BackWednesday Workshops



My involvement with the Wednesday Workshops is now over.  I'll keep this page here for a while, to show you what you missed (or experienced).

Wednesday Workshops take place at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of the month except for August and just before Christmas – see below for a full list of dates.  They are held in the Kennedy Hall from 7.30 to 10pm, and are aimed at competent dancers who want to try some more complicated dances and improve their dance technique.  The cost of each workshop is £5.  The regular leader is Colin Hume.  The interval features Renata's famous Apple Cake.

“Competent” does not mean that you've been dancing for twenty years but still don't know where to go in a double figure eight!  You're competent if you can go to a Saturday Dance called by someone like Hilary Herbert, Andrew Shaw, Alan Davies or Ian Jones and cope happily with anything they throw at you.

I'll be taking the time to get to grips with dances rather than seeing how many we can get through in an evening.  I'll try to encourage you, but I will also criticise you if I think it will help – please take it in the spirit I intend it.  So the workshop will be “Work” – but I hope you're also going to enjoy it, or why else would you come?  I also hope you'll feel free to speak up, ask questions, disagree with me.  I don't claim to have all the answers, and there are certainly people at the Workshop who will do some things better than I do, so please interrupt if you feel the urge.

There's an attitude that Folk Dancing should be for everyone, and we shouldn't be elitist.  And I agree that if we all went along to a Saturday Dance and danced with each other the whole evening that would be elitist.  But this is a special session.  Sport and singing should also be for everyone – but if you want to join a football club or a choir you find they have trials or auditions to weed out the people who aren't anywhere near the required standard.  So don't feel guilty about being here – provided you also dance at other places with other people.

And I would like to encourage people to change partners regularly, as they do in the States.  It's more sociable, it shares out the men if they happen to be an endangered species, and it will improve your dancing if you're not always with your regular partner whose foibles you already know.

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Wednesday Workshops are EFDSS classes run as part of their education programme.  They are organised on behalf of EFDSS by Judith Hanson – if you have any queries, please phone her on 020 7624 6954 or email her on 


Folkus Pocus (Dan and Caroline Hollingshurst) were the regular musicians for the series for 2 years, but they have now moved to Stoke-on-Trent.

Here are the dances which were taught.

23-Oct-02       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dancing to the music
Alterations Longways duple Playford John Johnson 200 Favourite CDs 1750
Star of David 3 Couples General Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Breathless 3 Couples General Steve Schnur Zesty Contras, 1983
Another Nancy's Fancy Longways duple Playford Pat Shaw Between Two Ponds, 1976
Break
Fan in the Doorway Longways duple American Gene Hubert Dizzy Dances 3, 1986
Little Hunsdon 2 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Among the Pines, 1983
Chain Through the Star Square Patter, Phrased    

13-Nov-02       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dancing with people
Up with Aily Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1703
Whirligig 3 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Patrick's Waltz 3 Couples General Philippe Callens Continental Capers, 1999
Break
Adle's Delight 3 Couples General Ann Higley DWAD4, 1996
Songs of the Harpist Longways triple General Fried de Metz Herman 1998
Hey-Mania Square Patter, Phrased Ron Buchanan  

27-Nov-02       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Steps
Patrick's Waltz 3 Couples General Philippe Callens Continental Capers, 1999
The Countryman's Hat Longways duple Playford Irene Crew EDS
Cascade 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume Packington's Pound, 1989
Break
Six and Sixpenny Rant 3 Couples General Manchester Univ Group C. 1968
Michael and All Angels Longways duple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
Falconer Hall 4 Couples Scottish    

11-Dec-02       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Knowing where you're going
Michael and All Angels Longways duple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
The Sleepless Swain 2 Couples Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Four Winds 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Book 1
Break
Sally from Poland Longways duple General Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Brief Encounter 5 Couples General Marj Hendy  
The Pride of Newcastle 3 Couples General Pat Shaw Book 3

8-Jan-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Pat Shaw's Quartet
Miss Avril's Delight 5 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Quartet, 1971
Miss de Jersey's Memorial Longways duple General Pat Shaw Quartet, 1971
Break
Miss Bedlington's Fancy Unequal Numbers Playford Pat Shaw Quartet, 1971
Mr Ganiford's Maggot Longways triple Playford Pat Shaw Quartet, 1971
The Sleepless Swain 2 Couples Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Val Longways duple Playford Colin Hume 2002

22-Jan-03       Leader: Ken Sheffield       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

12-Feb-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: The Variety of English Dance
Elizabeth Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD4, 1996
The Pride of Newcastle 3 Couples General Pat Shaw Book 3
Kingcombe Rejuvenated 4 Couples General Alan Davies 1993
Break
Dorset Twelve-Hand Reel 6+ Couples General Jovial Beggars  
Meillionen 5 Couples Playford Walsh Caledonian Country D's
A Time to Dance 4 Couples Playford Maggie Hosking 1999

