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Country Dances, Ancient and Modern

Dances in The Playford Assembly (Graham Christian, 2015)

Table of Contents

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

A

AlchurchHenry Playford 1690
Broadbridge 2000 Playford Assembly
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
AlterationsJohnson 1753
Kathryn and David Wright 1979 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

B

Bar-a-BarPlayford (John Young) 1710
Fried de Metz Herman 1986 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Barbarini's TambourineWalsh 1745
Jacqueline Schwab 1987 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Barham DownHenry Playford 1701
Tom Cook 1975 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Barr a BarrPlayford (John Young) 1710
Fried de Metz Herman 1986 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Bartlett-House ~ CruickshankThomas Bray 1699
Diana Cruickshank 2001 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Bellamira ~ KennedyJohn Playford 1689
Douglas & Helen Kennedy 1929 Playford Assembly
More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Bloomsberry MarketHenry Playford 1703
Andrew Shaw 2009 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Bloomsbury MarketHenry Playford 1703
Andrew Shaw 2009 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Bonny Grey-Ey'd MornHenry Playford 1698
Andrew Shaw 2000 Playford Assembly
By Choice
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Braes of Dornoch
Braes of DornochJohnson 1753
Charles Bolton 1989 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Braes of Dornoch ~ TripleJohnson 1753
Charles Bolton 1989 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Triple Minor
Braye's MagottThomas Bray 1699
Diana Cruickshank 2001 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Bury Fair ~ ChristianHenry Playford 1696
Graham Christian 1999 Playford Assembly
Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Triple 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

Cheerily and Merrily ~ BoltonJohn Playford 1651
Charles Bolton 1991 Playford Assembly
no music4 Couple Longways
Cheshire Rounds ~ PlayfordHenry Playford 1701
Charles Bolton 2000 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Cockle shells ~ BoltonHenry Playford 1701
Charles Bolton 1985 Playford Assembly
By Choice
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Cockle shells (down)Henry Playford 1701
Charles Bolton (mod) 1985 Playford Assembly
By Choice
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Cockle shells (Triple)Henry Playford 1701By Choice
Bare Necessities
Triple Minor
The Collier's Daughter ~ ChristianPlayford (John Young) 1718
Graham Christian 2015 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Come Let's Be MerryPlayford (John Young) 1726
Tom Cook 1975 Playford Assembly
Invitation to Waltz
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
The Comical FellowThompson 1776
W. S. Porter, M. Heffer, A. Heffer 1931 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Cotery ~ RichmondRichmond 1797
Kate Keller & George Fogg 2003 Playford Assembly
no musicTriple Minor

D

DaphneJohn Playford 1651
Tom Cook Playford Assembly
no music4 Couple Longways permutation: 3142
De'il Take the WarsPlayford (John Young) 1721
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
Mrs. Beveridge's Triumph
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Drummer - ThompsonThompson 1757
Charles Bolton 1997 Playford Assembly
Bonnie Insull, Susan McNeil, and Robert WinokurDuple Minor
The Duke of Rutland's DelightPlayford (John Young) 1718
Graham Christian 2015 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Dusty MillerJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

E

East IndianThompson 1783
Ken Sheffield 1988 Playford Assembly
Bonnie Insull, Susan McNeil, and Robert WinokurTriple Minor
Easter Thursday ~ BentleyWalsh 1733
Bernard Bentley 1977 Playford Assembly
Colin HumeDuple Minor
Elverton GroveWalsh 1712
Tom Cook 1975 Playford Assembly
More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Emperor of the MoonHenry Playford 1690
Andrew Shaw 2006 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Excuse Me ~ ChristianJohn Playford 1686
Graham Christian 2001 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

F

Fair and SoftlyPlayford (John Young) 1726
Tom Cook 1979 Playford Assembly
More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Fop's FancyWalsh 1715
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
From AberdeenHenry Playford 1698
Cecil Sharp 1922 Playford Assembly
More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Triple Minor

G

La GavrePierre Trappeniers 1777
Philippe Callens 2002 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
GoddessesLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Cecil Sharp 1911 Playford Assembly
no music4 Couple Longways
The Goose and GridironThompson 1768
Tom Cook 1975 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Graies Inne MaskeLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Fried de Metz Herman 1995 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways
GreensleevesFeuillet 1706
Pat Shaw 1960 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

H

Halfe Hannikin
Halfe HannikinJohn Playford 1651
Cecil Sharp (mod) 1916 Playford Assembly
no musicCircle as many as will
Halfe Hannikin ~ SharpJohn Playford 1651
Cecil Sharp 1916 Playford Assembly
no musicCircle as many as will
Halfe Hannikin ~ SicilianJohn Playford 1651
Cecil Sharp 1916 Playford Assembly
no musicCircle as many as will
The HaymakersJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
By Choice
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Hop GroundPreston 1794
Bert Simons ~1991 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Humours of DublinJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

