Since becoming involved in morris dancing I have put together a number of new and 'rediscovered' morris dances.
High Sharpley - This was the first dance I wrote and is a Northwest Morris style dance. It is danced out regularly by Sergeant Musgraves Dance but was written originally for Anstey Royale Chalfont.
Low Row - This is another dance written in the Northwest morris style. It is designed to be a slightly simpler dance to teach to beginners. It is also a dance for 6 rather than the more usual 8 dancers in a set.
Woodside Dale - This is another, even simpler dance written in the Northwest morris style with the intention of being used for audience participation.
Abbeyfield - This is my latest dance written in the Northwest morris style. Another dance for 6 dancers, but with more complex figures and stepping.
Newton Mayfields - This is a cotswold morris tradition that I 'discovered' and worked on a number of dances that I hoped Anstey Morris might take up, but the dances don't really suit Anstey's style.
Long Bunnington - This is another 'rediscovered tradition'. I ran a workshop for The Bunnies From Hell to work out if what I had put together from the original notes worked and was danceable. The dance has proved popular with some of the side, but is not liked so well by others. We have danced out one or two of the dances, but Bunnies don't really get together often enough to practice the dances properly, so I probably need to organise another workshop sometime.
Bang On The Wall - This is a cotswold morris dance written in the style of the Bledington tradition. It is designed to fit to a tune that I composed some years ago.