English Country Dances from John Playford’s The English Dancing Master Volume 1 (1650/1) – Digital Download
These new reconstructions and musical arrangements breathe new life into twelve virtually-forgotten English Country Dances. Dance reconstructions by Jeanette Lockeforte aka Jeanette Dunnett; musical arrangements by David Yardley aka Geoffrey of Exeter – both members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Album contains danceable versions performed on high-quality historical instrument synthesisers.
The twelve Playford dances on the album are: Irish Trot; The Bath; A Souldier’s Life; The Whish; Saraband; The Country Coll; Cast A Bell; Skellamefago; Lady Spellor; Lady Lie Near Me; Have At Thy Coat, Old Woman; Irish Lady.
Download also includes booklet with details of dance reconstructions; sheet music for arrangements available on request to [email protected]