Thomas Bending Dance List

February 20, 2023

Live music by Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

  • Childgrove — Dancing Master 1:11 1701 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922
  • Enfield Common — Dancing Master 1:11 1701 — Interpreted by Philippe Callens 2004 in Continental Capers  — Tune Amphitryon by Henry Purcell 1690
  • Maiden Lane — Dancing Master 1:1 1651
  • The Hole in the Wall — Dancing Master 1:9b 1698 — Interpreted by Douglas Kennedy and Helen Kennedy 1929 — Tune by Henry Purcell
  • The Shrewsbury Lasses — Thompson 1765 — Interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931
  • Michael and All Angels — Fried de Metz Herman 1991 — Tune Let monarchs fight for power and fame by Henry Purcell 1690, adapted by Fried Herman
  • The Alderman’s Hat — Thompson 1774 — Interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931

 

January 23, 2024

  • Ely Minster — The Dancing Master 1:10 1698 — Interpreted by Charles Bolton 2003 — Tune used  Lavinia’s Waltz by Charlene Thompson — The Flying Romanos, Dancing Across the Atlantic
  • The Drummer — Thompson 1757 — Interpreted by Charles Bolton — Nick Dewhurst and Chris Dewhurst, Brass Tracks
  • The Bonny Cuckoo — Composed by Gail Ticknor 1986 — Tune Si bheag, si mhor by Turlough Carolan — The Halsway Millennium Players, Millennium
  • Heather Towers — Composed by John Lagden and Lena Rees — Jonathan Cohen and David Fleming, Grand Master, Dancing Master
  • The Siege of Limerick — Published in The Dancing Master 1:9 1695 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922 — Tune by Henry Purcell — The Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • The Indian Queen — Published in The Dancing Master 1:11 1701 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922 — Chris Dewhurst and Sue Stapledon, Playford Pops
  • A Double Duet — Gary Roodman 1999 — Tune Minuet by George Frideric Handel — MGM and Reunion, New Friends
  • Barham Down — Published in The Dancing Master 1:11 1701 — Interpreted by Andrew Swaine 2018 — Albireo, Binary
  • Break music: The End of Winter by Brian Pickell — Brian Pickell, French-Canadian fiddle tunes by Brian Pickell
  • Final waltz: Gamekeeper’s Waltz by Phil Cunningham — Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Five and Twenty

 

January 9, 2024

  • Holborn March — Wright 1740 — Interpreted by Pat Shaw 1963 — Nick Dewhurst and Chris Dewhurst, Brass Tracks
  • Blenheim House — Kynaston 1711 — Interpreted by Andrew Shaw 2000 — Belshazzar’s Feast, Mister Kynaston’s Famous Dance 1
  • Saint Margaret’s Hill — The Dancing Master 2:1 1710 — Interpreted by Andrew Swaine 2018 — KGB, Red and All Red
  • The Bishop — Thompson 1778 — Interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931 — Jonathan Cohen and David Fleming-Williams, Grand Master, Dancing Master
  • Mister Beveridge’s Maggot — The Dancing Master 1:10 1698 — Interpreted by Pat Shaw 1960 — Chris Dewhurst and Sue Stapledon, Playford Pops
  • Juice of Barley — The Dancing Master 1:7c 1689 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1916 — Tune by Henry Purcell 1689 — The Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Turn of the Tide — Ron Coxall 2000 — Tune: Moonlight moorings by Heather Bexon 1998 — Stowfolk, On the Job
  • The Chocolate Round O — Fried de Metz Herman 1989 — Tune by Henry Purcell — The Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Break music: The Plough and the Stars / Mid Yell — Larry Redican / Rick Smith — Blue Mountain Band 1979, The Radio Oxford session
  • Final waltz: Farquhar and Hettie’s — Farquhar MacRae c1954 — Blazin’ Fiddles, Fire On!

