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Horse's Brawl (3:42)

The Album
From Where We Stand
The Prospect Before Us
The Albion Dance Band
Uncle Bernard's / Jenny Lind (3:48)
The Hunt Is Up (1:53)
Varsovinna (2:49)
Masque (1:00)
Huntsman's Chorus (4:33)
Minuet (2:05)
Wassail Song (2:35)
Picking of Sticks / The Old Mole (3:14)
Merry Sherwood Rangers (3:21)
La Sexte Estampie Real (1:50)
I Wish I Was Single Again (3:44)
The Whim (3:28)
Hopping Down in Kent (2:46)
Horse's Brawl (3:42)
On Christmas Night All Christians Sing (3:34)
Merry Sherwood Rangers (single version) (3:05)
The Prospect Before Us
Other People's Prospects
Hopping Down In Kent
Hidden English
A Little Music or The Delights of Harmony
Notes And Things
The Back Cover

the riders bawl

 A simple and very country style dance.
Suitable for 4, but 8 or more is better.

Start in a horse-shoe, you need at least 4, 8 or more is better.
Easy for the dancers to pick up
8 Steps to the left and clap
8 Steps to the right and clap
8 Steps to the left and clap
8 Steps to the right and clap
Twizzle around from one end of the horseshoe to the other to 8 steps.
    Note, start from the right hand end of the horseshoe and twirl to the left end
    Repeat this 4 times, for the first 4 of the end of the horseshoe
.
Horse stamp with your left foot 4 times,
then turn to the left
Horse stamp with your right foot 4 times,
then turn to the right
Horse stamp with your left foot 4 times,
then turn to the left
Horse stamp with your right foot 4 times,
then turn to the right

John Kirkpatricks English Choice

101 traditional dance tunes that sit happily on the melodeon scale: selected and
played by John Kirkpatrick on two recordings. Suitable for all melody instruments.
In this lively romp through 7 centuries of English dance music, John shares the passion that has led him to become one of the foremost champions and interpreters of this tradition. Always driven by his love for dancing, John  is constantly striving to inject the maximum amount of energy and life into these lovely simple old tunes. He presents 101 examples that are tailor-made for strong rhythms approach inspired by English dance steps and rhythms.On the two accompanying CDs, you can hear John play every one of these tunes accompanied by his son Benji on guitar and bouzouki

English Country Dance Tunes

Edited by Mike Raven

This is the much revised edition of The Bible of English Country Dance. The facsimiles of The English Dancing Master and  The Beggar's Opera remain and many of the tunes have been reset. There is music here from the 13th to the 20th century and examples of various forms: Morris, ceremonial and sword dances, jigs, reels, waltzes, cotillions, polkas, scottisches, marches, quadrilles, branles, hornpipes, square dances, long dances, mazurcas and galliards not to mention laments and exotic novelty dances.

includes over 1000 tunes, 340 pages with some history.

all sorts of really good 
country dance links here
 
some basic steps shown, and we
do mean shown, on this gloriously
animated website, bought to you by
Judy Rivikin

a great little dance band

they play a wide range of English,
Welsh, Scottish, and Irish
traditional dance tunes,
suitable for all occasions,
whether it be Barn dances
weddings parties, or ceilidhs 
Kit and Boodle will make your
special event even more special

the grandad of
country dance links pages
on the web

the prospect before us: the album
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