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Cecil Sharp House Choir: Twice Good Morning (CD)

Featuring a selection of glorious a capella harmony arrangements of traditional songs from the British Isles and beyond, mostly arranged by its inspiring leader Sally Davies, both the concert and CD will draw on the best of the choir’s repertoire, created over the past seven years since it was established by EFDSS in 2008.

Track listing:
1. Bedlam Boys
2. Lovely on the Water
3. The Outlandish Knight
4. The False Knight on the Road
5.The Handweaver and the Factory Maid
6. Ballad of Grace Darling
7. Shallow Brown
8. Poverty Knock
9. The Oak and the Ash
10. Lovely Joan
11. The Broomdasher
12. Bushes and Briars
13. Woodford May Song
14. Jovial Broom Man

A Century of Song (CD)

A Celebration of Traditional Singers since 1898 released to mark the society's centenary in 1998.

Compiled and edited by Derek Schofield and Malcolm Taylor, who also wrote the notes on the singers and the songs

This collection especially important for any traditional folk song fans for making available the 5 tracks of phonograph recordings made in the first decade of this century. These enable us to have at least a small sample of how folk sang at the time. These tracks whilst lacking in audio quality, pay dividends by repeated listening to them.

Community Dances CD

A range of tunes to country dance to, can be used with multiple dances.

Buy as a set with the Community Dances Manual

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2019 Re-release

Dance to your Daddy

Dual speed folk music for special needs activities.

Music by The Gloworms and Dan and Caroline Hollingshurst
A specialist resource produced primarily for special needs educators. The music is recorded twice at different speeds so that dancers and singers, who need a bit of thinking time, can practise at their leisure and move up a pace at a later time.

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English Traditional Dancing (CD)

11 dance tunes taken from the book of the same name

Dance List:
1. Circassian Circle (Uncle Bernard’s Polka) - Pesky
2. Galopede - John Kirkpatrick
3. Dorset Ring Dance (Roxburgh Castle and Gilderoy) - Malarkey
4. Three Meet - Pesky
5. Brighton Camp - Heterophony
6. Six Hand Reel (Farewell to Whiskey) - Heterophony
7. Marmhull Dance (Girl with the Blue Dress On and Astley’s Ride) - Pesky
8. Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back (Johnny Get Your Hair Cut) - John Kirkpatrick
9. Turn Off Six (Soldier’s Joy) - Vic Godrich, Helen Morris, Leigh Dyer
10. Cumberland Long Eight (Morpeth Rant & Soldier’s Joy) - Pesky
11. Norfolk Long Dance (The Perfect Cure & Captain Nemo) - Heterophony

Buy as a set with the English Traditional Dancing Book

Hardcore English CD

A selection of 32 tunes, taken from the book of the same name.

Also available as a set with the book.

Buy as a set with the Hardcore English Book

Listen to the Band

Dance music from the sound archives

Two CD set, total running time over 2.5 hours

Unlocking the treasures of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
A chronological compilation of commercial recordings covering the first two periods of English folk dancing revival from the beginnings at the start of the 20th century through the mid 1960s, which span the whole of the era of 78rpm shellac records.
Only bands and orchestras, apart from one piano solo, are included.

Disk 1
1. Rufty Tufty
2. The Butterfly
3. Brighton Camp
4. Argeers
5. Helston Furry Dance
6. Christchurch Bells
7. Galopede
8. Glorishears
9. The Triumph
10. Speed the Plough
11. The Black Nag
12. Lilli Burlero
13. Kirkby Malzeard Sword Dance
14. Maypole Dance
15. Maypole Dance
16. Maids' Morris
17. Green Sleeves and Yellow Lace
18. The Ribbon Dance
19. Soldiers Joy
20. The Dressed Ship
21. Galopede
22. Yorkshire Square Eight
23. Amarillis
24. Hunt the Squirrel
25. Sellenger's Round
26. Steamboat

Disk 2
1. Tunes For The Sleights Sword Dance, Fig. 3
2. American Square Dance Reels
3. The Bishop
4. Nancy's Fancy
5. The Queen's Jig
6. Shetland Isles Marches
7. Corn Rigs
8. The Shrewsbury Lasses
9. Jingle Bells & Johnny's Down The River
10. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
11. English Square Dance Selection
12. American-English Tunes For Square Dances
13. Mony Musk
14. Sicilian Circle
15. The Bonny Breast Knot
16. The Tempest
17. Tunes For Square Dancing
18. Dargason
19. Abram Circle Dance
20. Jack's Maggot
21. Hornpipes
22. Drops Of Brandy
23. Double Lead Through
24. Circle Waltz
25. Fast Reels For Square Dancing
26. Glover's Reel

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Maypole Manual CD

Mike Ruff and Jenny Read

This is the accompanying 14 track CD to the Maypole Manual book. A complete full colour pictures and diagrams of 19 different dances.

Buy as a set with the Maypole Manual

Understanding Victorian Society Through Dance

Music to accompany the teaching resource

Ballroom dances, country dances, performance dances and clog dance:
The Waltz
The Spanish Dance
The Polka
The Schottische
Highland Schottische
Hart’s Lancers
Galop Finale
Pop Goes the Weasel
Four Hand Reel from Dorset
La Tempêe (The Tempest)
Sir Roger de Coverley
The Triumph
Nine Pins
Castleton Garland
Bean Setting from Headington
Helston Furry Dance
Stave Dance
Sailor’s Hornpipe
Jockey Dance
Skirt Dance
Tambourine Dance
Street Clowns 1
Street Clowns 2
Street Clowns 3
Crossing Sweepers 1
Crossing Sweepers 2
Crossing Sweepers 3
Clog 6 x 8 bar reel practice speed
Clog 6 x 8 bar reel intermediate speed
Clog 8 x 16 bar reel performance speed

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