Contra Dances

An asterisk (*) denotes an unaccompanied melody written with the dance instructions.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

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18th of January (Roger Whynot) 14 1 28
A & E Contra (Herbie Gaudreau) 10 3 13
ABCs of Contra Teaching (Duke Miller) 5 6 4
Aaron's Reel (Leif Hetland) 14 6 28
Abe's Skirt Swisher (Abe Kanegson) * 12 10 26
All the Way to Galway (Dick Castner) * 4 1 20
All The Way To Galway (Richard Castner) 12 12 24
All The Way to Galway (Rich Castner) * 13 6 7
Anonymous Contra (Roger Whynot) 14 4 28
April's Hornpipe (Ralph Page) * 13 11 27
Arkansas Traveller 2 8 20
Ashley's Pride (Otsego Mss, c.1808) * 9 6 23
Ashuelot Hornpipe (Ralph Page) * 7 12 31
Ashuelot Hornpipe (Ralph Page) 10 5 8
Atlantic Hornpipe [2 versions] (Louise Winston) * 5 8 25
Away We Go (Herbie Gaudreau) * 7 2 28
Baltimore (Otsego mss. 1808) 12 2 24
Banks O' the Dee, The * 1 2 16
Beaux Of Oak Hill (Traditional) 12 12 26
Beaux of Albany * 2 12 22
Beaux of Oak Hill [New Brunswick] 6 3 36
Belles of Auburn (Roger Knox) * 6 7 32
Bennett's Massanetta Reel (Ed Moody) 12 10 31
Bevy of Contras (Per Ralph Page) 12 12 22
Bevy of Contras, Corrections Vol.12., No. 12 13 2 27
Big John McNeil (Ralph Page) * 9 7 21
Bold Highlander, The (per Saltator, 1807) * 5 11 27
Bold Highwayman, The (Ralph Page) 5 11 28
Bonnie Lass/Aberdeen (Harold Kearney's Favorite) 11 9 40
Boston Area Contra Dances (Larry Jennings) 12 8 9
Boston March, The * 8 8 30
Braintree Hornpipe (Herbie Gaudreau) * 10 9 25
Bricklayers' Hornpipe * 4 8 37
British Grenadier (Ruth Parker's Notebook, 1802) * 1 7 15
British Sorrow * 6 8 22
Broken Sixpence (Don Armstrong) 12 12 27
Broken Sixpence (Don Armstrong) 14 5 13
Brookfield Fancy (Herbie Gaudreau) * 10 10 28
Byland Abbey (Author unknown - From Mae Fraley) 14 4 26
Calico and Crinoline (Ralph Page) 14 3 21
California Reel 1 12 18
Caller's Wife, The (Ted Sannella) 14 5 27
Canadian Breakdown (Ralph Page) 14 3 20
Careless Sally (Otsego Mss 1808) * 8 9 35
Chapel Hill Contra (Beth Okun) * 13 2 25
Cheshire 11 (Al Brozek) 14 3 22
Cheshire Hornpipe (Ralph Page) 8 3 31
Chorus Jig * 2 10 21
Christmas Hornpipe * 1 8 11
Cincinnati Hornpipe * 10 4 26
Circle Contra (Rod Linnell) * 9 5 29
Cobb's Hill Reel (Ed Butenhof) 14 2 25
Cobo Contra (Lannie McQuaide) 14 5 28
Cocheco Hornpipe (Mal Hayden) * 5 12 31
Cocheco Hornpipe (Mal Hayden) * 10 5 9
Come and See Me (Roger Whynot) * 13 1 32
Constitution Hornpipe * 5 7 39
Contra Basics (Ralph Page) 3 12 13
Contra Dance Background, Pt. 1 (Ralph Page) 10 10 2
Contra Dance Background, Pt. 2 (Ralph Page) 10 11 7
Contra Dance History Pt. 1 (Ralph Page) 3 8 2
Contra Dance History Pt. 2 (Ralph Page) 3 9 10
Contra Dancing (With Glen and Flo Nickerson) 14 4 14
Contra Music's Gaelic Heritage (Ralph Page) * 3 3 14
