Dan Gillespie Dance List

(Adaptations for Zoom by Dan Gillespie unless otherwise noted)

January 4, 2024

  • Candles in the Dark — Loretta Holz 2006 — Tune by Jonathan Jensen — Jacqueline Schwab, True Blue Waltz
  • Jacque Latin — G. Willsim 1755, Recueil de 24 Contredanses Angloises — Reconstructed by Charles Hendrickson, 1996 — Bare Necessities, By Request
  • A Health to All Honest Men — Walsh 1718 — Reconstructed by Fried Herman — Assembly Players, A Walsh Ball
  • Sally In Our Alley — Walsh 1719 — Reconstructed by Jacqueline Schwab — Bare Necessities, Favorites of the Boston Centre
  • Trip to Town-O — Sackett & Friendly 2005, in Impropriety — Tune The Foxhunters — Roguery, Impropriety Vol 1
  • Chocolate Equation — Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett 2009 in Impropriety 3 – Tune 72% by Shira Kammen — Recording for a Zoom event by Champagne (Melissa Running on nickelharpa, Carrie Rose on flute, and David Knight on fiddle)
  • (On a Tropical Staycation) With You — Susan Taylor, 2013 –Tune Ralph’s Watch by Judy Hyman
  • Anadama (Amelia Mason – fiddle, Emily Troll – accordion, fiddle, Bethany Waickman – guitar), Way Back When
  • Female Saylor — 1706 Feuillet Recueil de Contredanses (La Matelotte) — Reconstructed by Pat Shaw 1965 — Bare Necessities, Favorites of the Boston Centre
  • Break music: Waltz — New England Dancing Masters, Chimes of Dunkirk
  • Final Waltz: Late Night Waltz and Buddy’s Waltz — Dancehall Players, Live from Dan’s Hall

 

December 7, 2023

  • Sun Assembly — Thompson Favourites 1 1757 — interpreted by Ken Sheffield 1982 — Bare Necessities,  Favorites of the Boston Centre 1
  • Gower Wassail  — Sol Weber 2006 — Robin Bullock, Christmas Eve Is Here
  • Sellenger’s Round — Playford 1651 — interpreted by Cecil Sharp — Les Penning with Robert Reed, Pipes of Penning, a Collection
  • Winter Solstice — Wendy Crouch 1988 in Further Flights of Fancy — Tune Early One Morning, traditional –Bare Necessities, Modern Treasures
  • Candles in the Dark — Loretta Holz 2006 — Tune by Jonathan Jensen — Flying Romanos, Dancing Across the Atlantic
  • Whiskeyjack — Christine Robb 2017 — Tune Ichabod’s Last Ride by Jay Edmunds — Odd Sundays Garage Band recording — https://www.bacds.org/odd-sundays
  • Duke of Kent’s Waltz — Cahusac 1802 — interpreted by Albert Simons 1970  — Bare Necessities, Playford Ball
  • Tythe Pig — Playford 1695 — reconstructed by Nicolas Broadbridge — Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Emperor of the Moon — Playford 1690 — reconstructed by Andrew Shaw, 2006, in Emperor of the Moon — Paul Hutchinson & John Hymas, Emperor of the Moon
  • Final waltz:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas — Bella Hardy, Bella’s Christmas Album

 

October 5, 2023

  • Knole Park — 1809 Voight — reconstructed by Simons 1961 — Tune from Six New Minuets, Bishop 1788 —  Dancehall Players, Live From Dan’s Hall
  • Cottonwood — Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett 2003 in Impropriety — Tune by Dave Bartley 2002– Roguery, Impropriety Vol. 1
  • Sunlight Through Draperies — Tom Roby  2002 in CDSS News 2004– Tune Judy’s & Jim’s Wedding by Larry Unger —  Roguery, Minding the Gap
  • Bransle in the Barn — Melanie Axel-Lute 2015 — Tune Torch Bransle by Arbeau — Odd Sundays Garage Band  (Judy Linsenberg, Patti Cobb, Shira Kammen) recording
  • The Detour, or Round and Round — Sharon McKinley 2007 (original dance and music & adaptation for Zoom) — Odd Sundays Garage Band recording
  • St Martin’s Lane — Playford 1696 — reconstructed by Helwig 1988, in Legacy — Odd Sundays Garage Band recording
  • Indian Princess — Colin Hume 1982 (dance and tune) — Dampiers Round, Spring Blossom
  • Jonathan & Lynn’s Waltz — Sharon Green 2020 (original dance & adaptation for Zoom) — Tune Lynn’s Waltz by Jonathan Jensen — Odd Sundays Band recording
  • Tythe Pig — Playford 1695 — reconstructed by Nicolas Broadbridge — Tune by Henry Purcell — Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Break music:  Barbara’s Birthday Waltz by Liz Donaldson 2013 — Elegant Echoes (Becky Ross, Colleen Reed, Liz Donaldson), English Echoes 2
  • Final Waltz:   Charlatan’s Waltz — Adrian Raso & Fanfare Ciocarlia, Devil’s Talehttps://adrianrasoandfanfareciocrlia.bandcamp.com/album/devils-tale