26-Feb-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Maggot Pie
A Time to Dance 4 Couples Playford Maggie Hosking 1999
The Merry Andrew 3 Couples Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932
The Queen of Sheba 4 Couples Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932
Cupid's Garden Square Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932
Break
The Northern Lass 4 Couples Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932
The Saucy Sailor 2 Couples Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932
The Wickering Wench 3 Couples Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932

12-Mar-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Waverley Ahoy and other mind-benders
Duchess of Grafton 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1713
Waverley Ahoy! 4 Couples Playford Hilary Herbert Hilary's Humours Vol 2
Break
Not So Bad! Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume 1992
Break:  Teacup Chain Square Break   Modern Western Square
Fancy Meeting You! Longways duple American Colin Hume SWAD1, 1990
Judy's Jig 3 Couples Playford Brian Jones  
The Buttercross 6+ Couples Playford Colin Hume DWAD4, 1996

26-Mar-03       Leader: Andrew Shaw       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: The She Favourite
Whitsun Holidays
Bickerstaff's Prophesie
Vaughan's Ramble
Whiskers
The She Favourite
De'il Take the Warr
Softly Good Tummas

9-Apr-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dances from America
The Designing Woman Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Sum Furth Calc Figs 1996
Larry's Nightmare 3 Couples General Larry Jennings Zesty Contras, 1983
Fifty-Fifty 4 Couples Playford Fried de Metz Herman Fringe Benefits
Break
Ron's Anniversary Square Patter, Unphrased Ron Buchanan  
Country Corners Canon Square Patter, Phrased Ron Buchanan  
Michael and All Angels Longways duple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
Cadger's Other Caper Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Sum Furth Calc Figs 1996
Mary K Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Finite Set of Calc Figs

23-Apr-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dances with a Difference
Moonfleet Longways triple Playford Colin Hume DWAD4, 1996
English Breakfast Tea Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
The Grandparents' Waltz 3 Couples General Colin Hume 2003
Break
Mr Mozart's Rant Longways duple General Colin Hume DWAD2, 1985
Garden City Square Square Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Colin's Back Longways duple American Colin Hume DWAD3, 1990

14-May-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: More about Music
Easter Thursday Longways duple Playford John Johnson Caledonian CD's c. 1733
Fain I Would Square Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Christine's Conundrum 2 Couples Playford Colin Hume 2001
Break
The Chamberlain Election 3 Couples Playford Matthew Welch 1767
Mr Downing's Challenge 4 Couples Playford Maureen Reed Dance Search '86
Well-Hall Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1701

28-May-03       Leader: Barrie Bullimore       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Variations on a Grand Square
Mr Turner's Academy Cotillion (24 Early American Country Dances)
Merifest Central Square (Kimberley Smith)
Shambles (Dave Turner)
Not Quite Square (Colin Wallace)
PentaJig (Julian Hill)
Autumn Amble (Ron Coxall)
The Elephant Stampede (Lorna McDonald Fiona McIntosh)

11-Jun-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: The Dutch Connection
The Little Nightingale Longways duple Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Dunant House Waltz 3 Couples General Colin Hume Dutch Crossing, 1993
Dutch Crossing 6+ Couples Playford Ernst van Brakel DWAD3, 1990
Break
Enrichez-Vous 3 Couples General Antony Heywood Dutch Crossing, 1993
The Slof Galliard 4 Couples Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
The Koeport Galliard Square Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles

25-Jun-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: The Hey
The Designing Woman Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Sum Furth Calc Figs 1996
Once a Night 3 Couples Playford Thompson Apted Country Dances
A Gypsy in the Hey Longways duple American Jim Kitch To Live is to Dance 1995
Cecil Sharp House Square Playford Colin Hume Cecil Sharp House, 1988
Break
Danny Walkowitz called Fried Herman's "Winter Waltz".
Errol on the Green 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw  
Terpsicourante Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Number of Calc Figs 2000

9-Jul-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Requests
Red-House Longways duple Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1728
Whirligig 3 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Dutch Crossing 6+ Couples Playford Ernst van Brakel DWAD3, 1990
Break
The Bonny Cuckoo 4 Couples General Gail Ticknor Gail's Maggots, 1996
Sea Caves 5 Couples Playford Jeff Green, Australia  
Mr Beveridge's Maggot Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1701
Newcastle Square Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Mary K Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Finite Set of Calc Figs

23-Jul-03       Leader: Charles Bolton       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Retreads
Petticoat Wag
The London Gentlewoman
Up goes Ely
Mrs Hill's dance
The mock match (Playford)
The merry conceit
Queen Bess's Dame of Honour
Cockle shells
Cheshire rounds
Bonny Dundee
Blenheim Pound

10-Sep-03       Musicians: Ian Cutts

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Genuine Playford
Woolly and Georgey Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1701
Ay Me, or the Symphony 4 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Chelsea Reach Square Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1665
From Aberdeen Longways triple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1698
Break
King of Poland Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1698
Spring-Garden 4 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1665
Parsons' Farewell 2 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Never Love Thee More Longways duple Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1686

