Events

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DateEvent
2019
1 Dec, 14.15Playford Past & Present

Andrew Swaine calling, with music by Mollie Koenigsberger

    Past Events


DateEvent
2017
22 Jan, 2.00Playford Past & Present

Robert Moir dancing master, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
A workshop of "Playford" and Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances for experienced dancers
12 Feb, 2.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Colin Hume dancing master, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
A workshop of "Playford" and Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances for experienced dancers
4 Mar, 7.30Playford Past & Present Plus

Colin Hume, dancing master, with Fat Harry
A selection of "Playford" and Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances, seasoned with a twist of ‑ well, what you'd expect from Colin Hume
9 Apr, 2.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Robert Moir dancing master, with Ali Messer (accordion) & Jane Harrison (violin)
A workshop of "Playford" and Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances for experienced dancers
4 Jun 2.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Madeleine Smith dancing mistress, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
A workshop of "Playford" and Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances for experienced dancers
16 Jul, 2.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Sue Horsham dancing mistress, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
A workshop of "Playford" and Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances for experienced dancers
3 Sep 2.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Deo Volente: Victoria Yeomans calling, with Dave Yeomans on accordion
A workshop of "Playford" and Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances for experienced dancers
5 Nov, 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Robert Moir calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
3 Dec, 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Carol Hewson calling, with Ali Messer on accordion
In this, the last of our dances commemorating the Pat Shaw Centennial, Carol Hewson called a selection of 17th and 18th century English dances and some of Pat Shaw's Playford‑style dances and interpretations.
6 Dec, 18.15Friends of Cecil Sharp House AGM
Committee Room, Cecil Sharp House
2018
28 Jan, 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Colin Hume calling, with Peter Jenkins on accordion
In addition to a selection of 17th and 18th century dances, Colin presented a selection of his own "Playford‑style" dances.
18 Feb, 14.15Playford Past & Present: Purcell and his Contemporaries   List of dances

Graham Christian calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on the violin
at St Paul's, Camden Square, London NW1 9XG
25 Mar, 14.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Madeleine Smith calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
Madeleine called a variety of favourite "Playford" dances and traditional English village dances.
20 May, 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Carol Hewson calling, with Ali Messer on accordion
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
Carol called a programme of "Playford" dances and some of the Playford‑style dances of Fried de Metz Herman.
20 June, 18.00Friends of Cecil Sharp House AGM
Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson's Place, Fitzroy Road, London NW1 8TN.
24 June, 14.00Celebratory Dance   List of dances

We celebrated 100 years of women's suffrage with an afternoon of English folk dance in honour of Mary Neal, who stood at the intersection of the suffrage and the folk revival movements.
Megan Wilson calling, with music by Mollie and Ali.
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
We commissioned Hazel Moir to create a new English Country Dance, to a tune by Rebecca King.
8 Jul, 14.00Playford Past, Present & Future   List of dances

Colin Hume and Louise Siddons calling, with Peter Jenkins on accordion
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
Colin taught three 17th and 18th century dances, and one of his own "Playford‑style" dances.  Louise taught mainly dances which are popular in the States.
12 Aug, 14.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Sue Horsham calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
2 Sep, 14.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Deo Volente: Victoria Yeomans calling, with Dave Yeomans on accordion
30 Sep, 14.00Playford Past & Present: Thomas Bray and Tom Cook   List of dances

Robert Moir calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin and Ali Messer on accordion
At this event Antony Heywood wss presented with the EFDSS Gold Badge for his outstanding contribution to English Folk Dance.
4 Nov, 14.15Playford Past, Present & Future   List of dances

Colin Hume and Emma Wooders calling, with Peter Jenkins on accordion
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
In addition to 17th and 18th century dances, Colin taught some of his own "Playford‑style" dances.  We looked at how the music affects the dancing: different tunes, changes of pace, even changes of rhythm.
2 Dec, 14.15Playford Past: Playford, Sloane and Lovelace   List of dances

Andrew Swaine calling, with music by Mollie and Ali
2019
27 Jan, 14.15Playford Past   List of dances

Sue Horsham calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
Sue's programme concentrated on some of the more challenging 17th and 18th century dances from the "Playford" repertoire.
17 Feb, 14.15Playford Past and Present   List of dances

Colin Hume calling, with Peter Jenkins on accordion.
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
23 Mar, 19.30Dance:  Playford Past and Present

Andrew Shaw, dancing master; Ali Messer, accordion and Mollie Koenigsberger, fiddle
Haverstock School, 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BQ

Andrew Shaw finally returned to London to provide an evening of wonderful English country dances.
24 Mar, 14.15Playford Past   List of dances

Andrew Shaw calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
Andrew presented a programme of early 18th century dances from the post‑Playford period.
19 May, 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Madeleine Smith calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
16 Jun, 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Robert Moir calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.
In this workshop for experienced dancers, Robert Moir focused on the Playford‑style dances of Fried de Metz Herman.
14 Jul, 14.00Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Rhodri Davies calling, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY.
Rhodri presented early Playford dances and several of the more complex "Playford" dances now rarely done.
11 Aug 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Colin Hume calling, with Peter Jenkins on accordion
at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY.
Colin taught some Playford dances, some of his own dances including the infamous "Tango in Toronto", and a Scottish dance whose debt to Playford was apparent.
1 Sep 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Deo Volente: Victoria Yeomans calling, with Dave Yeomans on accordion
at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY.
13 Oct, 14.15Playford Past & Present

Sue Horsham dancing mistress, with Mollie Koenigsberger on violin
3 Nov, 14.15Playford Past & Present   List of dances

Colin Hume and Denise Devonald calling, with Peter Jenkins on accordion
at the Dance studio, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, London NW5 1UJ.

Workshop in Trefusis with Carol Hewson
Deo Volente
Workshop with Colin Hume
Andrew Shaw - photo by Nikki Herbst
Victoria Yeomans