Contradance, Best Bluesbreaker (Elfreida Algieir) 13 8 2
Contras & Phrasing, My Beginnings (Al Brundage) 3 3 2
Contras With More Than One Name (Ed Moody) 9 10 2
Contras, First Time Contras (Ralph Page) 13 6 2
Contras, The Next Step, Pt. 2 (Ralph Page) 13 7 27
Corinthian Hornpipe * 11 8 24
Country Fair (Ted Sannella) * 10 5 26
Criss Cross (Herbie Gaudreau) 12 12 29
Criss Cross Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) * 6 10 29
Criss Cross [Becket Reel,etc.]* (Herbie Gaudreau) 13 7 29
Crooked S, The (from Tom Lenthall) 6 1 10
Crowded Reflections (Ed Shaw) 14 1 26
Cumberland Reel - Scottish (version by Ted Sannella) 8 3 32
Dancing Sailors (Ed Shaw) 14 2 26
Dandies' Hornpipe * 9 2 27
Devil's Dream 8 10 33
Dickey Dwindle (Mussey Mss. 1795) 3 9 15
Die Allgemeine Francaise ("Fledermaus Quadrille") 8 3 42
Divorcee's Jig ("Duke" Miller) * 5 2 30
Dorchester March * 12 7 25
Doubtful Shepherd [Original version 1795?] * 8 5 26
Doubtful Shepherd, The - Or "Kiss Your Granny" 11 12 26
Douglass' Favorite * 13 10 28
Downfall of Paris, The - A Hornpipe * 2 9 19
Draw The Sword, Scotland * 11 4 25
Dud's Reel (Dudley Briggs) * 8 11 27
Dud's Reel (Dudley Briggs) 12 12 23
Dud's Reel * (Adapted from Dudley Briggs' Dance) 13 6 4
Easy Does It (Ralph Page) 13 5 26
Easy Does It (Ralph Page) 13 7 30
Eight Count Special (Herbie Gaudreau) 10 3 10
Elegance and Simplicity 7 5 25
Fiddle Hill Jig (Ralph Page) * 9 1 35
Fiddle Hill Jig (Ralph Page) 12 12 23
Fiddle Hill Jig (Ralph Page) * 13 6 11
Fiddler's Surprise (Tony Parkes) 14 7 21
Figure Eight (Old-Time) 14 8 25
Fireman's Dance * 10 3 28
First Contra, The (Ralph Page) 3 3 8
Fisher's Hornpipe (Early Version, 1797) 12 1 25
Fisher's Hornpipe (Griffith, 1788) 12 8 29
Fisher's Hornpipe 3 2 19
Forest de Bondi * 10 11 26
French Four * 6 2 33
Fun and Style in Contra Dancing (Herb Warren) 3 7 9
Galway Reel * 4 4 20
Genet's Recall (John Burbank, 1799) * 8 6 31
Geud Man of Ballangigh * 4 11 26
Geud Man of Ballingigh * 5 3 38
Geud Man of Ballingigh, Notes (Ted Sannella) 5 3 40
Glover's Reel ("Duke" Miller) * 4 12 24
Glover's Reel ("Duke" Miller) * 13 7 33
Gone a Rovin' * (Ralph Page) 13 11 26
Good For the Tongue * 4 7 23
Good Girl (Traditional) 12 12 28
Graces, The * 10 6 25
Green Mountain Volunteers * 2 3 20
Hard Times * 7 7 29
Haymakers' Jig * 8 12 26
Haymakers' Jig (Traditional) 12 12 31
Heatherfield Vine (Roger Whynot) 14 7 9
Hey for Three - Teaching (Chip Hendrickson) 13 10 41
Hints on Contra Dancing (Bill Kattke) 13 3 17
Hints on Teaching Contras (Grace Wolff) 6 2 10
How to Call a Contra (Herbie Gaudreau) 10 3 9
Hull's Victory * 1 11 14
Hull's Victory, 2 Versions [New Brunswick] 6 3 35
Hunting Contras in Cleveland, 1957 (Tom Lenthall) 6 1 9
I O C A Reel (Al Smith) 3 10 22
Inflation Reel (Tony Parkes) 14 1 26
Irish Hornpipe * 3 11 19
Irish Washerwoman, The 3 3 22
Jamaica Plain Jig (Louise Winston) * 9 10 22