 

September 7, 2023

  • Knole Park — Voight 1809 — reconstructed by Simons 1961 — Tune Six New Minuets, Bishop 1788 — Dancehall Players, Live From Dan’s Hall
  • Minor Spaniard — Jenny Beer 2000 — Tune: adapted by Jenny Beer from The Spaniard — Terpsichore (Liz Donaldson, Elke Baker), recording for Zoom dancing
  • Elverton Grove — Walsh 1712 — reconstructed by Tom Cook in Come Let’s Be Merry 1995 — Bare Necessities, More Favorites of the Boston Center
  • Barham Down — Playford 1701 — reconstructed by Tom Cook in Come Let’s Be Merry 1995  — Foxfire (Karen Axelrod, Daron Douglas), Winter Oranges
  • Benjamin’s Birthday — Roodman 2000 in A Number of Calculated Figures — MGM & Reunion, Old Friends
  • Female Saylor — Feuillet 1706 in Recueil de Contredanses (La Matelotte) — reconstructed by Pat Shaw 1965 — Bare Necessities, Favorites of the Boston Center
  • Six for the Six Proud Walkers — Fried Herman 1994 in Ease and Elegance — Tune: “Fried’s Triumph” by John Stapledon, 1993 — Bare Necessities, New Shoots
  • Eastbourne Rover — Kevin Prigmore 2010 — Tune The Serpent With Corners by Thomas Bending 1999 — Shira Kammen, Rebecca King, Jonathan Jensen, Jon Berger, Dances from the Greenery
  • Final waltz: Intrigas no Boteco by Peter Barnes 1992 — Bare Necessities, Invitation to Waltz

 

August 3, 2023

  • Zephyrs and Flora — 1715 Walsh — rec. Bentley, Fallibroome 1965 — Copious Notes ( Mara Shea & Julie Gorka), Zephyrs and Flora (English Country Dance)
  • Kelsterne Gardens — 1727 Young, Dancing Master — reconstructed by Tom Cook — Bare Necessities, More Favorites of the Boston Centre
  • Sharon of the Green — Bob Green — Tune used here On the Danforth  — New England Dancing Masters, Sashay the Donut
  • Trip to Town-O – Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett 2005 in Impropriety — Tune The Foxhunters –Roguery, Impropriety
  • Good Night, Moon — Sharon McKinley 2011 (dance and tune) — Becky Ross and Liz Donaldson, single track
  •  Ashford Anniversary — Charles Bolton, 1986, in More of the Same — Tune Phalese,1580 — Bare Necessities, Modern Treasures
  • Neat, Mr John — Walsh 1718 — reconstructed  by Andrew Shaw in Mr Kynaston’s Favourite Dance — Belshazzar’s Feast, Mr Kynaston’s Famous Dance
  • St. Margaret’s Hill — Playford 1710 — reconstructed by Bentley 1962 in Fallibroome –Bare Necessities, Take a Dance
  •  Money in Both Pockets  — reconstructed by Morrison, 24 Early American Country Dances for the Year 1976 — Elegant Echoes, English Echoes, vol 1
  • Final waltz: Heidenröslein — Bare Necessities, Nightcap

 

July 6, 2023

  • Madeira Dream — Tom Senior 2003 — Tune Goddesses, Playford 1651 —  Belshazzar’s Feast (Paul Sartin, Paul Hutchinson), John Playford’s Secret Ball
  • Mulberry Garden — Playford 1690 — reconstructed by Cecil Sharp 1922 — Bare Necessities, At the Ball
  • Corn Riggs — Community Dances Manual — The Bismarcks (Gareth Kiddier. Nina Hansell, Ed Rennie), Traditional Dance Music from England
  • Pony Express — Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett, Impropriety vol 3 — Tune Pony Up adapted from Branle des Chevaux, in Arbeau, Orchesographie — Roguery (Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen), Impropriety 3
  • Trip to Provence — Susan Kevra 2015 — Tune Voyage de la Diabline by Rachel Bell — Peregrine Road (Karen Axelrod, Rachel Bell), https://soundcloud.com/rachel-bell-46/le-voyage-de-la-diabline
  • Trip to Kilburn — Walsh 1719 — reconstructed by Cecil Sharp 1916 — Bare Necessities, English Country Dances
  • Dancing Across the Atlantic — Loretta Holz 2005 — Tune Dancing up a Storm by Charlene Thomson Flying Romanos (Robin Russell, Marnen Laibow-Koser, Norma Castle), Dancing Across the Atlantic — https://marnen.org/romanos/
  • Juniata — Sharon Green 2011 — Tune Drifting on the Dreamy Juniata by Jonathan Jensen — played by Jonathan Jensen
  • Sun Assembly — Thompson 1750 — reconstructed by Ken Sheffield, in From Two Barns — Quite Carried Away (Dick Holdstock, David Wright, Susan Jones, Sandra Westfall, Arlene Jamar, Martin Lodahl, Jane Kostka, Cheryl McKinney) — https://dickholdstock.bandcamp.com/album/quite-carried-away/
  • Final waltz: Patrick’s Waltz — A Joyfull Noise & Hold the Mustard, Red Star Line