24-Sep-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: The Cantii Collection and others from Kent
Midsummer Masquerade Longways triple General Dawn Winskill Cantii Collection, 1992
K. T. Ramble (Hey Square) Square General Keith Uttley  
Dualling Wagtail Square Patter, Phrased Dawn Winskill Cantii Collection, 1992
Broome Park House Unequal Numbers Playford Pat Skelton Cantii Collection, 1992
Break
The Rose of Rochester Square Playford A Simons Kentish Hops 4
Schizophrenia Square General Pat Skelton Cantii Collection, 1992
Northbourne Hop 3 Couples General Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998

8-Oct-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
No Theme!
Stride Stately Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Mult Calc Figures, 1999
Aird of Coigach 4 Couples Scottish J Bayly Imperial Book 3
The Fifth Dimension 5 Couples Playford Colin Hume DWAD3, 1990
Break
Nobody's Fault Longways duple American Barrie Bullimore 1991
PentaJig 5 Couples Playford Julian Hill  
The Lover's Luck Longways duple Playford Thomas Bray Country Dances, 1699
Park Lane 2 Couples Playford Colin Hume NDFO2, not yet published

22-Oct-03       Leader: Ron Coxall       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
The Hole in the Neck
Ethel's Dance
Gemstones
Recollections
Spring Fancies
Orca
Sounding the Deep
Pelorus Jack
Muzzled
The Ghost Walk

29-Oct-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dances by Philippe Callens
A Trip to Amsterdam Longways duple Playford Philippe Callens Continental Capers, 1999
C N 4 Couples Playford Philippe Callens Continental Capers, 1999
Bep's Favourite 3 Couples Playford Philippe Callens Continental Capers, 1999
Stay Awake Longways duple American Philippe Callens  
Break
Boxing Day Quadrille Square Patter, Phrased Philippe Callens  
Escape from the Hurricane Square Patter, Phrased Philippe Callens  
Hortonia 4 Couples Playford Philippe Callens Belgian Boutardes, 2002
Patrick's Waltz 3 Couples General Philippe Callens Continental Capers, 1999
An Early Frost Longways duple General Philippe Callens Belgian Boutardes, 2002

12-Nov-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme again!
The Lover's Luck Longways duple Playford Thomas Bray Country Dances, 1699
Peter's Maze Square General Colin Hume DWAD2, 1985
Soldiers' Joy Longways duple General Traditional English CDM1
The Lover's Farewell 3 Couples General Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Break
June's Journey Longways duple American Flip Alpern CDSS News NovDec 1999
Square Club Square Square Playford Marj Hendy 2000
The Dunsmuir Waltz 3 Couples General John Drewry  

26-Nov-03       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Enjoyment
Enjoyment [Technique] [Technique]    
A Trip to Castle Howard 3 Couples Playford Thompson 1775
The Virgin's Frolick 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1713
The Grandparents' Waltz 3 Couples General Colin Hume 2003
Break
Oliver's Maggot 3 Couples General Dawn Winskill Cantii Collection, 1992
Crossing the Rubicon 4 Couples General Hilary Herbert Hilary's Humours 1, 1997
The Blooms of Bon Accord 4 Couples Scottish John Drewry  
The Sheffield Spiral Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume SWAD2, 2004

10-Dec-03       Leader: Robert Moir       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Ebb and Flow
William Marshall's Maggot
The Treasure
A Souldier's Life
Cecilia
Severn Bore
Albany Assembly
Vain Belinda
Zephyr Neptune
An Early Frost

14-Jan-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Three-time and Waltzes
Three-time [Technique] [Technique]    
The Merry Salopians 3 Couples Playford Walsh 24 Country Dances, 1718
Round Hill Wedding 4 Couples General Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
The Homecoming Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Mult Calc Figures, 1999
Waltz Step [Technique] [Technique]    
I covered Open position, Passing the lady across, and Scissors.
Waltz Couple General    
Break
Hudson Barn Longways duple Playford Schwab Hammond Hudson Barn, 1974
The Bonny Cuckoo 4 Couples General Gail Ticknor Gail's Maggots, 1996
Measured Obsession Longways duple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
The Lover's Farewell 3 Couples General Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
The Graduate Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Flixton House Longways duple Playford Brian Wedgbury Playford Plus

28-Jan-04       Leader: Barbara Kinsman       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
The workshop was cancelled because of the snow — neither Barbara nor Colin could make it to London though we both tried hard.

