Dance Notes and other info

Being a Morris side of currently limited number, Granta Blue has adapted some of the dances we perform to 3 or 4 dancers from the original 6 or 8.

Below are the cribs for some of the dances in our current repertoire. They are a rough map of how each dance goes.

It is worth referring to a video or 'A Handbook of Morris Dances' by Lionel Bacon (aka The Black Book) as published by The Morris Ring if more information is required.

Fieldtown

Balance the Straw

4 or 6 man hankerchief dance

Sticking behind, in front (on ground), R L (with partner), behind, in front, R RR (with partner)

Adderbury

Blue Bells of Scotland

3, 4 or 6 man stick dance

Sticking - Odds x 2, Evens x 2, Odds x 2, Evens x 2, Odd, Even, Odd, Even, Clash. Then repeat.

Bampton

Bonny Green Garters

N person handkerchief dance

Chorusless dance

TBC

Constant Billy

4 person two little stick dance

Step and galley twists

Bampton

Country Gardens

4 or 6 man handkerchief corner dance

Corners Half/Full through 4 plain capers

Brackley

Haste to the Wedding

4 or 6 man hankerchief dance

Corner dance with folded hankies

Bampton

Highland Mary

3 or 6 man handkerchief dance

Chicken Chasers

Lichfield

Jenny Lind

4, 6 or 8 person stick and a half dance

Stick and a half

Adderbury

Lads a Buncham

4 or 6 man stick dance

Sticking - Odd x3, Even x3, Odd, Even, Odd, Even, Odd, Even, Clash. Then repeat.

Headington

Laudnum Bunches

3 person hankerchielf dance

Bunchy corner dance

Sherborne

Monk's March

3 person hankerchief dance

Hoppy dance

Bledington

Morning Star

3 person hankerchief dance

Hooklegs and Helicopters

Bampton

Nutting Girl

1 or 2 man jig, no sticks or handkercheifs

Jig with sidesteps

Bampton

Princess Royal

1 or 2 man jig, no sticks or handkercheifs

Jig with foot crossing

Raglan

Rattlin' Bog

3 person hankerchief dance

Raglan satellites

Lichfield

Ring of Bells

4 person stick dance

Two stick bell ringing

Bampton

Saturday Night

N person handkerchief dance

Accumalting dance

Photo of dance
Lichfield

Sheriff's Ride

2 or 4 person hankerchief

Adderbury

Shooting (Beaux of London City)

3, 4 or 6 man stick dance

Photo of dance
Bampton

Simon’s Fancy

4 man corner handkerchief dance

Sidestep corner dance with caper/salutes

Adderbury

Sweet Jenny Jones

3 man stick dance

Walking, stick passing dance

Upton On Severn

Upton On Severn Stick Dance

4 or 6 man stick dance

Border-ish

Photo of dance
Fieldtown

Valentine

4 man hankerchief dance

Sidestep corner dance

Lichfield

Vandals of Hammerwich

3, 4, 6 or 8 person stick dance

Stick and a half

Photo of dance
Bampton

Webley Twizzle

3 or 6 man handkerchief dance

Sidesteps, twizzle, half hey