The music we play may be described as "modern traditional dance music from Western Europe." The English
will refer to this as "Ceilidh" and the French and Belgians as "Balfolk." The tunes themselves will include waltzes, jigs, reels, schottisches, polkas,
morris tunes, polskas, bourrees, and anything else that might get you up and moving. While our repertoire comes mostly from England and France, we also
take side trips to many other places, including Scotland, Ireland, Britanny, Scandinavia, Quebec, and any place else we might fancy. Hope you enjoy
Below are some links to videos of a few of the tunes we are currently playing.
Lyvet. A tune composed by hurdy-gurdy master Nigel Eaton. I think it was supposed to be a bourree.
Mominette/Plane Tree. It's a schottische! No, it's a jig! Stop, you're both right!
Robins' and Katies'. A couple Anglo-French waltzes first by Jon Swayne, second by Melanie Biggs.
De Montfort/Magaloufou/La Charge. A trio of modern bourrees in 2/4 time, by Jo Freya, Paul James, and Manu Paris.
An Italian Rant. A "Rant Step" dance tune also from Playford's "Dancing Master" but given a modern treatment.
Froggy's First Jump/Beetle on the Wine. Two reels for the melodeon by Dave Whetstone.
Parson's Farwell/Goddesses. Two English country dance tunes from Playford's "Dancing Master" circa 1650.
Bourree de Thiers/Bourree des Dindes. A couple of traditional bourrees in 2/4 time.
Sunshine/Virmoux. A couple French schottisches, first by Gregory Jolivet, second traditional.
Pas D'Ete/La Roulante. A couple French Polkas.
Brighton Camp/Galopede. A couple of 18th Century English country dances brought back to life.
En Avant Blonde. A nice French waltz.
Queen's Progress/Halsway. A couple English schottisches, first traditional, second by Nigel Eaton.