Here are the dances we did on January 19th 2016 -

VIRGINIA REEL - to Jimmy Allen / Soldiers Joy (for strip the willow), Salmon Tails / Father O'Flynn (for strip the willow).

TRIP TO UXBRIDGE - Curly Headed Ploughboy. (needs to be a jig next time, as this tune was too slow for the dance.)

WITCH'S REEL - Oyster Girl, Lady in the Boat, New Rigged Ship.

THE DEMENTED SEAGULL - Turkey in the Straw in G, Arkansas in D, Old Joe Clarke in A

KABUSHKA - Kabushka

FANDANGO to the tune Fandango

LATVIAN POLKA - Woodland Revels

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TUNES AND DANCES AND CALLERS UPDATED MARCH 2013

 

TUNES AND
DANCES

REELY GRIM FOLK DANCE CLUB.





WE HAVE PLAYED AND DANCED A VARIETY OF TUNES AND DANCES WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT
CALLERS, - Dave S, Sue R, Reg S, Martin C, Steve F, Pete B, Liam R, Dave E, Malcolm
H, Eamon G, Graham T, Penny H, Joan H, Max B, Peter B, Kate B, Graham P, Ruth
S.

MUSICIANS –

Joy –
keyboard / accordion;

Tom –
banjo; Brian D– piano accordion;

Dave R –
piano accordion;

Tony C -
melodeon;

Lin -
melodeon;

Simon –
bodhran;

 Max – fiddle;

Liam -
melodeon;

 Steve F - melodeon & concertina;

 Frank - hammered dulcimer;

 Ken W - melodeon;

Paul
Bellamy -  fiddle;

Gerry -
banjo

 Chris - 
guitar

 Eamon - whistle

 Bob from Stubblejumpers - concertina

Jack P;-
hammered dulcimer, keyboard

Colin S -
12 string guitar;

Ruth S - recorder,
melodeon;

Simon –
recorders;

 Richard on melodeon;

 Helen - piano accordion;

Brian M -
melodeon / button accordion;

Carol -
violin.

Martin –
Bodhran and whistle



and other musicians



DANCERS - many, all keen and ready to dance.



HANGERS-ON

- Rik & others - always welcome.



HERE ARE SOME OF THE DANCES WE HAVE

DONE -





DANCE / Tunes











ADDISON CROWN ;

ALABAMA DAISY CHAIN – Turkey in the Straw ;

ALABAMA JUBILEE – Alabama Jubilee ;

ALBERT QUADRILLE - Maggie in the Wood (AABBAB) ;

ALL STARS – 32jigs

ALL THE WAY TO GALWAY - ;

APPLE TREE SQUARE - after a couple of attempts at tunes, we

found that Willafjord and Shandon Bells did not fit the dance, but Hundred

Pipers went well. ;

ARKANSAS TRAVELLER - Arkansas Traveller

BLACK HOLE (The) – Dingle Regatta ;

BLACKSMITH’S SQUARE – Astley’s Ride

BLAYDON RACES Blaydon Races in D & G, Lady in the Boat ;

BONNY BREASTKNOT ;

BOSTON TEA PARTY – Oscar Wood’s, Seven stars, Oyster Girl ;

BOTTOMS UP – Woodland Flower, Uncle Jim’s, Smash the Windows, New Rigged Ship ;

BRANLE DES CHEVAULX – HORSE’S BRAWL (Arbeau 1589)

BRIDGE OF ATHLONE Dingle Regatta, John of Paris 1 ; Merrily kiss the
quaker 48 bar.



BRIEF ENCOUNTER – from Stafford. – John Ryan’s Polka, Johnny Micky Barrow’s
Polka, Leather away the Wattle-O ;

BROMYARD SQUARE - Red Wing, & Soldier’s Joy, Arkansas Traveller ; Turkey in
the Straw

B. SATURDAY – Merrily kiss the Quaker ;

BURTON BEND – BURTON WOODS – Seven Stars ;

BUTTERED PEAS – to the tune Buttered Peas ;

CABBAGE DANCE - Off she goes ;

CAERPHILLY MARCH – Jimmy Allen, Winster Gallop, Salmon Tails, Polly put the
kettle on ;

CAISTOR THREESOME – Congress at Laceby.

