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This catalogue contains my 3 part arrangements of English style social dance music for Traditional Social Dance Bands, Workshop leaders, and other ensembles. They are free to download. Please make a donation if you use these tunes (as it helps to buy violin strings and manuscript paper!) and ensure that my name stays attached to each arrangement. Otherwise - enjoy! Thank you.

This Table is sortable: Click on the column title to sort.
Updated 27th April 2014

CODE DATE TITLE SOURCE Download and Extra Information
A001 1745 Barbarini's Tambourine Walsh Download:
A002 1718 Bloomsbury Market Walsh Download:
A003 1665 Chelsea Reach Playford Download:
A004 1721 De'il Tak the Warr John Young Download:
A005 2010 Duplicity Dave Brown Download: I wrote this tune for Mark Elvin's new dance book.
A006 Elegance Dave Brown Download: I wrote this tune after playing at many stately dance occasions in some of the loveliest ancestral homes in England. It is, as its title suggests, elegant. Hilary Herbert wrote the dance "The Refined Company" and suggested this tune
A second dance is also available to be accompanied by the tune. CHATHAM HARBOUR by Chris Turner.
I was asked by a local school to arrange this music in 4 parts for a string ensemble. Click here to download this arrangement.
Don Jensen in California arranged this for his recorder ensemble. Click here to download his arrangement.
A007 2007 Frances Ann's delight George Middleton Download:
A008 2002 Felicity Dave Brown Download Tune: Download FELICITY and Dance by Colin Hume. MP3 file 4 x 32 bars. or MP3 file 8 x 32 bars.
A009 2000 Goddesses Arr Dave Brown Download: This is an exciting driving version of this old melody which uses modern harmonies and rhythmns.
A010 1701 Greenwich Park Playford Download:
A011 1988 Helena Colin Hume Download: This dance from Colin Hume was written in 1988. This arrangement was set in 2010.
A012 1650 Jenny Pluck Pears Playford Download:
A013 Trad: Key to the Cellar Traditional melody Download:
A014 1777 Lord How's Jig Thompson / Apted Download:
A015 1690 Maid's Morris Playford Download:
A016 2009 The Lotus Blossom Dave Brown Download: Written for my daughter MinXian.
A017 1982 The Mary Rose Dave Brown Download:Written to accompany a dance of the same name in the EFDSS publication Captain's Ceilidh.
A018 1999 Mignonette Terry Willets Download:
A019 Unknown Minuet W.A.Mozart Download:
A020 2003 Rachael's March Dave Brown Download: A tune written for my niece Rachael.
A021 1987 The Old Mill Brian Jenkins Download:Tune for a dance of the same name realised by Tom Cook in Hunter's Moon.
A022 1765 Shrewsbury Lasses Thompson Download:From Charles & Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection. 1765- Vol. IV, No.180.
A023 Trad: Speed The Plough Trad: Download:Cecil Sharp Country Dance Book Vol. 1
A024 2008 Whiskey Before Dinner Jonathan Jensen Download:Written by Jonathan Jensen remembering a "tot" of whiskey before going for dinner one evening.
A025 1728 A Trip to Paris Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master Vol 3
A026 1650 Chestnut Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st edition
A027 1701 Childgrove Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 11th Edition
A028 1652 Dargason Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 2nd Edition
A029 1650 Gathering Peascods Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A030 1650 Goddesses Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A031 1665 Hunsdon House Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 3rd Edition
A032 1701 Indian Queen Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 11th Edition
A033 1650 Jack Pudding Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A034 1703 Jack's Maggot Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 12th Edition
A035 1670 Jamaica Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 4th Edition
A036 1690 Lillibulero Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 8th Edition
A037 1695 Mr Isaac's Maggot Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 9th Edition
A038 1701 My Lord Byron's Maggot Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 11th Edition
A039 1686 Never Love Thee More Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 7th Edition
A040 1650 Newcastle Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A041 1728 Orleans Baffled Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 4th Edition
A042 1650 Parson's Farewell Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A043 1650 Picking Up Sticks Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A044 1701 Portsmouth Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 11th Edition
A045 1650 Rufty Tufty Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A046 1670 Sellinger's Round Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 4th Edition
A047 1650 St Martin's Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 1st Edition
A048 1670 The Phoenix Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 4th Edition
A049 1703 The Queen's Jig Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master 12th Edition
A050 1757 The Braes of Dornoch Johnson Download:
A051 1727 Come Let's Be Merry Young Download: From the Dancing Master (Vol 3) of John Young 1727.
A052 Trad The Dressed Ship Download:
A053 1993 Dunant House Waltz Roger Davidson Download: From the Dutch Crossing Collection.
A054 1712 Elverton Grove c. 1712 Download:
A055 Trad Fairy Princess Trad Download: From a dance reconstruction by Tom Cook.
A056 1713 Hambleton's Round-O Playford Download:Playford's English Dancing Master Vol 2 1713.
A057 Trad Pirate's Waltz Trad Download:
A058 October Rose Trad Download: Tune for the Dance Levi Jackson Rose.
A059 1727 Red and All Red Young Download: John Young's Dancing Master Vol 3. 1727.
A060 1696 St. Martin's Lane Playford and Walsh Download: Playford's Dancing Master Vol. 2 1696 and Walsh 1718.
A061 1708 Well House Trad Download:
A062 1775 A Trip to Castle Howard Thompson Download:Thompson 1775
A063 1981 A Stroll in Summer Town Dave Brown Download:I've enjoyed playing this reel many times. To hear the arrangement try this MIDI file.
A064 1650 Nonsuch Playford 1st Edition Download:This is one on the most atmospheric melodies in the Playford Collections.
A065 1992 Appelbo Ganglat Traditional Download:This tune comes from Sweden and is a precessioanl melody. I forst played this on a dance tour of Seden in 1992.
A066 1980 Newcastle Station and Lea Riggs Traditional Download:Two traditional English Hornpipes arranged in 2 parts. Newcastle Station and Lea Riggs.
A067 2003 Swedish Masquarade Traditional Download:A great tune and a great dance. This arrangement, in 2 parts, is also a good example of the way in which bands can change time throughout a piece of music.
A068 2014 Jumping Joan and Captain Neemo Traditional Download:Two traditional English Jigs which are used in a wide variety of circumstances from Morris and Ritual dance to Barn Dances and Ceilidhs. Arranged in 3 parts for the big band sound.
A069 2014 Upon a Summer's Day Playford 1651 Download:This delightful English tune was published by John Playford in 1651. It is light and airy and the dance moves at a reasonable pace. The original key is Fm, but this is a very unsatisfying key for fiddle players. By transposing to E minor the tune is easier to play and therefore more readily accessible to a wider range of musicians.