 

June 1, 2023

  • Hop Ground — Preston 1794 — reconstructed by A. Simons in Kentish Hops — Alchemy, Turning of the Hour
  • Bar a Bar — Walsh 1718 — reconstructed by Fried Herman in The Naked Truth — Alchemy, Turning of the Hour
  • Elephants Stairs — Walsh 1727 — reconstructed by Andrew Shaw in Elephants Stairs — Persons of Quality,  Elephants Stairs
  • Tythe Pig — Playford 1695 — reconstructed by Nicolas Broadbridge — Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Wood Duck — Fried Herman 1978, in The Pinewoods Fund Dance Collection — Bare Necessities, Take a Dance
  • Elverton Grove – Walsh 1712 —  reconstructed by Tom Cook in Come Let’s Be Merry — Bare Necessities, More Favorites of the Boston Center
  • Red & All Red — Thompson 1757 — reconstructed by Charles Bolton in Retreads — Bare Necessities, By Request
  • Sapphire Sea — Christine Robb 2015 — Tune Tom Kruskal’s by Emily Troll & Amelia Mason — Elixir, Rampant
  • Final waltz: Ani’s Waltz by Charlene Thomson — Cilantrio, Good Friends

 

May 4, 2023

  • Geud Man of Ballangigh — Playford 1969 — reconstructed by Sharp 1922 — Tune Hunt the Squirrel — Bare Necessities, A Playford Ball
  • May the Fourth Be With You — Dan Gillespie — Tune Star Wars theme by John Williams — Merry Mayhem (Jacob Chen, Kathy Dagg, Ashley Green, Shanda McDonald) recording
  • Alex & Charles — Victor Skowronski 2009 — Tune Be Thou My Vision, Irish traditional — Jacqueline Schwab recording, used with permission
  • Locked in the Cellar with You — adaptation by Sharon Green of Key to the Cellar by Jenny Beer — Elegant Echoes (Becky Ross, Colleen Reed, Liz Donaldson), English Echoes vol 1
  • First of October — Phillipe Callens 2004 in Continental Capers — Tune Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine — Odd Sunday’s Garage Band recording
  • Trip to Your Imagination — adaptation by Carmen Giunta of Trip to Paris — Merry Mayhem recording
  • Honeysuckle Cottage — Gary Roodman 2003 in A Finite Set of Calculated Figures — Elegant Echoes (Becky Ross, Colleen Reed, Liz Donaldson), English Echoes vol 1
  • Peace Be With You — Fried Herman 1986 in Measured Obsession — Tune Rigadoon Royal 1718 — Elegant Echoes (Becky Ross, Colleen Reed, Liz Donaldson), English Echoes vol 1

 

April 6, 2023

  • The Stars Are On Our Side — Carmen Giunta, 2009 — Tune Hard Times Come Again No More —  The Westerlies, Hard Times Come Again No More
  • Never Love Thee More – Playford 1686 — Adaptation by April Blum 2021 — Bare Necessities, At The Ball
  • Braes of Dornoch – Johnson 1753 — Reconstruction by Charles Bolton 1989 — Bare Necessities, Strong Roots
  • Solitude Waltz — Alan Winston 2020 — Tune Hardwick — Larry Unger and Ginny Snowe, Waltz Time
  • Love Always — Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett 2013 in Impropriety V— Tune Love and all the Hijaz by Dave Bartley, 2011 — English Echoes (Becky Ross, Colleen Reed, Liz Donaldson),  Elegant Echoes
  • Be Well in Your Hall — Adaptation by Carmen Giunta of Well Hall from Playford 1679 — English Echoes (Becky Ross, Colleen Reed, Liz Donaldson), English Echoes
  • Farmers Joy — Joseph Pimentel 2012 in Goldcrest Collection –Tune by Adam Broome — Goldcrest, The Goldcrest Collection
  • Emperor of the Moon — Playford 1690 — Reconstruction by Andrew Shaw, 2006, in Emperor of the Moon —  Paul Hutchinson & John Hymas, Emperor of the Moon