Dorset Buttons Morris
The Dance & Tune Book
Containing just about all we know.
This wonderful artifact is intended to act as an aide-memoire for our dances.
It will list the dances, then for each dance give the sequence of figures and
details of the tunes. It will give the sequence & changes for the tunes;
also supply the dots and machinery to play the tunes.
This Ozymandian edifice is not yet complete -- and I don't suppose it ever will be.
And now, on with
- Jan 29th 2012 -- Prescott, Scarlet, Stafferton and Tingley updated
- Jan 25th 2012 -- Ibston, Millbrook, Portland and Worthclough(corr) updated
- Jan 21st 2012 -- Fleetwood, Gorton, Grain's Bar and Worthclough updated
- Jan 13th 2012 -- Churchtown, Clitheroe, Colne, Crewe and Durlston updated
- Jan 10th 2012 -- Ashton, Blackburn and Carr Lodge updated
- Jan/Feb various 2012 -- corrections, completing details of figures, adding stuff to play tunes
- Oct 11th 2012 -- Butter Cups and Daisies -- just the tune
- Nov 15th 2012 -- Butter Cups and Daisies -- both tunes & stab at As & Bs
- Nov 25st 2012 -- Butter Cups and Daisies -- further stab at As & Bs & figures
- Nov 28th 2012 -- Butter Cups and Daisies -- final (?) As & Bs & figures
- Feb 22nd 2013 -- Butter Cups and Daisies -- gettings on and off
- Mar 7th 2013 -- Butter Cups and Daisies -- sticking the hey back in
- Oct 17th 2013 -- New dance, Hyde added. Just tune so far
- Oct 22nd 2013 -- Hyde -- As & Bs added.
- Nov 8th 013 -- Hyde -- Step up halved -- dance details added
- Jan 20th '14 -- Hyde -- Step up restored, Bobby Shafto added
- Nov 9th '14 -- New Dance, incomplete as yet
- Dec 9th '14 -- New Dance, now known as Altrincham, about right
- Jan 27th '16 -- New Dance, Knutsford now added
If you wish to shower praises and adulation on the author of this exordium
Chris Mason on 01202 553294 or Email
chris.j.mason(at -- but you'll have to change that of course)talktalk.net