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Momentum repertoire ideas

Momentum plays English music for traditional and country dances. We want to accompany you every step of the way and send you home happy!

We're happy to play most things, especially if we have a chance to look through the music beforehand. However, we don't think that callers should have to sort out all the music, so here's a list of dances and tunes that we particularly like (588 at the moment). Many are pretty well known but there are some that are a bit more unusual. Why not have a look through and see if anything inspires you?

This list is available as a CSV file (17KB, last modified 10 July 2017), which can by read by databases and spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel. The CSV version includes some extra information on references, although most of it refers to our music books so it probably won't make much sense!


A la mode de France - Abbeyfield - Abernethy house - Adson's saraband - Ah! Belinda - Alabama jubilee - Alderman's hat - All in a garden green - Alterations - Amaryllis - Amazed geneticist, The - American husband, The - An adventure at Margate - An old man, a bed full of bones - Andrea's waltz - Ann Maguire's silver wedding - Anna Maria - Another Nancy's fancy - Apley house - Argeers - Arkansas traveller - As luck will have it - Asher - Ashokan farewell - Atholl highlanders - Auretti's dutch skipper

Bacca pipes jig - Back up and push - Baffled knight, The - Balquhidder lasses - Barbarini's tambourine - Bare necessities - Barham down - Barrack hill - Barrowburn reel - Bartlett house - Bastringue, La - Bath carnival to Keppel's delight - Beau's retreat, The - Beaulieu - Beaux of Oakhill - Bedbreaker - Beggarman - Bellamira - Belvedera or Hackney minuet - Bill Cheetham - Bishop, The (original) - Bjorn again - Black boy - Black boy alley - Black boy, The (Dancing Master) - Black boy, The (Ken Sheffield) - Black nag, The - Blackleg - Blackthorn stick, The - Blaydon Races - Blenheim pound - Blodau'r drain - Bluebell polka - Boatman, The - Bob och Lauras 40 ars vals - Bobbing Joe - Bonny breast knot (Devon) - Bonny breast knot (Sussex) - Bonny Cate - Bonny Cate - Bonny cuckoo to Si bheag si mhor - Bonny Dundee - Bonny Nell - Borrowed baroque - Bouzer castle - Braes of Dornoch - Brick makers, The - Britain's glory - Britains, The - Britains, The to Wooden shoes - Broom, the bonny broom - Bump her belly - Burghees Hole - Burgundy' flight - Bury fair - Buttermere - Buzzard's bay

Caerdroea - Calliope House - Camptown races - Captain Lemo's quick march - Captain Macintosh - Cecilia - Chamberlain election, The - Chelmsford assembly - Chelsea reach - Cherry ripe - Cherry stones to Cherry ripe - Cheshire rounds - Chestnut or Dove's figary - Childgrove - Childgrove - Click go the shears - Cobbler - Cobbler's hornpipe - Cock o' the north - Coilsfield House - Cold and frosty morning - Coleraine - Come let's be merry - Comical fellow, The - Confess - Constant lover, The - Constant lover, The - Constant nymph - Convention, The - Corelli's gavotte - Corelli's maggot - Cottey house - Count Tallard - Country farmer - Cowboy jig - Cracknels - Cream pot - Crocker's reel - Crummock Water - Cuckoo, The - Cupid's garden

Da slockit light - Dance forever to Hey ca thru' - Dancing bear - Dancing dutch, The - Dannish waltz - Daphne or the sheperdess - Dargason - Dark island, The - Dartford camp - Delia - Devil among the tailors, The - Dick's maggot - Dill pickle rag - Dingle regatta - Doldrum, The - Dorset four hand reel, The - Double change sides - Double change sides - Double lead through - Doubtful shepherd - Dover pier - Dr. Faucester's tumblers - Dr. Vincent's delight - Draper's maggot - Drapers garden - Dressed ship, The - Drummer, The - Drummond Castle - Duchess of Hamilton's rant - Duke of Kent's waltz - Duke of Perth - Dull Sir John - Durham rangers

Easter Thursday - Elegance and simplicity - Eliza Jane - Elverton grove - Enchanted place to Planxty Hewlett - Enrico - Epping forest - Epsom new wells - Errol on the green - Evit Gabriel

Fain I would - Fair Jenny's - Fair maid of Wickham, The - Fair quaker of Deal - Fandango, The - Farewell to Devon - Female sayler, The - Fete champetre - Ffarwal i't Marian - Fiery clock face - Fine companion, The - Flight, The - Flowers of Edinburgh - Founders day to Old ways best - Four pence half-penny farthing - Four winds - Foxhunter's jig - Freeford gardens - Freemason, The - French ambassadors, The - French ambassadors, The - Friar and the nun, The - From Aberdeen - From the new world - Fy nay, prithee John

