Palmer's Pocket Playford

An aide memoire summary by William Palmer of dances from the Playford Ball programmes as arranged by The Round in Cambridge, England.

3rd Edition 1987


    In the following descriptions, unless otherwise stated:
    • Longways sets are duple minor
    • Circles and turns are once round, clockwise
    • Clocks are face upward
    • Casts are one place
    • Turns (for 2 people) are with both hands
    • Passing is by R shoulder
    • Step and honour is R then L
    Semicolons indicate the end of 4 bars of music (2 bars in triple time dances).
    L = left, R = right, sk.s. = skipping step.

Index of Dances

Apley House
The Bishop
Broom, the Bonny Bonny Broom
The Black Nag
Chelsea Reach
Dick's Maggot
The Dressed Ship
Fourpence Halfpenny Farthing
The Fandango
Gathering Peascods
Greensleeves and Yellow Lace
Greenwich Park
The Guidman of Ballangigh
The Health
Hey, Boys, Up Go We
Hit and Miss
The Hole in the Wall
Hunsdon House
If All the World were Paper
The Indian Queen
Jack's Maggot
Jacob Hall's Jig
Jenny Pluck Pears
Juice of Barley
Lilli Burlero
Mad Robin
Mage on a Cree
Maid's Morris
The Merry, Merry Milkmaids
Mr Beveridge's Maggot
Mr Isaac's Maggot
Never Love Thee More
The Old Mole
Oranges and Lemons
Parson's Farewell
The Phoenix
Picking up Sticks
The Queen's Jig
The Round
Rufty Tufty
Sellenger's Round
The Shrewsbury Lasses
Sion House
Step Stately
A Trip to Kilburn
A Trip to Paris
The Twenty Ninth of May