Contra Dance and English Country Dance Music

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  1. Devil’s Churn
    Vladi On The Trans-Siberian
    It’s Too Hot
  2. Bob’s Boomerang
    Fairweather
  3. MacPherson Strut
    High Coolness Factor
  4. Mount Hills
    Ashworth
  5. April Storm
    Kate And Roses
  6. Flitter
    Cascade Skyline
  7. Coriolis (Jig)
    Midnight Couchette
    Brushfire
    Myra’s
  8. The Beau’s Retreat
  9. Newcastle
    Le Débauché
  10. News From Tripoli
  11. Tom Reilly’s
    Jean’s
    Outback
  12. Kiowa Special
    Dave’s Dream
  13. For John Denyes

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Contra Dance and English Country Dance Music

2001 album of two bands with overlapping members. Can be purchased from Dave here:
http://marydave.net/

Bag o’ Tricks:
- Anita Anderson (piono/vocals)
- Dave Bartley (mandolin/cittern/guitar)
- Sande Gillette (fiddle)

Tricky Brits:
- Anita Anderson (piono/vocals)
- Dave Bartley (mandolin/cittern/guitar)
- Sande Gillette (fiddle)
- Betsy Adamson Cooper (flute)

Many of these are their own compositions.

Dave’s tunes:
Vladi on the Trans-Siberian, Fairweather, MacPherson Strut, High Coolness Factor, Cascade Skyline, Midnight Couchette, Outback, Dave’s Dream, and For John Dynes.

Anita’s tunes:
Bob’s Boomerang, Ashworth, and Coriolis Jig.

Re: Contra Dance and English Country Dance Music

That’s a very interesting mix. I’m guessing both bands are British?

Seattle based.

Some other info from the liner notes:
- "It’s Too Hot" is Larry Unger’s adaptation of "Scollay’s Reel"
- Track 13 features Terry Wergeland on accordion

Re: Contra Dance and English Country Dance Music

Ah OK. I just thought they were British because of the name "Tricky Brits."

Bag o’Tricks & Tricky Brits

Yeah, I think they put quite a bit of thought into their tune names & band names. Pretty sure "Tricky Brits" is the band that plays more of the English country dance music, whereas "Bag O’ Tricks" is the New England contra band.

From reading the liner notes, its’ not entirely clear to me which tunes belong to which band, could take a guess based on the tunes & their descriptions.