Galopede - Garter, The - Gaspe reel - Gipsies in the wood - Girl I left behind me - Glasgow reel - Goddesses - Goodbye girls I'm going to Boston - Goose and gridiron, The - Graces, Les - Gradely lass, The - Graemsay jig - Grandfather's polka - Gray's Inn mask - Great turk, The - Green willow - Greensleeves - Greenwood - Greenwood tree - Greewich park - Grimstock - Guardian angels

Halfe hannikin - Hambleton's round O - Hang fire - Happy one-step - Happy pair, The - Hare's maggot - Harper's frolic - Harvest home - Haste to the wedding - Helena - Hesleyside reel - Heswall and West Kirby jubilee - Hexham races - Hey boys up go we - Holborn march - Hole in the wall, The - Hommage a Edmond Parizeau - House up a tree, The - Hundred pipers - Hunsdon House - Hunt the squirrel - Hunt the wren - Hunt, The - Huntingdon's maggot - Huzza my boys - Hyde Park

I care not for these ladies - I'll go and 'list for a sailor - If all the world were paper - If I had Maggie in the wood - In the fields of frost and snow - Indian Point - Indian princess, The - Indian queen - Installation, The - Irish lamentation - Irish washerwoman

Jack a lent - Jack a lent - Jack's health - Jack's maggot - Jacob hall's jig - Jacob hall's jig - Jamaica - Jenny dang the weaver - Jenny Lind - Jenny pluck pears - Jenny, come tie my cravat to The garter - Jim Morris-on, The - John of Paris - John Tallis' canon - Jovial beggars, The - Juice of barley - Jump at the sun

Kelsterne gardens - Kendall ghyll - Kensington court - Kentish cricketers, The - Kettledrum - Khazi - King's brae - King's maggot, The - Kiowa special - Kitchen girl, The - Kitty McGee - Knole park

Leaping Jack - Levi Jackson rag - Lilli burlero - Log cabin - Lollipop man, The - London gentlewoman, The - Long odds - Long pond - Lord Byron's maggot - Lord How's jig - Lord of Carnarvon's jig - Lord Phoppington, The - Love's triumph - Loweswater - Lull me beyond thee

Mad moll or Peacock follow the hen - Mad Robin - Mage on a cree - Maid behind the bar, The - Maid's last wish, The - Maid's morris - Maiden lane - Maiden lane - Major O'Flacherty - Manches vertes, Les - March of St Timothy - Margaret's Waltz - Marmaduke's Hornpipe - Mason's Apron - Mayor and corporation, The - Meeting of the waters - Meillionen - Merch Megan - Merry Andrew, The - Merry blacksmith - Merry conceit (Kynaston) - Merry conceit, The - Merry conceit, The - Merry pair, The - Merry, merry, milkmaids, The - Midnight on the water - Miss Anderson's allemande - Miss Averil's delight - Miss Bedlington's fancy - Miss Campbell of Saddell - Miss de Jersey's memorial - Miss de Jersey's memorial - Miss Dolland's delight - Miss Sayer's allemande - Miss Thompson's - Mock hobby horse, The - Moll in the wad - Mona's delight - Monica's delight - Monica's delight - Monk's march in the wanders - Morecombe bay - Morpeth rant - Mount Hills - Mr. Beveridge's maggot - Mr. Englefield's new hornpipe - Mr. Ganiford's maggot - Mr. Isaac's maggot - Mr. Turner's academy cotillion - Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland - Mrs Mary Printy - Mulberry garden, The - Mundesse - My bonnie lies over the ocean - My darling asleep - My lady Cullen - My lady Foster's delight - My lady Winwood's maggot - My lady's courant - My lodging's on the cold, hard ground - Myra's jig

Nae luck about the house - Naked and bare - Nan's waltz - Native, La - Navvie on the line - Neal's maggot - Nellie the elephant - Never love thee more - New allemand, The - New exchange, The or Durham stable - New year's day in the morning - Newcastle - Night cap, The - Night on the gin - No-body's jig - Nonesuch - Nonesuch II - Northern lass