CAMPTOWN RACES – O Susannah

CAPSTAN (THE) reels ;

CASTLERIGG – Off she goes ; new Rigged Ship (nice and steady)

CHANTONBURY RING – Shandon Bells ;

CHASE ME DO – Harper’s Frolic, Galopede ;

CHASE RAMBLER by Arthur Martin (Stafford Golden Anniversary

Collection) – John Ryan’s Polka, Dennis Murphy’s Polka ;

CHEERILY & MERRILY – Danced To Cheerily & Merrily – A Playford Dance –
we have done this twice, Jan & Feb, ably called by Sue, & most of the
musicians have now learnt the tune – 350 years old ;

CHORUS JIG – Caddam Wood

CHICHESTER CRESCENT – Dingle Regatta ;

CINCINNATI REEL – Rose Tree ;

CIRCASSIAN – Uncle’s Jig, Atholl Highlanders, New Rigged Ship, Hexham Races ;

CIRCLE WALTZ – Shepherd’s Wife.

Tune from EFDSS - The Fiddlers’ Tune book (Tune goes really well to this),

Varsoviana No 1, The Ashgrove, Those endearing charms, Daisy Daisy, Silent
Night ;

CLOPTON BRIDGE – Harvest Home, Trumpet Hornpipe ; Off to California

COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN – She’ll be coming round the mountain ;

CORNISH SIX HAND REEL – Market Rasen Quickstep

COTTAGERS – Uncle’s Jig / Fiery Clockface

COUNTRY BUMPKIN (From The Blowzabella Book) – Danced To Oyster Girl And
Lady In The Boat, Maggie in the Wood ; (and another tune from the Old Swan
Band’s album).

CUMBERLAND SQUARE EIGHT – My Love is but a lassie yet ;

DASHING WHITE SARGEANT – Dashing White Sergeant ;

DEMON’S RANT – Soldier’s Joy, Staten Island ;

DEVIL’S DREAM - Up jumped the Devil, Old Joe ;

DICK’S DILEMMA New May Moon ;

DIPPER – Uncle Bernard’s ;

DISHRAG – The Roman Wall

DOMINO 5 – The Roman Wall, Seven Stars ;


DORSET FOUR HAND REEL –Dorset – 1st tune, Dorset 2nd tune ; Brighton Camp.

DORSET 3-HAND STAR – Dashing White Sargeant /

DOUBLE LEAD THROUGH - ;

DROPS OF BRANDY – Drops of Brandy, Kafoozalum, Foxhunter’s Jig, Rocky Road to
Dublin ;

DULL SIR JOHN – (Playford) to the tune Dull Sir John. (Complete Country

Dance Tunes no 23) ;

EAST MEETS WEST – Whose Jig ;

EBB’S REEL ;

EDINBURGH SNAKE (THE) – Frank’s Jig ;

ENJOY YOURSELF – Enjoy Yourself ;

FANDANGO – Fandango, Fourpence Halfpenny Farthing ;

FARMER’S JIG –Tenpenny Bit ;

FIDDLER’S ELBOW (from Caller’s Choice Book 2) - Willie Brewed A Peck Of Malt ; Chinese
Breakdown

FLYING SCOTSMAN – Uncle’s Jig, Rakes of Kildare ;

FLYING SHUTTLE – Roman Wall, Seven Stars, Basket ;

FOOLS REEL – Danced To Fairy Dance. (We’ll Do Something Different Next Time.)
(Feb - danced to My Love is but a Lassie – this went better) (Brighton Camp
works well) ;

FOUR IN A ROW (Ken Alexander) 40 bar. Dark girl dressed in blue ;

FRENCH DANCE (in a circle which turns into a line – no music)

GALOPEDE – Galopede ;

GATHERING PEASCODS – Gathering Peascods

GLOVER’S REEL – Turkey in the Straw

GO GEORGE, I CAN’T ENDURE YOU.- ;

GRANNY KNOT - ;

GREAT WESTERN 4STEP – Uncle Bernard’s ;

GRIMSTOCK – to Grimstock, (Playford Dancing Master no. 32) ;