Jefferson and Liberty * 4 6 26
Jefferson's Reel * 12 5 28
Jefferson's Reel 12 12 32
Jenny Nettle * 8 4 25
Jerry's Reel (Frank Kanopasak) 14 6 26
Johnson's Special (Rickey Holden) * 9 8 25
Joy (Lannie McQuaide) 14 2 25
Joy (Lannie McQuaide) 14 5 13
Joys of Quebec (Chip Hendrickson) 13 7 26
Judge's Jig, The (Judge Charles Merrill) * 5 5 30
Julie's Contra (Leif Hetland) 14 2 25
King's Return, The * 6 12 33
Kiss Your Granny, Or "The Doubtful Shepherd" 11 12 26
Kitchen Hornpipe, The (Ralph Page) * 10 12 24
Lads of Kildare (Ralph Page) * 9 11 29
Lady Walpole's Reel 1 6 15
Lady Walpole's Reel Called Verbatim - Ralph Page 1 9 20
Lady Walpole's Reel [in French by Michel Cartier] 6 4 38
Lady Walpole's Reel * (Traditional) 13 7 32
Land of Sweet Erin * 5 6 20
Lexington Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) * 11 6 23
Little Ben (Mussey Mss. 1795) 3 9 15
Long Valley (Don Armstrong) * 11 7 25
Lord Moira-Hornpipe * 3 4 20
Mac's Favorite (Ralph Page) 11 5 29
Mad River Special (Bill Barton) 13 12 28
Making of a Contradancer, The (Robin Horton) 13 7 8
Malden Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) 12 12 27
Malden Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) * 6 11 27
Malden Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) * 13 6 6
Maple Leaf Jig (Ralph Page) * 4 9 23
Maple Leaf Jig (Ralph Page) 12 12 25
Maple Leaf Jig (Ralph Page) * 13 6 5
Margaret's Fancy (Roger Whynot) 14 6 25
Martha Washington, The * 5 1 28
Martha Washington (from Tom Lenthall) 6 1 11
Megunticook Reel 3 8 25
Merry Dance, The (The Holmes Brothers) * 2 6 22
Michael's Cap (Chris Madigan) 14 1 27
Middlemen's Hey (Gene Hubert) 14 8 26
Miss Brown's Reel * 3 9 25
Monadnock Reel (Ralph Page) * 1 4 18
Money Musk * 2 11 18
Money Musk, The Dance - Its History (Ed Moody) 10 9 7
Morning Fair Hornpipe * 4 3 36
Morning Star 2 5 18
My Heart's Desire (Saltator Mss. 1807) 12 3 25
Needham Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) 10 5 10
Needham Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) 12 12 31
Needham Reel Correction to Vol. 12, No. 12 13 2 27
Needham Special (Herbie Gaudreau) * 7 1 28
New Century Hornpipe * 3 5 17
New Floor's Revenge (Fred Breunig) 14 4 28
New York Hornpipe * 8 2 24
Newlywed's Reel (Ted and Jean Sannella) * 5 4 24
Nixhaus Contra (Glen Nickerson) 14 3 22
None So Pretty (Ralph Page) * 7 10 38
North Country Jig (Ed Butenhof) 14 6 25
Nova Scotian, The (Maurice Henniger) * 10 1 24
Nova Scotian, The (Maurice Henniger) 12 12 25
Nova Scotian, The (Maurice Henniger) * 13 7 27
O X O Reel, The 12 4 24
Occata Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) 10 3 12
Off She Goes (Al Brozek) 14 5 28
Old Countryman's Reel * 3 6 18
Old Zip Coon * 3 1 17
Opera Reel, The * 1 1 16
Orange Tree, The (Traditional) * 7 11 31
Orange Tree, The * 8 7 30
Oyster River (from Nancy Shepley MSS, c.1800 * 7 3 42
