon Capers  Eddie Upton

Caedmon Capers – Eddie Upton


Price: 5.95


A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing

A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing


Price: 11.00


All About the Morris

All About the Morris


Price: 27.50


Another Look at Playford

Another Look at Playford


Price: 12.95


The Barn Dance Book

The Barn Dance Book


Price: 14.95


Callers Choice Vol 1

Callers Choice Vol 1


Price: 2.95


Callers Choice Vol 2

Callers Choice Vol 2


Price: 2.95


Clog Steps for Beginners

Clog Steps for Beginners


Price: 2.50

A booklet to help clog dancers, particularly beginners, in their practice time. It contains many of the steps and breaks taught at clog workshops and classes throughout the country, although it deliberately does not attempt a generic classification since it is written purely and simply as an aide-memoire.

The Community Dances Manual

The Community Dances Manual


Price: 15.00

A classic collection of English and American social folk dances and tunes.

Suitable for those with prior experience.

The book contains more than 130 English and American social folk dances and tunes for English country dancing, ceilidhs, barn dances and American contra dances; with dance notation and music on facing pages for ease of use. These are community dances, emphasising group interaction, which have been cherished and used by countless people over the last 70 years.
The Dances
1. Big Set Dances
2. Big Set Dances, double ring
3. Whole Set Dances
Two couple sets
Three couple sets
Four couple longways sets
Five couple longways sets
Six or more couple longways sets
4. Sicilian Circles
5. Double Sicilian Circles
6. Square Sets
7. Progressive Longways Dances, duple minor
8. Progressive Longways Dances, triple minor
9. Contra Dances
Duple minor proper
Duple minor improper
Becket formation
Triple minor proper
Triple minor improper
Special Formation
10. Trios
Trios around room
Trios, Sicilian circle
General description and Glossary of terms used
Index of Dances
Index of Tunes


Featured dances in the manual:

1. All the Way to Galway
2. American Spanish Waltz
3. American Waltz Country Dance
4. Arkansas Traveller
5. Armstrong’s Waltz
6. Barbary Bell
7. Barry’s Best
8. Beaux of Albany
9. Belfast Duck
10. Belgian Waltz
11. Big Set - Allemande
12. Big Set Mixer
13. Black Jack
14. Blaydon Races Mixer
15. Bonnets So Blue
16. Bonny Breast Knot (Devon)
17. Bonny Breast Knot (Sussex)
18. Boys of Oakhill
19. Bridge of Athlone
20. Bucksaw Reel
21. Butterfly Hornpipe
22. Camp Town Hornpipe
23. Cheviot Rant
24. Chorus Jig
25. Circassian Circle
26. Circle Waltz
27. College Hornpipe
28. Corn Rigs
29. Cottagers
30. Cumberland Long Eight
31. Cumberland Reel
32. Cumberland Square Eight
33. Danish Double Quadrille
34. Derry Down Derry
35. Devil’s Dream
36. Dorset Four Hand Reel
37. Dorset Ring Dance
38. Dorset Triumph
39. Double Lead Through
40. Drops of Brandy
41. Duck for the Oyster
42. Durham Reel
43. East Meets West
44. Fairfield Fancy
45. Fifth Column Reel
46. Fisher’s Hornpipe
47. Flowers of Edinburgh
48. Follow Your Lovers
49. Foula Reel
50. Galopede
51. Glover’s Reel
52. Goathland Square Eight
53. Good Girl
54. Green Mountain Volunteer
55. Haste to the Wedding
56. Haymaker’s Jig
57. Homosassa Hornpipe
58. Hull’s Victory
59. Hullichan
60. Hunt the Squirrel
61. Irish Trot
62. Jakie’s Hornpipe
63. Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back
64. Jubilee Roundabout
65. Judge’s Jig
66. Kate’s Hornpipe
67. Kielder Schottische
68. La Poule Quadrille
69. La Russe Quadrille
70. Ladies Triumph
71. Lady Bogart’s Reel
72. Lady of the Lake
73. Lady Walpole’s Reel
74. Lucky Seven
75. Margaret’s Waltz
76. Meeting Six
77. Merry Dance
78. Miss Brown’s Reel
79. Morpeth Rant
80. Ninepins
81. Norfolk Long Dance
82. Nottingham Swing
83. Opera Reel
84. Patacake Polka
85. Pin Reel
86. Pins and Needles
87. Piper’s Fancy
88. Ploughboy
89. Portland Fancy
90. Princess Royal
91. Progressive Six Reel
92. Quaker’s Wife
93. Queen Victoria Country Dance
94. Rifleman
95. Road to California
96. Roxburgh Castle
97. Royal Albert
98. Russian Ballet
99. Sackett’s Harbour
100. Sheep Hill
101. Sicilian Circles
102. Silly Threesome
103. Six Reel
104. Soldier’s Joy (Somerset)
105. Soldier’s Joy (Northumberland)
106. Spanish Waltz
107. Spanking Jack
108. Speed the Plough
109. St Patrick’s Day in the Morning
110. Steam Boat
111. Stoke Golding Country Dance
112. Streets of Laredo
113. Swedish, The
114. Tempest (Wilts)
115. Tempest (Vermont)
116. Texas Progressive Threesome
117. Thady You Gander
118. Third Figure Jig
119. Three Hand Star
120. Three Meet
121. Three Sea Captains
122. Threesome Sicilian Circles
123. Timber Salvage Reel
124. Tom Pate
125. Triple Promenade
126. Triumph
127. Twelve Reel
128. Up the Sides and Down the Middle
129. Virginia Reel
130. Walpole Cottage
131. Waltz Cotillon
132. Waltz Country Dance
133. Washington Quick Step
134. Waves of Tory
135. Wiltshire Six Hand Reel
136. Winster Galop
137. Yorkshire Square Eight
This is a 2015 reprint (with newly designed front cover, new subtitle and additional introduction) of the 2005 revised edition of this well-loved original series of dance instructions and tunes which began in 1947.

