These are ‘our’ dances. Some we learned from other sides, some we made up.
There are videos of lots of these on our Facebook page.
Apple Bower – a long dance which makes performers simultaneously sweaty and thirsty
Brimfield – the one which makes maiden aunts blush
Drunken Idiot – for our Foreman
Feathers – a Cotswold dance from Eynsham because they are lovely boys
Four Candles – in honour of Ronnie Barker
Hay-on-Wye – from the actual Border
Mucky Duck – don’t live in a farmyard if you don’t want to get mud on your feathers
Ninepin – a new dance for nine… a daring innovation
Rose of the Warren – about the ‘forgotten rabbit’ in Watership Down
Smithy – hammer and tongs
Spires – because we like Oxford
The Whirl – makes you dizzy after a couple of ciders
On special occassions like May Day and the solstices we also dance with FIRE.
Dots for most of our dances are below. We’ll add more in the fullness of time.
Some of the titles are dance names, some are tune names. We don’t always play the tunes exactly as they are written. Obviously.
If you want to hear the tunes you can find them (and gazillions of others) at www.folktunefinder.com.