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Up a double, Siding, Arming
Country Dances, Ancient and Modern

Dances in Maggot Pie (Marjorie Heffer and William Porter, 1932, Cambridge)

Table of Contents

B C D F G H J K M N O P Q R S W Y

B

The Baffled KnightMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music4 Couple Longways
Bonny NellMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicFacing Couples Becket
The Boys of WexfordMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music3 Couple Circle

C

Cupid's Garden - Maggot PieMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932By Request
Bare Necessities
Square

D

The Doldrum
The DoldrumMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicSquare
The Doldrum ~ 6 CplMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music6 Couple Circle

F

The French Ambassador - Maggot PieMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music3 Couple Longways

G

Gossip JoanMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music3 Couple Circle
The Gradely LassMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
Green WillowMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicFacing Couples Becket

H

The Happy ClownMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music4 Couple Longways

J

The Jovial Beggars - Maggot PieMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932At Home
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Circle

K

The King's PennyMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music4 Couple Longways

M

The Merry Andrew - Maggot PieMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932At Home
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways
The Mock Match - Maggot PieMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Mumping MaidMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicCustom3 permutation: 121

N

The Night CapMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932By Choice
Bare Necessities
Square
The Northern LassMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music4 Couple Longways

O

The Old BootMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicSquare

P

Parthenia - Maggot PieMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932Mrs. Beveridge's Triumph
Bare Necessities
4 Couple Longways

Q

The Queen of ShebaMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music4 Couple Longways

R

The Red Bull - Maggot PieMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicSquare

S

The Saucy SailorMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicFacing Couples Becket

W

The Wickering WenchMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
The WithywindMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicSquare

Y

Young Man's FancyMarjorie Heffer & William Porter 1932no musicSquare
Number
of dances
Number
of interpretations
Number
with music
25265

Marjorie Heffer and William Porter published Maggot Pie in 1932 (probably assisted by Arthur Heffer, Marjorie's husband, who died before publication). This was the first book of new country dances published in England since about 1850. It was the first book that used the old "up a double/siding/arming" since Playford stopped printing them in 1679.

Unfortunately the dances were not widely accepted, the very forward of the book, written by Douglas Kennedy, director of the EFDS, damns it with faint praise:

In any case these maggots ... deserve the encouragement of every English Dancer, although they cannot be officially sponsored by the E.F.D.S. Who knows what may be their ultimate fate? Some may die after a short existence. Others may live to be collected...

Well, here they all are, collected, 90 years later.

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