Flagcrackers of Craven
|We perform traditional and contemporary border dances with single stepping*.
We usually design one new dance each year, during the winter. The design
process is very much a communal effort, with everyone welcome to contribute
double stepping introduced in Craven Stomp 2014
Musician's Wrinkles (and we've got plenty)
Most pages now has a link to the official FS crib sheet in PDF format
New Dance - tunes
Laurie Farrer *
|Three Jolly Black Sheepskins||Three Jolly Black Sheepskins|
|Upton Stick Dance||The Upton Stick Dance Tune|
|Bedlam FC||Bedlam Boys|
|Black Pig||Captain Pugwash (Trumpet Hornpipe)|
|Craven Stomp FC||Bobby Shaftoe|
|Grasswood Stump FC||Over the Hills|
|Semerwater Pudding FC||Waterddy Lane **|
|Wrekin Havoc||Grand Hornpipe|
|The Dance With No Name FC||Gloucester Miner/Gloucester Hornpipe|
|The Mortal Coil FC||The Shaking of the Sheets|
|Twiglets||Jan Migne Man|
|Noah's Ark||Donkey Riding|
|The Blind Dogs of Whitby||Theme Vannetaise/Sunshine mid|
|Laurie Farrer||Laurie Farrer *|
|Cobbler's Last FC||Cobbler's Last *|
|Mr Dolly||Weasel's Revenge|
Not in current use . . . . .
|Evesham Stick Dance||Fanny Frail|
|Squire's Leave FC||Little Brown Jug/This Old Man|
|Captain's Farewell FC||Captain's Farewell *|
|New dance||Ring of Bells/Jameko|
|Green Man FC||Fairy Dance|
|Dilwyn Stick Dance||Dilwyn|
*Tunes composed by Paul Hudson
**Composed by John Kirkpatrick copyright Squeezer Music.
The notation is in The John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris Tune Book Opus Pocus, page 50.
FC - Dances designed by Flagcrackers of Craven
We include a summary of our dance notation, with a description of the sticking and the names of the moves. If you'd like more detail, come and see us dance, or ask us to arrange a workshop. If you'd like to perform any of our dances we'd prefer you to develop your own interpretation of our ideas, rather than a straight copy, and we ask that you announce that this is "based on a dance designed by The Flagcrackers of Craven".