 

December 19, 2023

  • Jamaica — The Dancing Master 1:4 1670 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1911 — Chris Dewhurst and Sue Stapledon, Playford Pops
  • Winter Dreams Waltz — Gary Roodman 1996 — Tune Winter Dreams by Jonathan Jensen — MGM and Reunion, Old Friends
  • My Lady Winwood’s Maggot — The Dancing Master 3 1726 — Interpreted by Charles Bolton 1986 — Nick Dewhurst and Chris Dewhurst, Brass Tracks
  • The Old Wife Behind the Fire — Neal 1726 — Interpreted by Rich Jackson and George Fogg 1990 — Bare Necessities, Strong Roots
  • Heidenröslein — Pat Shaw 1967 —  Tune by Heinrich Werner — Nick Dewhurst and Chris Dewhurst, Brass Tracks
  • Handel with Care — Gary Roodman 1987 — Tune  Bourrée from Water Music by G. F. Handel 1717 — Bare Necessities, Favorites of the Boston Centre 3 Simple Pleasures
  • Helena —  Colin Hume 1988 –Tune by Colin Hume 1988 — The Rampions, Dances with a Difference 3
  • Sun Assembly — Thompson Favourites 1 1757 — Interpreted by Ken Sheffield 1982 – Bare Necessities,  Favorites of the Boston Centre 1
  • Break music: Dutch skipper — published by Walsh 1745 — Brass Monkey, Sound and Rumour
  • Final waltz: Coconut waltz — Brian Stone 2001 — Fiddlin’ Around, Who’s calling?

 

November 21, 2023

Live music by Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

  • An Early Frost — Philippe Callens 2000 — Tune Midwinter Blossom by Bob Pasquarello 1989
  • Delia — Ellen Taylor 1997 — Tune The Amorous Goddess by Samuel Howard 1744
  • The Drummer — Thompson 1757 — Interpreted by Charles Bolton 1997
  • Bath Carnival — Thompson 1780 — Interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931 — Tune Keppel’s Delight
  • Juniata — Sharon Green 2011 — Tune Drifting on the Dreamy Juniata by Jonathan Jensen 2011
  • Mad Moll — The Dancing Master 1698 — Interpreted by Colin Hume 2007
  • Never Love Thee More — The Dancing Master 1686 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922
  • Mile of Smiles — Joseph Pimentel 2012 — Tune by Dave Wiesler 2011

 

October 17, 2023

Live music with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

  • Flixton House — Brian Wedgbury 1989 in Playford Plus — Tune by Brian Wedgbury 1989
  • Barham Down — Dancing Master 1701 — Interpreted by Graham Foster 1985
  • Sapphire Sea — Christine Robb 2015 — Tune Tom Kruskal’s by Amelia Mason and Emily Troll 2006
  • Volpony — Walsh 1712 — Interpreted by Graham Christian 2004 — Tune by Henry Purcell 1690
  • Spring in Sebastopol — Philippe Callens 2004 in Seasons of Invention 2011 — Tune Boree from The Old Bachelor by Henry Purcell 1693
  • Delia — Ellen Taylor 1997 in Tom Cook’s Hunter’s Moon— Tune The Amorous Goddess by Samuel Howard 1744
  • Barbarini’s Tambourine — Walsh 1745 — Interpreted by Jacqueline Schwab 1987

 

September 19, 2023

  • Queen’s Jig — The Dancing Master 1713 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922 — Chris Dewhurst and Sue Stapledon, Playford Pops
  • The Shrewsbury lasses — Published by Thompson 1765 — Interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931 — Bare Necessities, At Home
  • Ely Minster — The Dancing Master 1698 — Interpreted by Charles Bolton 2003 — Tune used here: Lavinia’s Waltz by Charlene Thomson — The Flying Romanos, Dancing Across the Atlantic
  • The Chocolate Round O — Fried de Metz Herman 1989 — Tune by Henry Purcell — The Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Apley House — The Dancing Master 1703 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922 — Bare Necessities, Strong Roots
  • Helena — Composed by Colin Hume 1988 — Tune by Colin Hume 1988 — The Rampions, Dances with a Difference 3
  • Mount Hills — The Dancing Master 1701 — Interpreted by Bernard Bentley 1965 — Tunes in this recording: Own tune / Stingo — Random, Toadstone
  • Siege of Limerick — The Dancing Master 1695 — Interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922 — Tune by Henry Purcell — The Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Interval music: Gathering Peascods from The Dancing Master 1651 — Belshazzar’s Feast, The Food of Love
  • Final waltz — Luke’s Waltz by Penny Kempson — Out of Hand, Too Young to Drive the Bus

