Charles Bolton's Retreads

Charles Bolton’s Retreads is a 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The dances are organized in nine volumes, plus two previously unpublished interpretations.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 or by 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. The dances and tunes may be printed for your own use, under Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA). This means:

  • you must credit Charles Bolton and the CDSS Online Library;
  • you may print and redistribute the dances, and build upon Bolton's work;
  • all new work must carry the same license, so any derivatives must also be non-commercial in nature.

Retreads Master Index

Dance Volume Number
PDFThe French Ambassador Retreads 1 1
PDFSir Watkin's Jig Retreads 1 2
PDFUp Tails All Retreads 1 3
PDFA Health to Betty Retreads 1 4
PDFKensington Court Retreads 1 5
PDFThe Collier's Daughter Retreads 1 6
PDFSage Leaf Retreads 1 7
PDFCockle Shells Retreads 1 8
PDFRigadoon Retreads 1 9
PDFBellamira Retreads 1 10
PDFRetreads - Vol. 1 - Cover Retreads 1 Ret1 cover
PDFRetreads - Vol. 1 - Index Retreads 1 Ret1 index
PDFBurgundy's Flight Retreads 2 11
PDFMy Lady Windwood's Maggot Retreads 2 12
PDFThe London Gentlewoman Retreads 2 13
PDFOne More Dance and Then Retreads 2 14
PDFThe Other Phoenix Retreads 2 15
PDFTwas o'er the Hills and Far Away Retreads 2 16
PDFThe Tub Retreads 2 17
PDFThe Brick Makers Retreads 2 18
PDFTen Pound Lass Retreads 2 19
PDFLincoln Retreads 2 20
PDFRetreads - Vol. 2 - Cover Retreads 2  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 2 - Index Retreads 2  
PDFHighland Wedding Retreads 3 21
PDFOur Happy Meeting Retreads 3 22
PDFKendall House Retreads 3 23
PDFThe Wedding Retreads 3 24
PDFThe Mock Match Retreads 3 25
PDFThe Lord Phoppington Retreads 3 26
PDFMrs. Hill's Dance Retreads 3 27
PDFMother Brown's Cat Retreads 3 28
PDFThe Riddle Retreads 3 29
PDFQueen Bess's Dame of Honour Retreads 3 30
PDFRetreads - Vol. 3 - Cover Retreads 3  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 3 - Index Retreads 3  
PDFThe Jovial Beggars Retreads 4 31
PDFPrince Edward's Jig Retreads 4 32
PDFCupid's Garden Retreads 4 33
PDFPetticoat Wag Retreads 4 34
PDFHer Killing Eyes Retreads 4 35
PDFLe Debauche Retreads 4 36
PDFAll Together, One After Another Retreads 4 37
PDFTemple Bar Retreads 4 38
PDFBraes of Dornoch Retreads 4 39
PDFStingo Retreads 4 40
PDFRetreads - Vol. 4 - Cover Retreads 4  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 4 - Index Retreads 4  
PDFSt. Catherine Retreads 5 41
PDFThe Galloping Nag Retreads 5 42
PDFRed and All Red Retreads 5 43
PDFAmesbury Retreads 5 44
PDFShe Would if She Could Retreads 5 45
PDFThe Newmarket Lass Retreads 5 46
PDFCheerily and Merrily (Mr. Webb's Fancy) Retreads 5 47
PDFKingsale Retreads 5 48
PDFUp Goes Ely Retreads 5 49
PDFLady Day Retreads 5 50
PDFRetreads - Vol. 5 - Cover Retreads 5  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 5 - Index Retreads 5  
PDFWaltham Abbey Retreads 6 51
PDFThe Dainty Fine Bride Retreads 6 52
PDFThe Young Widow Retreads 6 53
PDFParson Upon Dorothy Retreads 6 54
PDFThe Constant Lover Retreads 6 55
PDFNew Man Tiger Retreads 6 56
PDFDonawert Pass Retreads 6 57
PDFRow Well, Ye Mariners Retreads 6 58
PDFThe Merry Conceit Retreads 6 59
PDFLove for Love Retreads 6 60
PDFRetreads - Vol. 6 - Cover Retreads 6  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 6 - Index Retreads 6  
PDFBritain's Glory Retreads 7 61
PDFThe Drummer Retreads 7 62
PDFHoxton Square Retreads 7 63
PDFCrosbey Square Retreads 7 64
PDFWe Will Down with the French Retreads 7 65
PDFJockey to the Fair Retreads 7 66
PDFThe Devonshire Girl Retreads 7 67
PDFKatherine Street Retreads 7 68
PDFMr. Heath's Dance Retreads 7 69
PDFWolverton Hall Retreads 7 70
PDFRetreads - Vol. 7 - Cover Retreads 7  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 7 - Index Retreads 7  
PDFBonny Dundee Retreads 8 71
PDFThe Hey Maker's Dance Retreads 8 72
PDFThe Mulberry Maid Retreads 8 73
PDFI Often for my Jenny Strove Retreads 8 74
PDFThe Jockey Retreads 8 75
PDFMillison's Jig Retreads 8 76
PDFCheshire Rounds Retreads 8 77
PDFThe Glory of the West Retreads 8 78
PDFThe Last New Vagaries Retreads 8 79
PDFNorthern Nancy Retreads 8 80
PDFRetreads - Vol. 8 - Cover Retreads 8  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 8 - Index Retreads 8  
PDFThe Restoration of King Charles Retreads 9 81
PDFLinco Retreads 9 82
PDFDrive the Cold Winter Away Retreads 9 83
PDFEly Minster Retreads 9 84
PDFYoung Damon Retreads 9 85
PDFLord How's Jig Retreads 9 86
PDFA Trip to Nottingham Retreads 9 87
PDFDunkirk Retreads 9 88
PDFTwas o'er the Hills and Far Away (2nd version) Retreads 9 89
 PDFBlenheim PoundiconPDF Retreads 9 90
PDFRetreads - Vol. 9 - Cover Retreads 9  
PDFRetreads - Vol. 9 - Index Retreads 9  
PDFJack's Health Retreads 10 91
PDFThe Happy Captive Retreads 10 92
     
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