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Country Dances, Ancient and Modern

Dances interpreted by Bernard Bentley

Table of Contents

A B C D E G H I J K L M N P R S T U V W Y Z

A

The Accomplished MaidUnknown ~1800
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicDuple Minor
The Anna MariaThomas Budd 1781
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
As Quick as You PleasePlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicTriple Minor
Assembly of LoversWalsh 1766
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

B

The BalloonUnknown 1786
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicTriple Minor
Barn ElmsPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicDuple Minor
The Beadle of Grub St.Playford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Beau's RetreatPlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1965
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Beaus of the ParkJohnson ~1733
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Beaux DelightHenry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1971
no musicDuple Minor
Blackwell Hall
Blackwell Hall ~ 3 CouplePlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Blackwell Hall ~ TriplePlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicTriple Minor
Bouzer CastleJohn Playford 1679
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicDuple Minor
Bugbee's HolePlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Burgundy's Flight ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1977
no musicTriple Minor
BuskinHenry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1971 Playford Assembly
no musicTriple Minor
Buskin (3 Couple Longways)Henry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1971 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

C

Camberwell ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicDuple Minor
Capt. Catton's MaggotJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicDuple Minor
Chelmsford AssemblyJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Clapham FrolickJohnson 1751
Bernard Bentley 1977
no musicDuple Minor
Cock Ey'd BrownPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicTriple Minor
The Coney WalkPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicTriple Minor
Cream PotJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Cuckoo's NestRutherford ~1775
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

D

Daphne's Delight
Daphne's Delight ~ 3 CouplePlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Daphne's Delight ~ TriplePlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicTriple Minor
Doll Tearsheet's RantJohnson ~1764
Bernard Bentley 1971
no musicTriple Minor
DowayPlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicTriple Minor
Drapers GardensPlayford (John Young) 1706
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Ball
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Dublin BayPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Ball
More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Duchess of Grafton ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1980
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

E

Easter EveHenry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1971
no musicDuple Minor
Easter Thursday ~ BentleyWalsh 1733
Bernard Bentley 1977 Playford Assembly
Colin HumeDuple Minor
The ElizaCahusac 1790
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicDuple Minor
Enfield WashJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicDuple Minor

G

The Green Man ~ JohnsonJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

H

Hambleton's Round OPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Ball
no musicTriple Minor
The Happy PairJohnson ~1733
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 213
Hare HatchPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicDuple Minor
High GinksPlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicDuple Minor
High JinksPlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicDuple Minor
Huntington's MaggotHenry Playford 1695
Bernard Bentley 1971
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor

I

I Often for my Jenny Strove ~ BentleyHenry Playford 1690
Bernard Bentley 1965
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
In the Fields in Frost and SnowPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor

J

John the Mad ManPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicDuple Minor
Johnny Cock Thy BeaverThompson 1765
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
The Jolly CooperW. Randall 1773
Bernard Bentley 1971
no musicTriple Minor
Joy After Sorrow ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1980
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

K

The Kings Arms AssemblyJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1980
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

L

The Ladies JoyCahusac 1788
Bernard Bentley 1977
no musicTriple Minor
Lord Anson for everJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Lord Phopington ~ BentleyHenry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Love and a Bottle - Kynaston ~ BentleyNathaniel Kynaston 1710
Bernard Bentley 1965
At Home
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Love and Beauty ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1980
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Love's Triumph ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Ball
Colin Hume3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

M

Mars and VenusPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Merry CompanionPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicTriple Minor
Merry Girls of MaidstoneJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicDuple Minor
The Miser's JewelCharles and Samuel Thompson 1765
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Miss Barrett's WaltzBland and Weller 1799
Bernard Bentley 1971
no musicTriple Minor
Miss Nancy's DelightJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Miss Sayers' AllemandThomas Budd 1781
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Ball
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Miss Silvie's DelightDavid Rutherford ~1760
Bernard Bentley 1980
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Miss Spark's Maggot
Miss Spark's MaggotJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968 Playford Ball
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Miss Spark's Maggot ~ TripleJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968 Playford Ball
no musicTriple Minor
Mistress Savage's WhimPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Monk's March, with the WandersPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicDuple Minor
Mount HillsPlayford (John Young) 1721
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Mrs. Hill's Dance ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no musicTriple Minor
Mrs. Savage's WhimPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor

N

New Year's Day in the MorningUniversal Magazine 1755
Bernard Bentley 1968 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Number Three ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicTriple Minor

P

Paston's Maggot ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1977
no musicTriple Minor
Paul's AlleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
PhilanderingW. Blackman 1826
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicTriple Minor
The Physical SnobUnknown ~1800
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Pilgrim ~ BentleyHenry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Pinks and LiliesPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The PrimroseJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicDuple Minor
Prince Frederick's HornpipeJohnson 1736
Bernard Bentley 1980
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Put in AllPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicDuple Minor

R

The Rakes of Rochester ~ BentleyWalsh 1748
Bernard Bentley 1971 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Ratcliff CrossPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Ravenscroft's HornpipePlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1980
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Royal WeddingJohnson ~1733
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 213

S

Saint BridesPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
St. Giles's PoundPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
St. James's BeautiesJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Saint Margaret's Hill ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Ball
Colin Hume3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
The Sea NymphsPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicDuple Minor
Shropshire LassNathaniel Kynaston 1710
Bernard Bentley 1971 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Spanish Gypsie
Spanish Gypsie ~ LongwaysLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music4 Couple Longways
Spanish Gypsie ~ SquareJohn Playford 1651
Bernard Bentley 1971
no musicSquare
The Spanish JeepsieLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Bernard Bentley 1971
no music4 Couple Longways
The Splendid ShillingUnknown ~1800
Bernard Bentley 1968 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Sprigs of LaurelThompston 1794
Bernard Bentley 1977
no musicDuple Minor

T

Three Coney Walk ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1726
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicTriple Minor
Tom JonesDavid Rutherford ~1770
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Top and BottomJohnson ~1733
Bernard Bentley 1971
no musicDuple Minor
The TopazUnknown ~1800
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicDuple Minor
A Trip O'er Tweed
A Trip O'er Tweed ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1965
Colin Hume3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
A Trip O'er Tweed ~ TriplePlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1965
Colin HumeTriple Minor
A Trip to Virginia ~ BentleyJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicTriple Minor
Tunbridge WalksHenry Playford 1703
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicDuple Minor

U

Union JiggPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1965
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

V

ViennaJohn Playford 1686
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicDuple Minor
The Virgin's Frolick ~ BentleyPlayford (John Young) 1718
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

W

We'll Wed and We'll BedPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Ball
More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
WestmorelandJohn Playford 1686
Bernard Bentley 1965
no musicDuple Minor
Wildboar's MaggotThompson 1758
Bernard Bentley 1977
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Wolverton Hall ~ BentleyJohn Playford 1686
Bernard Bentley 1980
no musicDuple Minor
Wood LarkPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1977
no musicDuple Minor
Worcester AssemblyPreston 1790
Bernard Bentley 1977
no musicTriple Minor

Y

The Young FoxJohnson ~1750
Bernard Bentley 1968
no musicTriple Minor

Z

Zephyrs and FloraWalsh 1715
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Ball
no musicDuple Minor
Number
of dances
Number
of interpretations
Number
with music
10110614

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