11-Feb-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
Shiftin' Bobbins 4 Cu, 3 working Scottish Clowes Ormskirk Book 6
Lilli Burlero Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1690
The Rose of Tankerton 5 Couples Playford Pat Shaw 1969
December Rose 3 Couples Playford Colin Hume 2003
Break
Here's to the Fiddler Longways duple American Tony Parkes Shadrack's Delight, 1988
Waltz Step [Technique] [Technique]    
Trickier waltz stuff: Cape position, Optical illusion and Pivot.
The Magnificent Seven 6+ Couples General Bob Archer  

25-Feb-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Pat Shaw dances
Buzzards' Bay 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Among the Pines, 1983
Cecilia 4 Couples Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Master Jacob 6+ Couples General Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Break
John Tallis's Canon Longways duple Playford Pat Shaw 1965
The Whirligigs' Last Bow Longways triple Playford Pat Shaw  
Camp House Reel Longways triple General Pat Shaw Among the Pines, 1983
Heswall West Kirby Jubilee 4 Couples General Pat Shaw  

10-Mar-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Hilary Herbert dances
Shepherd's Delight 3 Couples General Hilary Herbert Hilary's Humours 1, 1997
The Silver Nutmeg 3 Couples Playford Hilary Herbert EDS, Autumn 1996
Crossing the Rubicon 4 Couples General Hilary Herbert Hilary's Humours 1, 1997
Break
Quite Carr-ied Away Longways triple Playford Pat Shaw Between two Ponds, 1976
Welcome to Graig Longways duple Playford Hilary Herbert  
The Refined Company 6+ Couples Playford Hilary Herbert 2003

24-Mar-04       Leader: Andrew Shaw       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Sargeant Kyte  (Walsh 1713)
Chester Ladies  (WalshKynaston 1717)
Barham Down  (Henry Playford, 1701)
George's Maggot  (WalshKynaston 1710)
Emperor of the Moon  (Henry Playford, 1690)
A Trip to Nottingham  (WalshKynaston 1710)
Queen's Square  (Walsh 1715)
Dunrobin Castle  (WalshPerson of Quality 1718)
La Contrefatte  (Thompson 1777)

31-Mar-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Ruth's requests
Ruth Allmayer recently organised a weekend in Germany with Folkus Pocus playing and me calling — it was a great success.  Ruth was visiting us this week, so I asked her what dances she would like me to do.
The Twenty-Ninth of May Longways duple Playford John Playford PWAD1, 1995
Parnham House 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume NDFO1, 1992
Four Winds 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Book 1
Break
Cottey House Longways duple Playford Henry Playford PWAD1, 1995
The Astronomer 6+ Couples Playford Colin Hume DWAD2, 1985
Miss de Jersey's Memorial Longways duple General Pat Shaw Quartet, 1971
Haphazard Longways duple Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1686

14-Apr-04       Leaders: Kathryn and David Wright       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Gary Roodman Dances
New Friends
The Wrights of Lichfield
Dovetail
Little Bug Reel
Mary K
Boring Meeting Maggot
Peter and Peggy
Turning by Threes
Laisteridge Lane

28-Apr-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Ron Coxall dances
For Kay Longways duple Playford Ron Coxall Jogs to the Memory, 1991
The Postmistress 3 Couples Playford Ron Coxall Roles, 2000
Gleaners 3 Couples Playford Ron Coxall Roles, 2000
Domino 4 Couples Playford Ron Coxall The Blackburne Tunes
Nowton Park Longways triple Playford Ron Coxall The Blackburne Tunes
Break
The Lark 5 Couples Playford Ron Coxall The Blackburne Tunes
The Short and the Tall 4 Couples General Ron Coxall Jogs to the Memory, 1991
The Ringmaster 4 Couples Playford Ron Coxall Roles, 2000
Turn of the Tide Longways duple General Ron Coxall Roles, 2000

12-May-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: To Dance or not To Dance?
Muriel's Measure Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD4, 1996
Achnacarry House 4 Cu, 3 working Scottish Bill Forbes  
Belle qui tiens ma vie Historical Historical Arbeau Orchesography, 1589
The Beau's Retreat 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1728
Break
The Red House of Cardiff 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Welsh FDS leaflet, 1966
The Mavis Sweetly Sings Longways triple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Fringe Benefits
Lady Home's Jig 4 Cu, 3 working Scottish   MMM 1
Chase Me! 3 Couples Playford Colin Hume NDFO1, 1992
Winter Waltz 3 Couples General Fried de Metz Herman 1999

26-May-04       Leader: Barbara Kinsman       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
The Valentine
Rural Sports
Vaughan's Ramble
Sylvia's Serenade
The March Hare
Jacob Hall's Jig
The Maid's Last Wish
Once I loved a maiden fair
The Grand Reunion
New Princess Royal
Mr Englefield's New Hornpipe

