Dances

Our dances

This season we are performing Cotswold dances in the styles of Stanton Harcourt, Ilmington, Adderbury, Steeple Claydon and Hereford Ladies and a variety of Border dances. Some of the traditions have links to our notation. Don’t expect to understand the notation, as they were originally written as memory joggers, and don’t expect us to dance what’s written down — it is folk dancing after all!

Stanton Harcourt

  • Nutting Girl
  • Greensleeves
  • Brighton Camp
  • Trunkles
  • Country Gardens

Stanton Harcourt notes (updated 27 Oct 2016)

Ilmington

  • Oyster Girl (Jubilee)
  • Maid of the Mill
  • Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • Mucky to the Fayre
  • The Keeper

Ilmington notes (updated 18 Jan 2017)

Adderbury

  • Sweet Jenny Jones
  • Lillibullero
  • Postman’s Knock
  • South Australia
  • Shepherd’s Hey
  • Bluebells of Scotland
  • Shooting
  • Black Joke
  • Lucy of Lyne

Adderbury notes (updated 27 Oct 2016)

Steeple Claydon

  • The Morris Dance

Steeple Claydon notes (updated 27 Oct 2016)

Hereford Ladies

  • May Day Dance

Border style

  • Prescot Clock
  • Dilwyn
  • Welly Boot
  • Much Wenlock
  • Portsmouth
  • Three Jolly Sheepskins
  • Upton Stick
  • Upton Hanky
  • African Swallow
  • Stick Chuck
  • Off to California
  • Tinner’s Rabbit
  • Bobby Shaftoe
  • Greenham

Border notes (updated 6 Feb 2017)

Our own unique dance

  • To Gordon

To Gordon notes (updated 7 Jan 2017)

Our former dances

In the past, we have also danced some different Border dances, Lichfield and Cotswold in the styles of Bampton, Bledington, Bucknell and Ducklington. And probably other traditions we’ve forgotten!

Ducklington

  • Princess Royal
  • Lollipop Man

Ducklington notes (updated 27 Oct 2016)

Bampton

  • Bonny Green Garters
  • Rose Tree
  • Highland Mary

Bampton notes (updated 27 Oct 2016)