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CF Ball list for 2014

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on October 10, 2013 - 5:02pm

Here is the likely Ball List for Canterbury Faire in 2014. Many thanks to Her Excellency Isabel Maria!


Following is the dance list for the coming Canterbury Faire ball as it sits today.  While I initially hoped to have a ball that was clearly something one might have expected to see in England during the second half of the 16th century, I have had to make some compromises for obvious reasons. 

Please note that:

*   indicates dances are technically too early or too late but are very popular and/or fill a gap (eg easy to do, bouncy or quiet as needed by the set) to get more people on the dance floor

2013 or 2012  indicates the year it was included on a previous CF Ball dance list (to help with music preparations).

The tassel kicking contest will also need to be scheduled for some point during the ball.  I'm currently leaning towards between first and second sets to fit with previous balls, but am in no way attached to that timing.

Feedback is gratefully received on the dances, order, music, tassel comp. and more.


Isabel Maria

First Set: English

  • Black Alman (2012)
  • Ly bens distonys* (2012)
  • Earl of Essex Measure (2012)
  • Old Alman (2013)
  • Grimstock
  • Queens Alman (2013)

Second Set: Italian

  • Pungente Dardo (2012)
  • Chiara Stella (2012)
  • Ginevra  * (2013)
  • Spagnoletta (2013)
  • Rostiboli Gioioso* (2013)
  • Bassa Colonna                    

Third Set: French

  • Quadran Pavan & Galliard (2012)
  • Mimed Branles (Washerwoman’s, Pease, Clog, Horse)
  • Couranto
  • La Volta
  • Danse de Cleves (2013)
  • Official Bransle


Final Set: Mixed

  • Candlestick Branle
  • Ballo del Fiore (2012 & 2013)
  • Jenny Plucks Pears
  • La Caccia (2012)

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