History

History

Recent dance history

The dance history pages record the dances called at each meeting of the round for the last 10 years or so.

Early history of the Round: foundation and early years

Miscellaneous historical information about the Round and its members

The Country Dance Book

Cecil Sharp’s books about his account of the country dances he collected from around England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

‘Playford’ dances

Hugh Stewart’s explanation of the origins of ‘Playford’ dances, including a family tree of John Playford and his son Henry, the publishers of ‘Playford’ dances from 1651 through to the early 18th century.

Round records, year by year

1928-29, Constitution
1929-30
1930-31
1931-32
1932-33
1933-34
1934-35
1935-36
1936-37
1937-38
1938-39
1939-40
1940-41
1941-42
1942-43
1943-44
1944-45
1945-46, Constitution
1946-47
1947-48
1948-49
1949-50
1950-51, Constitution
1951-52
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55
1955-56
1956-57
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79, Constitution
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85
1985-86
1986-87, Constitution
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96, Constitution
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2005-06