Val Medve Dance List

July 2, 2024

  • The Ragg — Neal Collection, 1726, published in The Neal Collection (1990) and The Playford Assembly — Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab), Simple Pleasures, Vol. 3
  • All Saints — David Ashwell, 1975, in T’wixt Downs & Sea being Twelve more Dances from East Sussex, edited by Claire Kaley; also in Legacy and CDSS News #99, Mar/Apr 1991 — Tune Chestnut 1651 — Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab), Modern Treasures, Vol. 4
  • Barham Down — The Dancing Master (Henry Playford), 1701 — reconstructed by Tom Cook 1975, in: Come Let’s Be Merry, also in The Playford Assembly — Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab), English Country Dances
  • Jeanne’s Joy –David Smukler 2019, https://davidsmukler.syracusecountrydancers.org/my-dances/ — Tune Whitehall Minuet, Playford 1701 or 1768 https://davidsmukler.syracusecountrydancers.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/whitehall-minuet.pdf — The Flying Dishrags, recording https://soundcloud.com/flying-dishrags/whitehall-minuet
  • Lichfield Ruby Surprise — Gary Roodman in A Sequence of Calculated Figures (Vol. 11) — Tune by Corelli, adapted — Cilantrio, Mr. Roodman’s Fancies
  • Softly Good Tummas — 1718, Walsh, Kynaston — reconstructed by Andrew Shaw, in The She Favourite, The Playford Assembly — Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab), By Choice, Vol. 8
  • Final waltz: Enrichez Vous — The Assembly Players, Old World – New Dances

June 6, 2024

  • The Queen’s Jig — The Dancing Master, 1701 — reconstructed by Cecil Sharp in The Country Dance Book, VI, also in Keller & Shimer, The Playford Ball — Foxfire (Karen Axelrod and Daron Douglas), Winter Oranges
  • Slof Galliard — Pat Shaw 1975 in New Wine in Old Bottles — Tune Gaillarde Slof from Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlietjes en Contredansen, 1700-1716 — The Assembly Players, Levi Jackson: Tunes and Dances by Pat Shaw
  • The Prince of Westborough — Paula Kelley 2006 (revised 2008), published online at http://burlingtoncountrydancers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ECD-Instructions-Prince-of-Westborough-REVISED-11-20-08.pdf — Tune The Middle of Night by Kate Barnes 1998 —  Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab), Invitation to Waltz, Vol. 14
  • A Trip to Amsterdam — Philippe Callens 1989 in Continental Capers and Legacy (CDSS News #104 – Jan/Feb 1992) — Tune The Last New Vagaries, 1701 — A Joyful Noise (Daniel Beerbohm, Barbara Greenberg, Kathy Talvitie) and Hold the Mustard (Daniel Beerbohm, Barbara Greenberg, Paul Prestopino, Kathy Talvitie), Red Star Line
  • Twelfe Eve — Twenty Four New Country Dances, Henry Playford 1702 — reconstructed by Andrew Shaw in The Irish Howle — Persons of Quality (Jon Berger, Rebecca King, Jim Oakden), The Irish Howle
  • The Punch Bowl –:1701 Dancing Master — reconstructed by Pat Shaw 1969 in Another Look at Playford, also in The Playford Assembly– Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab, More Favorites of the Boston Centre, Vol. 2
  • Final Waltz: Crescent Moon by Peggy Beck — Karen Axelrod, Rachel Bell, Eric Martin, Anna Patton, The Wild Path

 

May 14, 2024

  • Christina — Naomi Alexander 1969 in Stafford Ruby Collection 1952-1992 and Naomi’s Tunes and Dances — Tune by Naomi Alexander — Bare Necessities, Simple Pleasures, Volume 3
  • Pell Mell, or Pall-Mall — Nathaniel Kynaston 1686 — reconstructed by Andrew Shaw 2017, in Elephants Stairs — MGM (Mary Lea, Margaret Ann Martin, Gene Murrow) and Reunion (Daniel Beerbohm, Barbara Greenberg, Jonathan Jensen), New Friends
  • Elizabeth — Colin Hume, 1991, https://colinhume.com/instl.htm#Elizabeth — Tune by Colin Hume — Masquerade, Elizabeth and Other Dances
  • Blythe Company — Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett in Impropriety 5 — Tune All Among the Barley, traditional — Roguery (Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, Shira Kammen, Jim Oakden), Sweet Mischief (Impropriety 5)
  • A Playful Porpoise — Scott Higgs 2023, unpublished — Tune Hey Nonny Nano by Carol Compton 2023 — Amy Cann, Carol Compton, Chris Rua, private recording
  • The Happy Couple — Nathaniel Kynaston, Twenty-Four dances for the year 1716, published in London by Walsh, [J.] Hare, 1726 — reconstructed by Andrew Shaw in Elephants Stairs — Persons of Quality (Jon Berger, Rebecca King, Jim Oakden), Elephants Stairs
  • Final waltz: Captain O’Kane by Turlough O’Carolan — Elftones (Mara Shea and Roger Gold, Mist-covered Mountains

 

March 7, 2024

  • Bel Canto — Susan Kevra 2018, unpublished — Tune One Card Short by Dave Wiesler — Odd Sundays Garage Band — https://www.bacds.org/odd-sundays
  • Come with Voices Singing — Joseph Pimentel 2012, in The Goldcrest Collection — Tune Come with Voices Singing by Dave Wiesler 2009 — Recording: Goldcrest (Daron Douglas, Paul Oorts, Dave Wiesler), Goldcrest Collection
  • Bob’s Boomerang — Mike Richardson 1999, online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q6xdminFcv2fPLYysPs-Oar8HTMWzZML/view — Tune by Anita Anderson —  Roguery (Dave Bartley, Shira Kammen, Anita Anderson, Jim Oakden), Minding the Gap
  • The Costumer’s Delight — Philippe Callens 2018, unpublished —  Tune One Charming Night by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) — Recordinge extracted from a YouTube video with pianist Jacqueline Schwab
  • Elverton Grove — Walsh 1712 — reconstructed by Tom Cook 1975, also in The Playford Assembly by Graham Christian — Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab), More Favorites of the Boston Centre – Vol. 2
  • Felicity — Colin Hume, 2002?,  https://colinhume.com/inst4.htm#Felicity — Tune by Dave Brown, 2002 Recording: Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Jacqueline Schwab), Invitation to Waltz – Vol. 14
  • Emperor of the Moon — Playford, 1690 — reconstructed by Andrew Shaw, in Emperor of the Moon, also published in The Playford Assembly by Graham Christian — Zoom version by Brian Stanton — Persons of Quality (Jon Berger, Rebecca King, Jim Oakden), Next of Kynaston
  • Final waltz – Dawn by Mara Shea — Played by Copious Notes (Mara Shea and Julie Gorka) — https://www.marashea.com/music or on Bandcamp https://marashea.bandcamp.com/