English at the Grange History

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Callers: Brad Foster & Val Medve
Musicians: Karen Axelrod, piano; Eric Martin, violin & viola; Anna Patton, clarinet
Sound: Jesse Ball

Program:

  • Mount Hills; reconstruction by Bernard Bentley; Dancing Master, 1721
  • Changeling; dance by Sharon Green; tune: Dave Marcus
  • Portsmouth; reconstruction by Pat Shaw; Dancing Master, 1670
  • Michael and All Angels; dance by Fried de Metz Herman; tune: Air (adapted) by Purcell
  • Maiden Lane; reconstruction by Cecil Sharp; Dancing Master, 1651
  • Bransle in the Barn; dance by Melanie Axel-Lute; tune: Bransle de la Torche by Michael Praetorius, 1612
  • Turning of the Hour; dance by Margaret & Jeff Bary; tune by Rachel Bell
  • Key to the Cellar; dance by Jenny Beer; tune: aka The Marchionness of Tweed-Dale's Delight, traditional
  • The Mulberry Garden; reconstruction by Cecil Sharp; Dancing Master, 1670
  • A Trip to Tunbridge; reconstruction by A. Simmons; Preston, 1793
  • The Collier's Daughter; reconstruction by Cecil Sharp; Dancing Master, 1728
  • Alice; dance by Philippe Callens; tune: Siciliano by Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Jack's Maggot; reconstruction by Cecil Sharp; Playford, 1702

Saturday, April 16, 2022
Callers: Brad Foster & Joanna Reiner Wilkinson
Musicians: Alchemy — Karen Axelrod, piano; Rachel Bell, accordion; Eric Martin, violin & viola
Sound: Dereck Kalish

Program:

  • The Farmer's Joy; dance: by Joseph Pimentel; tune: by Adam Broome
  • Bar a Bar; dance: reconstruction by Fried Herman; Walsh, 1718
  • Hudson Barn; dance: by Charles Hammond & Jacqueline Schwab; tune: Dance to Your Daddy, Northumbrian traditional
  • The Dancing Wife; dance: by Gary Roodman; tune: Pell Mell, Dancing Master, 1686
  • The Dusty Miller; dance: reconstruction by George Fogg & Rich Jackson; Neal, 1726
  • The Minor Spaniard; dance and variant of tune: Jenny Beer
  • Old Wife Behind the Fire; dance: reconstruction by George Fogg & Rich Jackson; Neal, 1726
  • Mile of Smiles; dance: Joseph Pimentel; tune: Dave Wiesler
  • Turning by Threes; dance: Gary Roodman; tune: Tourner á Trios by Paul Machlis
  • The Haymakers; dance: reconstruction by George Fogg & Rich Jackson; tune: Highland Lilt; Neal, 1726
  • The Peridot Ring; dance: Susan Kevra; tune: Rachel Bell
  • Ransom Note; dance: Susan Kevra; tune: Rachel Bell
  • Sapphire Sea; dance: Christine Robb; tune: Tom Kruskal's by Amelia Mason & Emily Troll