I

If all the World were Paper
If all the World were Paper ~ P. ShawJohn Playford 1651
Pat Shaw 1964 Playford Assembly
no musicSquare
If all the World were Paper ~ SharpJohn Playford 1651
Cecil Sharp 1912 Playford Assembly
no musicSquare
In the Fields in Frost and SnowPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Irish Lamentation ~ CookJohnson ~1740
Tom Cook 1979 Playford Assembly
Colin HumeDuple Minor

J

Jack PuddingLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Colin Hume 1998 Playford Assembly
Colin Hume3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Jack's Health
Jack's Health ~ BoltonJohn Playford 1679
Charles Bolton ~2004 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Jack's Health ~ MorrisonPlayford (John Young) 1721
James Morrison 1973 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Jacques LatinG. Willsim 1755
Charles Hendrickson 1996 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Jaque LatinG. Willsim 1755
Charles Hendrickson 1996 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Jovial BeggarsHenry Playford 1701
Charles Bolton 1989 Playford Assembly
At Home
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor

K

Kill Him with KindnessPlayford (John Young) 1710
Helwig 1995 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
King of PolandHenry Playford 1698
Cecil Sharp 1916 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Knives and Forks
Knives and ForksJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1987 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Knives and Forks ~ ShapiroJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1987 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

L

Leather Lake HouseHenry Bishop 1788
Fried de Metz Herman 1986 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Triple Minor
The Long OddsPreston 1791
Woods 1958 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Lord Mayor's DelightHenry Playford 1697
Helwig Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ WittmanJohn Playford 1651
Wittman ~1986 Playford Assembly
no music4 Couple Longways permutation: 3412
The Lord Phopington
The Lord Phopington ~ BentleyHenry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Lord Phopington ~ Pat ShawHenry Playford 1701
Pat Shaw ~1970 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Love and a Bottle - Kynaston ~ ShawNathaniel Kynaston 1710
Andrew Shaw 2006 Playford Assembly
At Home
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Lovely NancyHenry Playford 1690
Broadbridge 2000 Playford Assembly
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Lover's Luck ~ CookThomas Bray 1699
Tom Cook 1979 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

M

Mad TomLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Fried de Metz Herman 1995 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways
The Maid's Last WishHenry Playford 1695
Tom Cook (mod) 1979 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Maiden LaneJohn Playford 1651
Cecil Sharp (mod) 1912 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
Maids MorrisJohn Playford 1688
Cecil Sharp 1916 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Les Manches VertesFeuillet 1706
Pat Shaw 1960 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Merry AndrewLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Colin Hume 1998 Playford Assembly
Colin Hume3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Merry Conceit ~ ShawNathaniel Kynaston 1710
Pat Shaw 1959 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Merry SalopiansNathaniel Kynaston 1718
Tom Cook 1987 Playford Assembly
Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
The Midnight RambleThompson 1773
George Fogg Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Mistress Savage's WhimPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Mock Hobby-HorseHenry Playford 1698
Cecil Sharp 1916 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Money Musk ~ ECDWerner/Preston 1785
Traditional Playford Assembly
no musicTriple Minor
Mount HillsPlayford (John Young) 1721
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The MousetrapWalsh 1719
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Mr. Webb's Fancy ~ BoltonJohn Playford 1651
Charles Bolton 1991 Playford Assembly
no music4 Couple Longways
Mrs. Savage's WhimPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Mulberry GardenJohn Playford 1670
Cecil Sharp 1922 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor

N

Never Love Thee More ~ SharpJohn Playford 1679
Cecil Sharp (mod) 1922 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
New Year's Day in the MorningUniversal Magazine 1755
Bernard Bentley 1968 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
News From TripolyHenry Playford 1701
Pat Shaw 1973 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Nonesuch (II)Henry Playford 1697
Tom Cook 1775 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

O

O'er Boggie ~ NealJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Old Batchelor ~ BroadbridgeHenry Playford 1695
Tom Cook 1995 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Old HobWalsh 1719
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Old MillNathaniel Kynaston 1718
Tom Cook 1987 Playford Assembly
Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
Old Wife Behind The FireJohn & William Neal ~1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1950 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Orange NanWalsh 1713
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Ore BoggyJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor

P

Parson upon DorothyJohn Playford 1652
Charles Bolton 1992 Playford Assembly
no musicFacing Couples
Paul's AlleyPlayford (John Young) 1710
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Physical SnobUnknown ~1800
Bernard Bentley 1962 Playford Assembly
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Pilgrim
The Pilgrim ~ BentleyHenry Playford 1701
Bernard Bentley 1965 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Pilgrim ~ Pat ShawHenry Playford 1701
Pat Shaw ~1970 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
PortabellaWalsh 1715
Tom Cook 1979 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Punch Bowl ~ ShawHenry Playford 1701
Pat Shaw 1969 Playford Assembly
More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The PursuitPlayford (John Young) 1710
Pat Shaw 1961 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor

