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We perform a mixture of Morris dances, both North West and garland. Some dances are traditional, some are 'borrowed' from other teams and others are our own, based on traditional steps and figures.

Below is a list of the dances in our current repertoire and their corresponding music. The clickable dance titles are links to files containing the music in abc format (a description of abc is given here). Free Windows software for producing sheet music and midi files from abc files can be obtained from here (of these, MCMusiceditor is probably the easiest to get going).
Clicking  (pdf ), where it occurs after a dance title, should produce the sheet music for the dance in pdf  format.
Many of the tunes are derived from those found on the JC's ABC Tune Finder [tunefind] on trillian.mit.edu (or JC's ABC Tune Finder [tunefind] on jc.tzo.net ) web site and modified to suit our dances.

The clickable music titles are links to  midi files which can be played using Windows Media Player (or any one of several other programs). If you need files in the (much bigger) MP3 format and don't know how to convert from midi, then email me, the webmaster,  stating which title(s) you want and I'll try to oblige.

Click here to reveal dances (and music) which we no longer use, but which might one-day be revived.

ANNIE M (pdf)

Music: Uncle Bernard's Polka + Salmon Tails

ANY ROAD UP (pdf)

Music:Blaydon Races + Lincolnshire Poacher

BELFAGAN (pdf)

Music: William Taylor's Tabletop Hornpipe (in G)

BLACKROD (pdf)

Music: Donkey Riding + Salmon Tails

BOTANY BAY (FOUR-HAND REEL) (pdf)

Music: South Australia

CELEBRATION  (pdf)

Music: Galopede

CHANDOS 5 (pdf)

Music: Oyster Girl

CHURCHTOWN (pdf)

Music: Begone Dull Care

CONNINGTON (pdf)

Music: I'll Tell Me Ma + Maggie in the Wood

DOLLY (pdf)

Music: Davy-Davy Knick-Knack + Twiglet (Theme Vannitaise)

FYLDE FOLLY (pdf)

Music: Portsmouth + Rattlin' Bog

GISBURN (pdf)

Music: The Rose Tree

GREEN WILLOW (pdf)

Music: CochinChine

KIRKSTALL GARLAND (pdf)

Music: Perfect Cure

LANCASHIRE ROSE (pdf)

Music:  The Rose

LOSTOCK (pdf)

Music: Fairy Dance + An English Country Garden

LYTHAM St. ANNES (pdf)

Music: Mona's Delight + Speed the Plough

LYTHAM WINDMILL (pdf)

Music: Harper's FrolicBonny Kate

MARTIN'S MALARKEY (pdf)

Music: Lord of the Dance + Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Mouse + Shepherd's Hey

MONA'S DELIGHT (pdf)

Music: Mona's Delight2

MRS MUGAN (pdf)

Music: Walter Bulwer's #2 Polka ( + Grandfather's Tune but not yet)

POLLY (pdf)

Music: Brighton Camp + Bobby Shaftoe + Early One Morning

POULTON (pdf)

Music:John of Paris + Hot Punch

RAGGED CROW (pdf)

Music: Much Wenlock

SORTING HAT (Molly) (pdf)

Music: Cluck Old Hen

St GILES (pdf)

Music: Athole Highlanders

Dances (and music) which we no longer use, but which might one-day be revived, can be found by clicking here.