Pat'nella (as called by Ralph Page) * 10 2 19
Patriot's Jig (Ted Sannella) * 11 2 25
Petronella [Called in French by Michel Cartier] 6 4 38
Pop Goes the Weasel 3 9 16
Portland Fancy * 7 6 40
Portland Fancy 14 7 18
Portland Reel (Herbie Gaudreau's favorite 4/74) 11 9 36
President (Mussey Mss, 1795) 3 9 14
Pride of Dingle 14 2 24
Queen Victoria * 6 9 27
Queen's Favorite * 7 4 33
Queen's Favorite 10 5 8
Reading Reel (Ted Sannella) 12 12 30
Reading Reel (Ted Sannella) 12 6 29
Rickett's Hornpipe (discovered by Rich Castner) 3 9 19
Rival, The (Ralph Page) * 10 7 31
Road To Boston * 12 11 26
Road To Ruin, The (Mussey Mss. 1795) 3 9 15
Rory O'More * 9 4 24
Roy's Wife * 9 12 24
Rutgers Promenade (Art Seele) 14 5 27
Sacketts Harbor * 3 7 28
Salutation (Ted Sannella) 13 8 25
Satisfaction (Author unknown) 14 1 27
Saturday Night Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) * 10 8 25
Saturday Night Reel (Herbie Gaudreau) 12 12 32
Scottish Hornpipe * 8 1 29
Scout House Reel (Ted Sannella) 13 12 26
Seaway Jig (Ed Butenhof) 14 4 26
Second Chance Reel (Roger Whynot) * 11 1 25
Shadrack's Delight (Tony Parkes) 12 9 25
Sonderburg Double Quadrille (Danish) * 7 1 30
Spanking Jack (John Griffith, 1797) * 5 10 31
Speed The Plow (Northern Vermont Version) * 2 2 17
Spread Your Wings (Author unknown) 13 6 30
St. Lawrence Jig (Ralph Page) * 7 8 22
St. Lawrence Jig (Ralph Page) 12 12 29
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning * 2 7 24
Stars & Stripes (Jim Gregory) 14 8 26
Strip The Willow * 3 3 18
Summit Reel (Tony Saletan) 14 1 27
Swing 'N Hey (Al Brozek) 13 12 28
Swing Your Jenny * 1 3 17
Ted's Whim (Ted Sannella) 13 9 25
Tempest, The * 6 1 29
Three's A Crowd (Don Armstrong) 14 4 27
Thursday Night (Old-Time) 14 8 25
Timber Salvage Reel (Ralph Page) * 1 5 12
Tipsy Parson, The (Ralph Page) * 4 2 21
Toodeloot [Translates "To Duluth"] (Myrtle Hoppe) 14 4 27
Tourist, The (Ted Sannella) 7 9 30
Tourist, The (Ted Sannella) 12 12 24
Tourist, The (adapted from Ted Sannella) * 13 6 10
Trip to Nahant * 4 10 38
Tuesday's Child (Ralph Page) 14 7 21
Turn-A-Page (Ed Moody) 14 3 21
Understanding Contradancing (Charlie Rapport?) 14 6 15
Verona's Favorite (Rod Linnell) * 6 5 25
Village Maid, The * 11 11 43
Wandering Waltz Contra (Chip Hendrickson) 14 7 22
Washington Hey (Ralph Sweet) 13 12 26
Washington Quickstep * 3 12 17
Waves of Tory Irish * 5 6 22
Ways of Skippack (Bill Johnston) 14 4 27
Ways of the World * 9 3 27
Wild Goose Chase * 5 9 39
Witches' Brew (Rod Linnell) 9 9 27
Yankee Reel (Ted Sannella) * 10 2 28
Yankee Reel (Ted Sannella) * 10 5 9
Yankee Reel (Ted Sannella) * 12 12 28
Yankee Reel (Ted Sannella) * 13 6 9
You Name It (Attributed to Ed Moody) 14 3 20
Young Widow, The (Otsego Mss, 1808) * 13 3 27
Yucaipa Contra (Art Seele & Dick Leger) 13 4 27
Yucca Jig (Don Armstrong 11 3 25