9-Jun-04       Leader: Graham Christian       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Jovial Beggars ( la 1698; interp. Charles Bolton)
The Two Cousins (Wil van den Berg)
The Merry Andrew ( la "West Coast" and Graham Christian: slower tempo; set left and right and pass left in B2)
Volpony (interp. Graham Christian)
Abbey Reflection (Trevor Monson)
The Young Widow (Griffiths)
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Bury Fair (interp. Graham Christian)
Look Both Ways (Rich Jackson)
Bartlett House (more or less following Diana Cruickshank's interp.)
Young Phillis (interp. GC)
Mount Hills
Angels Unawares (GC)

23-Jun-04       Leader: Madeleine Smith       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Pat Shaw's Pinewoods Collection
Long Pond
The Shy Mer-chant
Trumpet Vine
The Martial Baron
Little Hunsdon

30-Jun-04       Leader: Robert Moir       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Black Bess
A Very Shadow
London
Corylus
Darius
Adson's Saraband
Mr Adson's Masque
Friends across the Water

14-Jul-04       Leader: Alan Davies       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Golden Alexanders (Fried de Metz Herman — Fringe Benefits)
Boys of Wexford (Heffer Porter — Maggot Pie)
Porter's Lamentation (Tom Cook — Still Not Quite Playford)
Babylon (Pat Shaw — New Wine in Old Bottles)
Hillingdon Heath (Charles Bolton — Courtesy Turns)
Saint Andrew's Assembly (Bernard Bentley — Fallibroome 6)
Jest-er Job for Jim (Alan Davies — Under the Greenwood Tree)

28-Jul-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Home at last!
Hey, Girls 3 Couples Playford Judith Hanson 2004
The Merry Salopians 3 Couples Playford Walsh 24 Country Dances, 1718
The Wrong Star Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume SWAD2, 2004
Triple Swing Through Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume SWAD2, 2004
Welcome Home Square Playford Colin Hume NDFO1, 1992
Break
The Homecoming Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Mult Calc Figures, 1999
Face the Arch Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume SWAD2, 2004
The Bonny Cuckoo 4 Couples General Gail Ticknor Gail's Maggots, 1996
Dog Leg Reel 4 Couples Playford Ron Coxall Jogs to the Memory, 1991
Buffalo Gap Square Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume 2004
The Merry Merry Milkmaids 4 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651

8-Sep-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
Masquerade 3 Couples Playford Colin Hume 2004
Sicilienne 4 Couples General Colin Hume 2004
Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1721
Break
The Rose of Sharon Longways duple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
Chess Square General Colin Hume 2004
The Little Nightingale Longways duple Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Burton Woods 3 Couples General Ken Alexander Home Brewed, 1993

22-Sep-04       Leader: Barrie Bullimore       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: "Gone But Not Forgotten" — Elsie Watson's dances
Hyde in the Hey
William of Woodbeck
Oh Dear
St Crispin's Eve
Towes' Tinopener
From Dunchurch to Southam
Ups Downs
Nan's Ring
The Lost Millennium
A Ruby Ring

29-Sep-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dancing with Style
Impertinence Longways duple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
Fine Dame 4 Couples General Simone Verheyen Dutch Crossing, 1993
Devil Among the Tailors 3 Couples Playford Thompson Compleat Coll. V 3, 1773
Winter Memories 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume DWAD4, 1996
MM 3 Couples Playford Keith Orchard 1999
Break
Antony Heywood called "Play to Win"
Dublin Bay Longways duple Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1713
Familiar Quotations 4 Couples General Sharon Green 2004
Another Nancy's Fancy Longways duple Playford Pat Shaw Between Two Ponds, 1976
The Trip to the Jubilee Longways duple Playford John Essex Further Imp. of Dancing

13-Oct-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Timing
Little Hunsdon 2 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Among the Pines, 1983
The Weathercock 4 Couples Scottish Veronica Hughes Leeds Silver Jub Bk 1990
The Hop-Pickers' Feast 3 Couples Playford Thompson 1786
Abnormality Longways duple American Danika and Emma Murray  
Break
Michael and All Angels Longways duple Playford Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
Princess Royal 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw  

27-Oct-04       Leader: Andrew Shaw       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dances of Brian Wedgbury
Diamond Celebration
Nun's Echo
Dunham Oaks
A Trip to Macclesfield
Samlesbury Hall
Nell's Figary
Lightfoot at Alston
Flixton House

10-Nov-04       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Requests
Sally from Poland Longways duple General Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Elizabeth Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD4, 1996
A Trip to Sweden 4 Couples General Colin Hume DWAD3, 1990
Kingcombe Rejuvenated 4 Couples General Alan Davies 1993
Break
Ted meets Pachelbel Longways duple Playford Colin Hume 2002
The Fourth of October 4 Couples General Judith Hanson 2004
Moonfleet Longways triple Playford Colin Hume DWAD4, 1996
Mary K Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Finite Set of Calc Figs

24-Nov-04       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dances with a Difference
New York Times Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Catdancer 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Salute to Southam Longways duple Playford Colin Hume 2002
Star of David 3 Couples General Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Break
Princeton's Silver Lining Longways duple American Colin Hume 2004
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume 2003
Alterations Swing Longways duple American Colin Hume 2002
E D Waltz Square General Colin Hume 2000

8-Dec-04       Leader: Charles Bolton       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Charles's own
Hoxton Square
Nick's Maggot
Round Robin
A Southerly Breeze
Cat's Cradle
The Elixir
A Trip to Hexham
Eat. drink and be merry
Orliana
A Toast to Gerry

Hoxton Square is from The Dancing Master volume 2: the others are all by Charles, with the possible exception of A Southerly Breeze, loosely based on Cor Hogendigk's Southwind.