The Community Dances Manual Book & CD

The Community Dances Manual Book & CD


Price: 32.00


Country Dance Book-  Parts 5 $ 6

Country Dance Book- Parts 5 $ 6


Price: 6.00


English Ceilidh from the Roots, Roger Watson

English Ceilidh from the Roots, Roger Watson


Price: 6.00


English Traditional Dancing

English Traditional Dancing


Price: 12.50

Instructions for 28 dances in traditional English style for dance beginners of all ages.

Suitable for school teachers, community leaders and home learning families with little or no prior knowledge of English traditional social dancing.

The new edition of our best selling English folk dancing teaching resource is fully illustrated with diagrams and new photographs throughout. This rich resource gives clear instructions for 28 English country / ceilidh dances.

The dance material comes from counties as far apart as Cornwall and Northumberland. The pages are organised so that the simplest dances are printed first and the dances get progressively more complex, with additional dances in similar shapes added to the book. A comprehensive index and glossary, historical information, as well as special teaching notes and suggestions for schools are also included. Whether you are five or ninety-five, traditional dance can be a way of keeping fit, socialising, introducing newcomers to traditional music and finding out about your cultural heritage.
The Dances:
Dance formations and conventions

Core Dances:
Circassian Circle
Galopede
Dorset Ring Dance
Three Meet
Brighton Camp
Six Hand Reel
Marnhull Dance
Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back
Turn Off Six
Cumberland Long Eight
Norfolk Long Dance
Ribbon Dance
Up the Sides and Down the Middle
Cornish Three Hand Reel
La Russe

Supplementary Dances:
College Hornpipe
Golowan
Haste to the Wedding
Wiltshire Six Hand Reel
Three Around Three
Winster Galop
Muffin Man
Yorkshire Long Eight
Devon Jig
A Hunting We Will Go
John Brown’s Body
Cumberland Reel
Huntsman’s Dance

English Traditional Dancing Book & CD

English Traditional Dancing Book & CD


Price: 24.50


Fallibroome Collection

Fallibroome Collection


Kentucky Mountain Square Dance

Kentucky Mountain Square Dance


Price: 1.50


Longsword Book

Longsword Book


Price: 15.50


Maggot Pie

Maggot Pie


Price: 3.95


Maypole Manual Mike Ruff and Jenny Read

Maypole Manual Mike Ruff and Jenny Read


Price: 20.00

A practical guide to maypole dancing.

Suitable for teachers with little or no experience of teaching dance.

