Bolton Collection: Retreads

Charles Bolton’s Retreads is collection of interpretations of 92 English country dances from 17th and 18th sources, the majority from volumes of Playford’s Dancing-Master, plus selections from Johnson, Thompson, Walsh, Burbank, Griffiths, and Kynaston.

 Each dance appears with music, the original dance instructions, Charles’s interpretations, and notes on interpretative decisions.

 The dances are organized in nine volumes, plus two previously unpublished interpretations. You may search by volume number, by the name of the dance o rby its number. The dances are numbered consecutively throughout the volumes, so at the top of each dance you will find an identifier, for example: Retreads No. 6 (for the sixth dance in volume 1 and so on, through No. 92).

Bolton's collection of original dances is also available.

 All dances are © Charles Bolton and are published here with his permission. In addition, the dances and tunes may be printed and distributed for your own non-commercial use, under Creative Commons license cc by-nc-sa http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses  You may build upon the work of Charles Bolton; all new work must carry the same license, so any derivatives must also be non-commercial in nature.

Retreads Master Index

Dance Document Volume Number
French Ambassador, The Retreads 1 1
Sir Watkin's Jig Retreads 1 2
Up Tails All Retreads 1 3
Health to Betty, A Retreads 1 4
Kensington Court Retreads 1 5
Collier's Daughter, The Retreads 1 6
Sage Leaf Retreads 1 7
Cockle Shells Retreads 1 8
Rigadoon Retreads 1 9
Bellamira Retreads 1 10
Retreads 1 cover Retreads 1 Ret1 cover
Retreads 1 index Retreads 1 Ret1 index
Burgundy's Flight Retreads 2 11
My Lady Winwood's Maggot Retreads 2 12
London Gentlewoman, The Retreads 2 13
One More Dance and Then Retreads 2 14
Other Phoenix, The Retreads 2 15
Twas O'er the Hills and Far Away Retreads 2 16
Tub, The Retreads 2 17
Brick Makers, The Retreads 2 18
Ten Pound Lass Retreads 2 19
Lincoln Retreads 2 20
Retreads 2 cover Retreads 2  
Retreads 2 index Retreads 2  
Highland Wedding Retreads 3 21
Our Happy Meeting Retreads 3 22
Kendall House Retreads 3 23
Wedding, The Retreads 3 24
Mock Match, The Retreads 3 25
Lord Phoppington, The Retreads 3 26
Mrs. Hill's Dance Retreads 3 27
Mother Brown's Cat Retreads 3 28
Riddle, The Retreads 3 29
Queen Bess's Dame of Honour Retreads 3 30
Retreads 3 cover Retreads 3  
Retreads 3 index Retreads 3  
Jovial Beggars, The Retreads 4 31
Prince Edward's Garden Retreads 4 32
Cupid's Garden Retreads 4 33
Petticoat Wag Retreads 4 34
Her Killing Eyes Retreads 4 35
Le Debauche Retreads 4 36
All Together, One After Another Retreads 4 37
Temple Bar Retreads 4 38
Braes of Dornoch Retreads 4 39
Stingo Retreads 4 40
Retreads 4 cover Retreads 4  
Retreads 4 index Retreads 4  
St. Catherine Retreads 5 41
Galloping Nag, The Retreads 5 42
Red and All Red Retreads 5 43
Amesbury Retreads 5 44
She Would If She Could Retreads 5 45
Newmarket Lass, The Retreads 5 46
Cheerily and Merrily Retreads 5 47
Kingsale Retreads 5 48
Up Goes Ely Retreads 5 49
Lady Day Retreads 5 50
Retreads 5 cover Retreads 5  
Retreads 5 index Retreads 5  
Waltham Abbey Retreads 6 51
Dainty Fine Bride, The Retreads 6 52
Young Widow, The Retreads 6 53
Parson Upon Dorothy Retreads 6 54
Constant Lover, The Retreads 6 55
New Man Tiger Retreads 6 56
Donawert Pass Retreads 6 57
Row Well, Ye Mariners Retreads 6 58
Merry Conceit, The Retreads 6 59
Love For Love Retreads 6 60
Retreads 6 cover Retreads 6  
Retreads 6 index Retreads 6  
Britain's Glory Retreads 7 61
Drummer, The Retreads 7 62
Hoxton Square Retreads 7 63
Crosby Square Retreads 7 64
We Will Down With The French Retreads 7 65
Jockey to the Fair Retreads 7 66
Devonshire Girl, The Retreads 7 67
Katherine Street Retreads 7 68
Mr. Heath's Dance Retreads 7 69
Wolverton Hall Retreads 7 70
Retreads 7 cover Retreads 7  
Retreads 7 index Retreads 7  
Bonny Dundee Retreads 8 71
Hey Makers Dance, The Retreads 8 72
Mulberry Maid, The Retreads 8 73
I Often For My Jenny Strove Retreads 8 74
Jockey, The Retreads 8 75
Millison's Jig Retreads 8 76
Cheshire Rounds Retreads 8 77
Glory of the West, The Retreads 8 78
Last New Vagaries,The Retreads 8 79
Northern Nancy Retreads 8 80
Retreads 8 cover Retreads 8  
Retreads 8 index Retreads 8  
Restoration of King Charles, The Retreads 9 81
Linco Retreads 9 82
Drive the Cold Winter Away Retreads 9 83
Ely Minster Retreads 9 84
Young Damon Retreads 9 85
Lord How's Jig Retreads 9 86
Trip to Nottingham, A Retreads 9 87
Dunkirk Retreads 9 88
Twas O'er the Hills...(2nd) Retreads 9 89
Blenheim Pound Retreads 9 90
Retreads 9 cover Retreads 9  
Retreads 9 index Retreads 9  
Jack's Health Retreads 10 91
Happy Captive, The Retreads 10 92