We have 2 CDs available to buy.
Both feature a mixture of English Playford / Playford-style and American contra dance tunes.
Our most recent, OUT OF THE HAT, includes music for dances by: Gary Roodman, Loretta Holz, Charles Bolton and Fried De Metz Herman.
Our contra sets include tunes by Peter Barnes, Rodney MIller and Susan Conger, alongside well-known traditional jigs and reels.
16 tracks in total - over an hour of music - another great album for dancing to or just listening to - we hope you'll enjoy it!
Please send us your order by email via our CONTACT page.
£10.00 + £1.50 p&p to UK addresses. (Overseas sales - please ask for a postage quote)
If you haven't already got your copy, you can also still buy our first CD, Under No Illusion:
UNDER NO ILLUSION is our first album of Playford-style, American contra and barn dance music.
“A sparkling collection of music for dancing…the duo's performances are abundantly committed, fiery and fresh-sounding”
“Some of the finest dance music you have ever heard”
“This CD is a delight…thoroughly delightful”
“It’s a magical recording…it really is superb”
Recorded in 2008, our first CD contains over an hour of music, including several previously un-recorded tunes. A full track listing can be found below. The CD booklet also contains instructions for three previously unpublished dances. You can also find sound samples from the CD below.
UNDER NO ILLUSION CD: £10 + £1.50 p&p per copy.
Track Listing: Under No Illusion
Hideaway - first recording of a new dance by Gary Roodman, tune by Dave Wiesler
C & J's Jig - by Roger Whynot, adapted by David & Kathryn Wright
White Wheat - by Hazel Moir (instructions included)
Global Flyer - a contra by David Wright (instructions included)
Rinaldo - G. F. Handel's music for the dance interpreted by Philippe Callens
Mary K - by Gary Roodman, with tune by Dave Wiesler
Star of Kintra - dance by Trevor Monson, tune by Elvyn Blomfield
Ashokan Farewell - a beautiful waltz tune by Jay Ungar
plus Parson's Farewell, Well Hall, Bouzer Castle, Red House, Alterations, Morpeth Rant, Clopton Bridge + Contra jigs and reels
LISTEN NOW to some samples from the CD (clickto listen):
"Issadoun" - a lively american reel suitable for a contra or barn dance
"Cadeau's Jig" - a rousing jig, again, particularly suited for a contra or barn dance
"Morpeth Rant" - an English traditional dance sometimes danced at ceilidhs and social dances
"Well Hall" - a beautiful, lyrical Playford dance tune, popular at Playford dances and balls
Dance to your Daddy, a ‘special speeds’ CD for children and adults with learning or physical difficulties, was our first recording project and we were one of two bands involved. The CD is available to buy from the English Folk Dance and Song Society and was funded by Lancashire Folk.