12-Jan-05       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dancing with People
Dancing with People [Technique] [Technique]    
The Countryman's Hat Longways duple Playford Irene Crew EDS
Old Friends and New Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Larry's Nightmare 3 Couples General Larry Jennings Zesty Contras, 1983
Break
Midwinter 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
The Bees of Maggieknockater 4 Couples Scottish John Drewry Canadian Book
The Merifest Central Square 6+ Couples Playford Kimberley Smith DWAD4, 1996
The Queen of Sheba 4 Couples Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932

26-Jan-05       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Learning Dances
Learning Dances [Technique] [Technique]    
Mount Hills Longways duple Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1721
Helene's Night Out Longways duple Playford Claudio Buchwald Hudson Barn
King's Maggot 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1718
Dunham Oaks Longways duple Playford Brian Wedgbury  
Break
Separate Paths Longways duple American Al Olson Zesty Contras, 1983
Mayfair 2 Couples Playford Colin Hume NDFO1, 1992
A Trip o'er Tweed 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1713
The Introduction 4 Couples General Fried de Metz Herman Fringe Benefits
Elephant Stampede Square Scottish McDonald McKintosh  

9-Feb-05       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
Jack's Back Longways duple Playford Joyce Walker Stafford Silver Col 1977
Colin's BMX 3 Couples Playford Trevor Monson Colin's website, 2004
The Gypsy Round Longways duple General Eric Leber Ease and Elegance, 1979
For Colin — a Dance with a Difference 4 Couples Playford Julian Hill Colin's website, 2004
Break
The Tropical Gentleman Longways duple American K Anderson G Marshall  
The Bonny Cuckoo 4 Couples General Gail Ticknor Gail's Maggots, 1996
Heather's Wedding 4 Couples Scottish Ewan Barker TSDAV Dance Book, 1993
Peter and Peggy Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Finite Set of Calc Figs
Iona Cross 6+ Couples Scottish Wallis Mitchell Wetherley Book
Salop Galop 5 Couples Playford Pat Shaw  
Mr Beveridge's Maggot Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1701

23-Feb-05       Leader: Barrie Bullimore       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: The Blind Harper Dances: Modern English Country Dances set to Airs by Turlough O'Carolan
Compliments to the Whitfields
Contravention
Evergreen
Exwood United
Frank Palmer
Irish Mary
Orliana
Rational Reel
The Revelation
Stockton Ruby Celebration
Two Score and Ten
Winter Waltz

9-Mar-05       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dancing in a Set
Dancing in a Set [Technique] [Technique]    
Mr Isaac's Maggot Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1695
Kelsterne Gardens 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, c.1726
Dutch Crossing 6+ Couples Playford Ernst van Brakel DWAD3, 1990
Break
Chicago Challenge Longways triple American Al Olson Zesty Contras, 1983
The Cambridge Hexagon 6+ Couples Patter, Phrased Colin Hume 2005
Hey in the Middle Longways duple American Glen Morningstar  
Two Left Feet 3 Couples Playford Pat Skelton Cantii Collection, 1992

23-Mar-05       Leader: Madeleine Smith       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Vic Smith

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Dance Styles: Convention or Tradition?
Jack's Maggot
Joy After Sorrow
The Rifleman
Mixed Texas Star
Spring Garden
Mr Isaac's Maggot.

30-Mar-05       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
Bartlett House Longways duple Playford Thomas Bray Country Dances, 1699
Bryon's Boutarde 4 Couples General Fried de Metz Herman Potters' Porch, 1991
Clarance House Square Playford Pat Shaw 1953
Laura and Filon 3 Couples General Colin Hume 2003
Miss Anderson's Allemande Longways duple Playford Pat Shaw  
Break
Tim on the March Longways duple Playford Carol Hewson 2002
Ringing the Changes Square Playford Colin Hume NDFO1, 1992
Albany Assembly 3 Couples Playford Victor Skowronski  
Anne's First Festival 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume NDFO1, 1992
Good Man of Cambridge Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Addit Calc Figures, 1992