HAINTON SQUARE (Steve F) – Rose Tree / Willafjord ;

HEEL & TOE STRIP– Egan’s Polka; John Ryan’s Polka

HELENA (Colin Hume) – Brighton Camp (slowly – sweetly and gracefully!), Flowers
of Edinburgh ;

HERBIE GOES TO TOWN – Shandon Bells

HORSE’S BRAWL – BRANLE DES CHEVAULX – (Arbeau 1589)

HUNT THE SQUIRREL – Geud Man of Ballangigh ;

I WANT TO BE NEAR YOU – I want to be near you ;

JAIL HOUSE JIG – Oyster Girl, Lady in the Boat, Uncle’s Jig ;

JESS ARROWSMITH’S HORNPIPE – Harvest Home ;

JOLLY ROGER –Captain Maguire ;

LA RUSSE – La Russe, Flowers of Edinburgh, Astley’s Ride, My love is but a
lassie.

LADY GODIVER’S GALLOP – Redowa / Reculver

LEVI JACKSON’S RAG –Arkansas Traveller, Soldier’s Joy, Levi Jackson’s
Rag ;

LOVE & KISSES - Waterloo Dance (X) - (Should have been a 40 bar tune –
still looking) ;

LOVERS’ KNOT – Davy Davy Knick Knack, Galopede ;

LUCKY SEVEN – Tripping upstairs, Shandon Bells, Toby’s Favourite, Oyster Girl,
Major Mackies, Huntsmen’s Chorus ; Captain Maguire

KESWICK GALOPEDE - Galopede

MORPETH RANT – to the tune Morpeth Rant ;

MOVING ALONG (Circle Dance)

MR. COSGILL’S DELIGHT - Mr. Cosgill’s Delight ;

MUFFIN MAN – Seven Stars

NEWARK QUICK STEP 8/16 ?

NORFOLK LONG DANCE – Soldier’s Joy

NOT THE CUMBERLAND SQUARE EIGHT – The Rose Tree ;

OFF SHE GOES – Off she goes;

O JOHNNY O

ON YER BIKE (Steve Fuller) – Market Rasen Feast Quick Step ;

ORU (Martyn Harvey)– Recovery, Redowa Polka ;

OXO CUBE –(The dance, which does not seem to have a traditional title comes
from The Contrary Contra by Williams) to The Waterloo Dance – tune no 182 in
Pete Sumner’s Lincolnshire Collections.

Originally written in C, Pete has written the tune in D in his book, but we played
it in C ;

OXO REEL – Shandon Bells, Blackthorn Stick, Soldier’s Joy, Staten Island ;

PAT-A-CAKE POLKA – Wind the Bobbin ;

PAWNBROKER – Curly Headed Ploughboy ;

PENTONVILLE -

PLOUGH THE SPEED (for 6 couples) – Speed the Plough (G)¸The Swiss Boy
(D)

PORTSMOUTH - Portsmouth

PRINCES ROYAL – New Rigged Ship ;

PRODIGY JIG – Uncle’s Jig and Fiery Clock Face ;

QUIET SQUARE –Astley’s Ride, Oyster Girl ;

REDWINGS ;

REEL OF BALLYMORE (THE) ;

RIPPLE OF THE TEIGN – Fourpence halfpenny farthing ;

ROD AND RANDY’S JIG– Off she goes ;

ROLY POLY – Harvest Home (AB ad infin)

ROSA – waltzes ;

ROSE TREE – The Rose Tree

ROUND THE TOWN – Shandon Bells

RUMPUS – new Rigged Ship ;

SAINT NICK’S JIG - danced to Louisberg

Square, (also known as Uncle’s Jig,) A &D, Thursday Night – Tunes From
Hoedown, Saturday Night - Ring O’ Bells.(Tripping Upstairs & Tobin’s Favourite.)
/ Woodlands, New Rigged Ship ;

SALLY’S NEW SKIRT – Fiery Clock Face ;

SANTA’S SNOWLINE (MH) Jingle Bells ;

SHAMBLES – John Ryans Polka ;

SHELDON LIONS JIG – (48 bar) – Saddle the Pony & Rakes of Kildare / Basket
of Oysters, Oswestry Wakes ;