The manual includes 21 different dances, further information on the origins and history of maypole dancing, inclusion, links to the wider curriculum, music for musicians to play and much more. The traditional dances are laid out in a clear and easy to use format with photos, diagrams and a 'dance at a glance' feature. The non-ribbon dances from the Victorian and Tudor periods are great at bringing history to life. Maypole dancing is constantly changing and growing, and so a number of modern dances are also included, graded from simple to challenging.

Designed to work with the accompanying CD.

Contents:

Notes for Teachers:
Origins and history of Maypole dancing
Setting up the Maypole
Inclusion
Keeping it relevant: links to the curriculum
Warming up
Music for dancing

Ribbon Dances:
Getting started
Making a show
Circling
Barber's Pole
Chrysanthemum
Cobweb
Single Plait
Double Plait
Spider's Web
Ropes
Silkstream
Helter Skelter
Twister
Easter Plait
Jacob's Ladder
Water Wheel
Ribbon dance challenges

Non-ribbon Dances:
Why Maypole dance without ribbons?
Practical considerations
Circassian Circle
Pat-a-Cake Polka
The Ark Lark
Tudor Dances
Clog Brawle
Washerwoman's Brawle
Sellenger's Round

Pat Shaw Collection Book 2, Dances

Pat Shaw Collection Book 2, Dances


Price: 3.00

n Book 2 Dances

Sixty-one dances and tunes composed by influential English musician and teacher Pat Shaw and presented in three volumes. Volume 3 includes a composite index. See also Pat Shaw's tune collections. 1986 42 pages.

Freda’s Fancy, Gladys’s Galop, Halsway Sicilian, Heidenroslein, Heswall and West Kirby Jubilee, John Tallis’s Canon, Johnny’s Quadrille, Joseph’s Jig or Jovial Joe, Kennedy’s Rant, Long Live London, Margaret’s Waltz, Miss Anderson’s Allemande, Miss Avril’s Delight, Miss Bedlington’s Fancy, Miss de Jersey’s Memorial, Mr Ganniford’s Maggot, Miss Fennessy Smiles, Mr Shaw’s Apologies, Mr Shaw’s Canon, Monica’s Delight, Morecambe Bay, Muschamp’s Maggot, Nan’s Waltz, Nibs Goes West.

Pat Shaw Collection Book 3, Dances

Pat Shaw Collection Book 3, Dances


Price: 2.00



The Phoenix Rejuvenated, The Pride of Newcastle, The Prince Consort’s Rant, Rant Gone Wrong, Rayleigh Reel, The Real Princess, The Rose of Tankerton, Shropshire Galop, Silver for the Matthews, Staffordshire Hornpipe, Sybil’s Au Revoir, The Thames Valley Diamond, Thora’s Surprise, The Three Sea Captains, A Trip to Orpington, Twelve Reel, Twickenham Ferry, Walpole Cottage, The Whirligigs’ Last Bow, The Winsor Knot

Pat Shaw Collection Book 4, Dance melodies

Pat Shaw Collection Book 4, Dance melodies


Price: 2.00

One hundred fifteen tunes (jigs, reels, rants, and schottisches) composed by Pat Shaw, most of which can be used for dances. Presented in two volumes. 1987 41 pages.

Pat Shaw Collection Book 5, Dance melodies

Pat Shaw Collection Book 5, Dance melodies


Price: 2.00

One hundred fifteen tunes (jigs, reels, rants, and schottisches) composed by Pat Shaw, most of which can be used for dances. Presented in two volumes. 1987 41 pages.

Traditional British & Other Dances

Traditional British & Other Dances


Price: 25.00


Traditional Step=Dancing in Lakeland

Traditional Step=Dancing in Lakeland


Price: 4.00

A description, with diagrams, of many of the steps and dances performed by Lakeland dancers. Includes chapters on life in 18th and 19th century Lakeland, early records of dancing, the Robinson family, the dancing classes and finishing balls, Lakeland dancing teachers, dancing on social occasions and stage dancing. There are also reproductions of Ball Programmes of the time.

Rapper Dance

Rapper Dance


Price: 15.00


Rapper - The Minerts' Sword Dance of North East England

Rapper - The Minerts' Sword Dance of North East England


Price: 12.95


Under the Rose, Paul Davenport

Under the Rose, Paul Davenport


Price: 10.00


Scottish Dance Book

Scottish Dance Book


Price: 8.00


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