Off she goes - Off to California - Oh Susanna - Old batchelor, The - Old boot, The - Old Joe Clark - Old jubilee, The - Old mole, The - Old oxford, The - Old ways best - Old wigg, The - On the road to Boston - Once a night - Once I loved a maiden fair - One more dance and then - One more dance and then - Oranges and lemons - Orlando's Return - Orleans baffled - Ormond house - Over the waterfall

Pacific slope reel - Paddy McGinty's goat - Para Handy - Parson's farewell - Parthenia - Parti de Lancier - Peacock rag - Peggy's doozey - Perfect Cure - Pete's peerie boat - Philibellula all the way - Phoenix rejuvenated, The - Phoenix, The - Phrygian jig - Physical snob - Picking up sticks - Pilgarlick - Pilgrim, The - Pine cones - Pistolet, Le - Planxty Hewlett - Planxty Irwin - Point au pic - Pool's hole - Port royal - Portabella - Portsmouth - Pride of Newcastle, The - Pride of Newcastle, The - Pride of Petrador - Prince of Gloucester's waltz - Prince of Wales' favourite - Prince Rupert's march - Prince William - Prince William (jig) - Prince William (march) - Prince William's return - Princess Augusta's tambourine - Princess Royal - Princess, The - Punchbowl, The

Queen Bess' dame - Queen Victoria country dance - Queen's jig, The - Quigley's Reel

Railway - Rakes of Rochester, The - Ramsgate assembly - Rattlebones - Real princess, The - Reconciliation - Red house of Cardiff, The - Red house, The - Redwing - Reel de Beatrice - Reel du Cultivateur set - Reunion Jig - Reverie - Ribbon dance - Rigadoon - Rights of man, The - Rocking the baby - Rocky road to Dublin - Rollicking Irishman - Rose of Rochester, The - Rose of Tankerton, The - Rose tree - Round about our coal fire - Round O - Round pond - Round the Horn - Round, The - Roxburgh castle - Royal Albert or Prince of Wales contre dance - Royal Albert, The (2nd Part) - Rufty tufty - Russe, La - Russian dance

Saint James' beauties - Saint Martin's lane - Scotch cap - Scotch measure, The - Scotch morris, The - Sellenger's round - Serpent with corners - Seven stars, The (moon and) - Shandon bells - Shandy Hall - She rose and let me in - Sheffield hornpipe - Shetland Boston - Shetland polka - Shrewsbury lasses, The - Shropshire lass, The - Si bheag si mhor - Sion House - Slaughter house - Slip, The - Slof galliard - Smash the windows - Smithy hill - Smithy hill - Soldier and the sailor, The - Soldier's joy - Spaniard, The - Speed the plough - Spencer's reel - Sportsman's hornpipe - Spring garden - Star of the county Down, The - Staten island - Steamboat - Steamboat hornpipe - Steamboat quickstep - Step and fetch her or Follow your lovers - Step stately - Step stately - Stone the crows! - Stool of repentance - Stowe hall - Sun Assembly - Sunset over Foula - Surfeit of lampreys - Sweets of May - Sybil's au revoir

Tenpenny Bit - Terpsichore - There's nae luck aboot the hoose - Three around three - Three sea captains, The - Tom Jones - Ton, The - Top and bottom - Topaz, The - Touchstone, The - Trip o'er the Tweed, A - Trip to Castle Howard - Trip to Easthampstead, A - Trip to Highgate, A - Trip to Kilburn, A - Trip to Margate, A - Trip to Paris, A to Hare's maggot - Trip to the cottage, A - Trip to the Jubilee, A - Trip to the Jubilee, A - Trip to the north, A - Trip to the north, A - Trip to Virginia, A - Tripping upstairs - Triumph (Dorset) - Triumph, The - Trumpet hornpipe - Turkey in the straw - Twas o'er the hills and far away

Up with Aily - Upon the morning breeze to Staines morris - Uttoxeter swing

Vain Belinda - Valentine's day - Virgin's frolic, The

Waiting for the federals - Wakefield hunt - Waltz for Aly - Waltzing Matilda - Wanton willy - Waterloo dance, The - Waters of Holland - Well hall - Well's humour - West to Alaska - Westmorland - Wet Quakers, The - What a beau your granny was - When Johnny comes marching home - Whimbleton house - Whinhams reel - Whirligig to Woodicock - Whirligig to Woodicock - Whisky before breakfast - White cockade - Wickering wench, The - Wild boar's maggot, The - William Taylor's table top - Wimbleton House - Winter it is over, The - Wood duck, The - Woodlark - Woolly and Georgey

York Fusiliers - Young Phyllis of Wakefield - Young widow, The

Zealand - Zephyrs and Flora


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