Simple music; simple dances. Simply wonderful.
This booklet and CD are
designed for people who have seen English country dancing (perhaps in a popular
Jane Austen movie) and are intrigued by the elegance of the dance and the beauty
of the music and want to try it out for themselves. The recording showcases the
best of the CDS recording series, highlighting the playing of Phil Merrill,
Marshall Barron, Chuck Ward, and others, for the first time on CD. The booklet
gives you 21 historical English dances, easy to teach and to dance, with good
music. We’ve included information about dance formations, the music and
character of English dancing, and a glossary of the major figures and steps
used. You don’t need to wait any longer – buy this booklet/CD set and start
dancing! All cuts are dance length and tempo.
Dances include: Black nag, Childgrove, Christchurch Bells, Draper's Maggot, The Duke of Kent's Waltz, Epping Forest, The Fine Companion, Gathering Peascods, The Geud Man of Ballangigh, Heartsease, Hit and Miss, The Hole in the Wall, Indian Queen, Juice of Barley, Knole Park, The Queen's Jig, Rufty Tufty, Sellingers Round, A Trip to Paris, Upon a Summers Day and Zephyrs and Flora.