 

August 22, 2023

  • Holborn March — Wright 1740 — Interpreted by Pat Shaw 1963 — Nick Dewhurst and Chris Dewhurst, Brass tracks
  • A Double Duet — Gary Roodman 1999 — Tune Minuet by George Frideric Handel — MGM and Reunion New Friends
  • Zephyrs and Flora — The Dancing Master 1713 — interpreted by Bernard Bentley 1965 — Halsway Millennium Players, Ten Years On
  • Mile of Smiles — Joseph Pimentel 2012 — Tune by Dave Wiesler 2011 — Goldcrest (Daron Douglas, Paul Oorts, Dave Wiesler), Goldcrest Collection
  • The Drummer — Thompson 1757 — interpreted by Charles Bolton 1997 — Nick Dewhurst and Chris Dewhurst, Brass tracks
  • An Early Frost — Philippe Callens 2000 — Tune Midwinter Blossom by Bob Pasquarello 1989 — Joyful Noise and Hold the Mustard, Red Star Line
  • The Bishop — Thompson 1778 — interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931 — Jonathan Cohen and David Fleming-Williams, Grand Master, Dancing Master
  • Never Love Thee More — The Dancing Master 1686 — interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1922 — Chris Dewhurst and Sue Stapledon, Playford Pops
  • Break music: The sweetness of Mary by Joan MacDonald Boes 1987(?) — Saltfishforty, Orkney Twister
  • Final waltz: Palomino waltz by Phil Cunningham — Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Five and Twenty

 

July 18. 2023

  • Bath Carnival — Thompson 1780 — interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931 — Tune Keppel’s Delight — Jim Coleman and Denis Smith, The Apted and other country dances 2
  • Rózsa — Gordon Potts — Tune Miss Rowan Davies — Contrasaurus, Rex everything
  • Barham Down — Dancing Master 1701Interpreted by Graham Foster (1985) — Albireo, Binary
  • Volpony — Walsh (1712) — interpreted by Graham Christian — Tune by Henry Purcell 1690 — Joyful Noise and Hold the Mustard, Red Star Line
  • Maids’ Morris — The Dancing Master 1690 — interpreted by Cecil Sharp 1916 — The Orange and Blue, The English Dancing Master 1
  • Freeford Gardens — David and Kathryn Wright 1980 — Tune Edgeworth Bumpkins (1735) — Bare Necessities, Favorites of the Boston Centre 3: Simple Pleasures
  • Saint Martin’s Lane — The Dancing Master 1696 — Tune by Henry Purcell — The Assembly Players, A Purcell Ball
  • Break music: Brafferton Village by Kathryn Tickell (1987) — Kathryn Tickell, Strange but True
  • Final waltz : Emma’s waltz by Brian Stone — Albireo, Binary

 

May 16, 2023

Live music with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer

All dances adapted for lockdown by Thomas Bending 2020

  • Handel with Care — Gary Roodman in Additional Calculated Figures 1992 — Tune Bourrée from Water Music by George Frederic Handel 1717
  • The Duke of Kent’s Waltz — Cahusac 1802 — interpreted by Albert Simons 1970
  • Mutual love — Thompson 1777 — interpreted by Marjorie Heffer and William Porter 1931 in The Apted Collection — Tune The flight  published by Thompson 1777
  • My Lady Winwood’s Maggot — Young, The Dancing Master 3, 1726) — interpreted by Charles Bolton 1986 in Retreads 2
  • Heidenröslein —  Pat Shaw 1967 — Tune by Heinrich Werner 1829
  • Dunham Oaks — Brian Wedgbury (dance and tune) 1972