13-Apr-05       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Pat Shaw dances
Monica's Delight 2 Couples Playford Pat Shaw 1931
Hamburger Special Longways duple General Pat Shaw Among the Pines, 1983
The Shy Merchant 4 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Between Two Ponds, 1976
The Cowslip 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Welsh FDS leaflet
Break
The Martial Baron Longways triple Playford Pat Shaw Between Two Ponds, 1976
Heidenrslein Square General Pat Shaw  
Chigwell Row Longways duple Playford Pat Shaw 1986
Donnie's Farewell to London 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Pat Shaw Collection, 1
Sybil's Au Revoir 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw 1962

27-Apr-05       Leader: Charles Bolton       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Modern Miscellany
Speedwell  Jan Dale)
Bright with Joy (Hilary Herbert)
The Zither Man ( Colin Wallace)
Coffee Housing (Wendy Knight)
The Homecoming (Gary Roodman)
Gold for the Mahieus (Philippe Callens)
Quiet Weekend (Tom Cook)
Phoebus Arising (Dick Reed)

11-May-05       Musicians: Vic Godrich and Thomas Bending

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
Parsons' Farewell 2 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Crazy Marie 3 Couples General Sol Weber 2004
Jigsaw Square Patter, Phrased Ron Buchanan  
House Party Square Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume 2003
A Trip to the Camp Longways duple Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1718
Break
Kathy Anderson called "The Tropical Gentleman".
Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder Square Scottish John Drewry  
The Optimist 4 Couples Playford Charles Bolton Optimistic Dances, 1982
Jack Pudding 3 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651

25-May-05       Leader: Barbara Kinsman       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
No-body's Jig
Saint Margaret's Hill
Virago
Angelica
Wherever She Goes
Mrs Pomeroy's Pavane
The Dutch House
A Trip to Morland
Winsor Knot
Mad Robin

8-Jun-05       Musicians: Ruth Rose & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
De'il Take the Warr 3 Couples Playford John Young Dancing Master, 1721
Devil's Elbow 4 Cu, 3 working Scottish J Trevor Stephenson SD Archives 179
Irish Lamentation Longways duple Playford Walsh 3rd Book of Complete DM
The Amazed Geneticist 4 Couples Playford Pat Shaw Between Two Ponds, 1976
Break
Sunlight Through Draperies Longways duple General Tom Roby CDSS News, MarApr 2004
The Magnificent Seven 6+ Couples General Bob Archer  
Mr Downing's Challenge 4 Couples Playford Maureen Reed Dance Search '86
Trumpet Vine 6+ Couples Playford Pat Shaw Between Two Ponds, 1976
The Dunsmuir Waltz 3 Couples General John Drewry  

22-Jun-05       Leader: Andrew Shaw       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Young Phillis of Wakefield
Love's Last Shift
Tomson's Whim
Sapho and Phaon
Vigo
A Trip to Holy-Well
Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe

29-Jun-05       Musicians: Folkus Pocus

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Band's Choice
This was the last Wednesday Workshop that Folkus Pocus played for, as they were moving to Stoke on Trent, so I said they could choose the programme.  I also surprised them with a dance I had written for them — Thomas Bending played the music (which he described as "challenging" and Dan described as "one of my best") while Dan and Caroline joined the dancers.
Oxford Circus 3 Couples Playford Colin Hume NDFO1, 1992
Levi Jackson Rag 5 Couples General Pat Shaw Among the Pines, 1983
Winter Dreams Longways duple General Gary Roodman Sum Furth Calc Figs 1996
The Pride of Newcastle 3 Couples General Pat Shaw Book 3
Laisteridge Lane Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Sum Furth Calc Figs 1996
Folkus Pocus Longways duple Playford Colin Hume 2005
Break
Softly Good Tummas Longways duple Playford Kynaston 24 New CDs for year 1718
Roadblock Reel Longways duple American Bob Dalsemer  
Black Nag 3 Couples Easy John Playford Dancing Master, 1670
Miss de Jersey's Memorial Longways duple General Pat Shaw Quartet, 1971
Oliver's Maggot 3 Couples General Dawn Winskill Cantii Collection, 1992
Mary K Longways duple Playford Gary Roodman Finite Set of Calc Figs

13-Jul-05       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Getting there at the right time!
Getting there at the right time [Technique] [Technique]    
Dovetail 4 Couples Playford Gary Roodman Sum Furth Calc Figs 1996
Time Limit Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume SWAD2, 2004
The Punch Bowl Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1703
The Golden Wonder 5 Couples General Ann Higley Dancing Every Day, 1997
Break
Well-Hall Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1701
The Gallant Enterprize 3 Couples Playford Daniel Wright C. 1740
Mission to Please 3 Couples Playford Ron Coxall Other Blackburne Tunes

27-Jul-05       Musicians: Ruth Rose & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
Long Pond Longways duple American Pat Shaw Between Two Ponds, 1976
Planting the May 3 Couples Playford Pat Shaw New Wine in Old Bottles
Polharrow Burn 5 Couples Scottish Hugh Foss  
Break
Jug of Punch Longways duple Playford Colin Hume 2000
Maggie's Waltz Square Square General Colin Hume 2001
Step Stately 5 Couples Playford John Playford PWAD1, 1995
The Merry Conclusion Longways duple Playford Walsh 24 New CDs for year 1716

