This is our repertoire of dances, some are more popular with the side than others!!
Calbourne Tune: Rakes of Mallow This stick dance was written by one of our members a few years ago. It is named after a local watermill, because the dance is based around various interlocking circles, just like a mill.
Coppins Bridge Tune: Uncle Bernard’s A circular hankie dance named after a local traffic roundabout, notorious for being confusing. So, if it looks as if we don’t know what we’re doing, its meant to be like this!
Five Penny Garland Tune: Thomas Morris A five person garland dance originally performed by Naked Man Morris
Garstang Tunes: Jimmy Allen, Grandfathers A traditional stick dance from the north-west of England
Green Willow Tunes: Drunken sailor, Bobby Shaftoe. A four person garland dance adapted from a country dance from Cambridge
Whitby Shindig Tunes: The cock of the north, Old Rosin the Beau, The muckin o’ Geordie’s byre. Traditional north-west stick dance
Knutsford Tunes: British Grenadiers, Portsmouth A traditional stick dance from the north-west of England, with a slightly military feel. (If “military” is defined as wearing bright green dresses and white bloomers that is)
Marston Tunes: Athol Highlanders The dance resembles bobbins spinning & twirling in the mills, a traditional north-west dance
Carr Lodge Polka Tunes: Argiers, Old Tom of Oxford A stick dance with lots of ranting and some unusual moves - our version of the dance we got from Customs and Exiles. We've just about 'cracked' this one!!
Osborne Tune: Spanish Lady This garland dance has been adapted from “Duke of Lancaster” for six dancers instead of eight. We have named it after Osborne House in East Cowes, where Queen Victoria lived for many years. It is so named because we start off bowing most respectfully to the Queen, or failing that, to the audience.
Peover Garland Tune: Bonnie Dundee A garland dance from the north-west of England
Peover Stick Tune: Brighton Camp A stick dance with very similar moves to the above [resting at present!]
Preston Tune: Rattle the cash A traditional stick dance from the north-west of England and one of our favourites
Oldbury Tunes: Oyster Girl, Lilli Burlero A stick dance with a ‘wicked’ star - sometimes really wicked!!! Sometimes it doesn't work at all !!
Runcorn Tunes: Rattlin’ bog, Muffin man, Not for Joe Traditional north-west hankie dance
Saddleworth Tune: Salmon Tails Our version of a traditional dance from the north-west
Blackadder Tunes: Sussex Bonny Breast Knot, In and out the windows, Jenny Lind A garland dance in sets of four, with a marching serpent!!
Upton-upon-Severn hankie dance Tune: Bonnets o’ Blue This dance was “borrowed” from the Men of Wight and is slightly different to their version - a Cotswold dance
Abram Circle Dance Tune: Same as name A traditional hankie dance from the north-west of England.
Dorset Four Hand Reel Tune: Same as name Self explanatory, except we usually dance it with eight people! Starts off slow, works up to a crescendo!!