SHETLAND DANCE – Kerry Polkas ;

SHIRLEY’S JIG (Colin Hume) – Seven Stars ;

SNAKES AND LADDERS – King of the Fairies ;

SNOWBALL – Saddle the Pony, Rakes of Kildare (AABBAB), Merrily kiss the Quaker
; Recovery, Redowa

SNOWPLOUGH (THE) (Martyn Harvey) Dingle Regatta ;





STARTREK –. (Not sure how traditional this one is – but blame Sue! It was
actually a good dance.) -Captain Maguire, Fourpence Halfpenny Farthing ;

STEPPING STONES – New Rigged Ship ;

STEVE’S CREATION (Steve F) – New Rigged Ship

STOKE GOLDING –. Bonny Kate, Cornish Quickstep, Louth Quickstep ;

SUSSEX COTTAGE – Lincoln Hornpipe, Curly Headed Cowboy ; Down the road / JB
Milne

SWIRL OF THE SEA – Danced To Margaret’s Waltz. This went well, but it would be
nice to try some ‘sea’ waltzes like ‘Blow The Man Down’ ; Louis’Waltz

TAG – Astley’s Ride ;

THIRD TIME LUCKY – Astley’s Ride ;

THREE AROUND THREE - Three around three ;

TRIP TO HOLLAND – Seven Stars ;

TRIP TO ROTHWELL – Lincolnshire Poacher

TRIP TO THE VILLAGE – Shandon Bells ; New Rigged Ship



TRIP TO UXBRIDGE – Danced To Ap Shenkin & Kitty McGee. (Tunes from The
Community Dance Manual Book 5). Also goes well to the Lincolnshire Poacher&
Chinese Breakdown ;

UNKNOWN DANCE – Father’s Polka. (ask Eamon about this.)

UNKNOWN SQUARE DANCE  – Mrs Grace
Bowie. (ask Eamon again!)

VIRGINIA REEL (48) Tree in Bog, Atholl Highlanders, Marching through
Georgia ;

WASHERWOMAN’S  - Washerwoman’s Brawl

WATERLOO DANCE ;

WAVES OF TORY –Dingle Regatta, Sweets of May (48 bar) ;

WHALE BONES – New May Moon (Tune no 75 from Pete Sumner’s Lincolnshire
Collections.), Oyster Girl ;

WILLOW TREE

- Willow Tree, Dingle Regatta ;

WINSTER GALLOP = Winster Gallop

YORKSHIRE SQUARE EIGHT - ;

YULIA’S RIVER

(Reg Stones) – New Rigged Ship ;













We have also danced

various untitled dances written by Eamon. He writes good, simple, interactive,
fun dances.

Steve Fuller has also written some good dances for us to dance

to.







SOME MORE TUNES  PLAYED AT REELY GRIM
FOLK DANCE CLUB



BASKET OF OYSTERS -



BONNY KATE - REEL 32 BAR 2

ENRICO - H/P 32 BAR English Dance Music 2 41



HARPER'S FROLIC - REEL 32 BAR English Dance Music 2 9

LADY IN THE BOAT -

JIG 32 BAR English Dance Music 2 26

LOUISBERG SQUARE / UNCLE’S JIG -



MISS FISHER'S HORNPIPE -

NEW RIGGED SHIP -

RECOVERY (48 bar Polka) -



REDOWA POLKA - REEL 48 BAR English Dance Music 2 19

RING O' BELLS -



ROMAN WALL -

SATURDAY NIGHT -

SWISS BOY - H/P 32 BAR Lincolnshire Collections 179 D

THURSDAY NIGHT -

TOBIN'S FAVOURITE -

TRIPPING UPSTAIRS -

UNCLE'S JIG / LOUISBERG SQUARE -

UNCLE'S JIM'S BARN DANCE - JIG 32 bar English Dance Music 2 32

WOODLAND REVELS - REEL 24 BAR English Dance Music 2 19

WOODLANDS -

 





The Reely Grim Folk Dance Club meets at the
Blacksmith's Arms, Hill Rise,
ROTHWELL, near Caistor, Lincolnshire. LN7 6AZ
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