14-Sep-05       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Real Playford
The Siege of Limerick Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1698
Shepherds' Holiday 3 Couples Playford John Playford PWAD1, 1995
Saint Martin's Lane Longways triple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1696
Hunsdon House Square Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1665
Break
Abergenny 4 Couples Playford John Playford PWAD1, 1995
The Phoenix 4 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1670
Lull Me Beyond Thee 4 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Wa is Me Longways duple Playford Henry Playford Dancing Master, 1696

28-Sep-05       Leader: Robert Moir       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Since First I Saw Your Face
Nelson's Victory
White Wheat
Sunny Meadows
Forget Me Not
Noisette
Enjoyment
Nelson's Waltz
Winter In Brasstown

12-Oct-05       Musicians: Vic Godrich and Thomas Bending

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Nothing too slow (specially for Liz Hall)
Hey, Boys, Up Go We 2 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
The Bervie Braes Square Scottish Martin Mulligan 1999
Busy, Busy, Busy Square Patter, Phrased Colin Hume 2005
Shambles Square Patter, Phrased Dave Turner  
Flights of Fancy 3 Couples Playford Susan Kevra 1995
Marli Water-Works 3 Couples Playford Matthew Welch 1767
The Highland Rambler 4 Cu, 3 working Scottish Roy Goldring Silver Jubilee 25
The Night Piece 3 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Swing to a Line Square Patter, Phrased Roger Whynot Balance and Swing, 1982

26-Oct-05       Leader: Thomas Bending       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Hey boys, up go we
Errol on the green
Dick's maggot
The ladies from Wall
?07
Thirty-fourth of October
And now the fourcast
Trip to Bavaria
Never love thee more
Peter's maze
O, Susato

9-Nov-05       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
No theme
Bellamira Longways duple Playford Henry Playford PWAD1, 1995
Twenty Years' Waltz 4 Couples General Fried de Metz Herman Fringe Benefits
The Boatman 3 Couples Playford John Playford Dancing Master, 1651
Spin Chain the Gears Square Patter, Unphrased Kathy Anderson  
Edinburgh Castle Longways duple Playford Walsh 1700'S
Break
Lady Williams' Delight Longways duple Playford Rich Galloway CDSS News, NovDec 1993
Nottingham Lace Square Scottish Jenny Bradley  
Resolution 4 Couples Playford Charles Bolton What's New
Braes of Dornoch 3 Couples Playford Johnson 1757
Kathy's Balance Square Patter, Phrased Ron Buchanan  

23-Nov-05       Leader: Alan Davies       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Pat Shaw and Dutch
Little Nightingale
The Sleepless Swain
Jan Ulrich Christian
Mr Shaw's Apologies
Dutch Crossing
Sally from Poland

30-Nov-05       Musicians: Vic Godrich & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Saint Andrew's Day and Denis's Choice
Today is Saint Andrew's Day, so there's a Scottish influence in some of the dances and dance titles.  Denis Searls was due to call the Wednesday Workshop on October 26th but was taken into hospital shortly beforehand and died there.  I am including some of the dances which Denis planned to call that evening.
The Scotch Morris Longways duple Playford John Young Dancing Master, c. 1726
Saint Andrew's Fair 4 Cu, 3 working Scottish    
Patrick's Waltz 3 Couples General Philippe Callens Continental Capers, 1999
February Flower Sicilian Circle Playford Fried de Metz Herman 2005
The Dancing Sailors Longways duple American Ed Shaw Al Olson Zesty Contras, 1983
Break
Diamond Jubilee 4 Couples Scottish   Book 31
PentaJig 5 Couples Playford Julian Hill  
Harry's Health 3 Couples Playford    
The Scotch Measure Longways duple Playford Thomas Bray Country Dances, 1699
New York Times Longways duple Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998

14-Dec-05       Musicians: Ruth Rose & Graham Beebee

Title Format Style Author Collection
Theme: Colin's Farewell
A selection of dances and types of dance that I enjoy calling: Playford, American, Scottish and some of mine.
Fiddleheads Longways duple American Ted Sannella Zesty Contras, 1983
Green Willow 2 Couples Playford M Heffer and W Porter Maggot Pie, 1932
Irish Rover 4 Cu, 3 working Scottish    
Crossing the Rubicon 4 Couples General Hilary Herbert Hilary's Humours 1, 1997
Selma and Louise Longways duple American Penn Fix CDSS News, SeptOct 1994
Break
Cecil Sharp House Square Playford Colin Hume Cecil Sharp House, 1988
No Clapping! Longways duple American Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Renata 4 Couples Playford Colin Hume DWAD5, 1998
Colin's Tambourine Longways duple Playford Colin Hume 2001