Q

Queens-boroughHenry Playford 1703
Andrew Shaw 2009 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

R

The RaggJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Rakes of Rochester
The Rakes of Rochester ~ BentleyWalsh 1748
Bernard Bentley 1971 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Rakes of Rochester ~ SimonsWalsh 1748
Simons ~1991 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Red and all RedMerry Lad 1753
Charles Bolton 1991 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
Red-House ~ KennediesHenry Playford 1695
Douglas & Helen Kennedy 1929 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Room for RamblersWalsh 1712
Chip & Fran Hendrickson 1984 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Rosamond's PondThomas Bray 1699
Christine Helwig 1990 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Round About Our Coal FireRichard Bride 1766
Tom Cook 1987 Playford Assembly
Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Row Well, Ye MarinersJohn Playford 1651
Charles Bolton 1992 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Circle as many as will

S

Sadler's WellsPlayford (John Young) 1728
Douglas & Helen Kennedy 1929 Playford Assembly
At the Ball
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
St. Martin's LaneHenry Playford 1696
Helwig 1988 Playford Assembly
no musicTriple Minor
Sally in our AlleyWalsh 1719
Jacqueline Schwab 1987 Playford Assembly
Favorites of the Boston Centre
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Scotch MorrisWright 1719
Tom Cook 1975 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Shepherd's DaughterJohn Playford 1652
Charles Bolton 1992 Playford Assembly
no musicFacing Couples
Shropshire LassNathaniel Kynaston 1710
Bernard Bentley 1971 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Siege of LimerickHenry Playford 1695
Cecil Sharp 1922 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Sion HouseJohn Playford 1686
Cecil Sharp 1922 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Sir Watkin's JigUniversal Magazine 1749
Charles Bolton 1985 Playford Assembly
At Home
Bare Necessities
3 Couple Longways permutation: 231
Slaughter HouseHenry Playford 1702
Cecil Sharp 1922 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Softly Good TummasNathaniel Kynaston 1718
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
By Choice
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Soulton Jigg ~ WrightPlayford (John Young) 1710
Kathryn & David Wright 1984 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The Spaniard ~ ThompsonThompson 1777
W. S. Porter, M. Heffer, A. Heffer 1931 Playford Assembly
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Spanish JiggHenry Playford 1695
Douglas & Helen Kennedy 1978 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The Splendid ShillingUnknown ~1800
Bernard Bentley 1968 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312

T

Take a DanceJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
By Request
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Tambourine DanceWalsh 1742
Jacqueline Schwab 1987 Playford Assembly
Frank Hoppe, Robert Winokur, and Susan McNeilDuple Minor
Tom a BedlamLovelace Manuscript ~1649
Fried de Metz Herman 1995 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways
Tom Jones ~ WrightGentlemen's Magazine 1750
Kathryn & David Wright 1984 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
A Trip to the Jubilee ~ EssexJohn Essex 1698
Pat Shaw 1962 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
The TriumphThomas Wilson 1809
Pat Shaw 1966 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

V

Valentine's DayJohn Playford 1683
Pat Shaw 1966 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Vaughan's Ramble ~ A. ShawNathaniel Kynaston 1711
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Volpony ~ ChristianWalsh 1712
Graham Christian 2004 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

W

Wa Is Me, What Mun I Do?Henry Playford 1698
Helwig 1995 Playford Assembly
Mrs. Beveridge's Triumph
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Wakefield HuntThompson 1779
Tom Cook 1987 Playford Assembly
no musicTriple Minor
Walton Abbey ~ BoltonHenry Playford 1697
Graham Christian 2005 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor
Well Done JackNathaniel Kynaston 1718
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
Strong Roots
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
The WhirligigJohn Playford 1651
Cecil Sharp 1916 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways
WhiskersWalsh 1713
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
no musicTriple Minor
The Wives' VictoryThomas Bray 1699no musicDuple Minor
Wooden ShoesHenry Playford 1703
Tom Cook ~1999 Playford Assembly
Mrs. Beveridge's Triumph
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Woodstock ParkNathaniel Kynaston 1711
Andrew Shaw 2000 Playford Assembly
no musicDuple Minor

Y

Yellow StockingsJohn & William Neal 1726
Rich Jackson & George Fogg 1990 Playford Assembly
Simple Pleasures
Bare Necessities
Duple Minor
Young Damon's FlightNathaniel Kynaston 1717
Andrew Shaw 2002 Playford Assembly
no music3 Couple Longways permutation: 312
The Young Widow
The Young WidowJohn Griffiths 1788
Charles Hendrickson 1989 Playford Assembly
At The Ball
Bare Necessities
Triple Minor
Young WidowJohn Griffiths 1788
Charles Hendrickson 1989 Playford Assembly
At The Ball
Bare Necessities
Triple Minor
Number
of dances
Number
of interpretations
Number
with music
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