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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 (564 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 (16.2 kB, last modified 21 June 2021), 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!


Abbeyfield - Abernethy house - Adson's saraband - An adventure at Margate - Ah! Belinda - Alabama jubilee - The alderman's hat - All in a garden green - Alterations - Amaryllis - The amazed geneticist - The American husband - Andrea's waltz - Anna Maria - Ann Maguire's silver wedding - Another Nancy's fancy - Apley house - Argeers - Arkansas traveller - Asher - Ashokan farewell - As luck will have it - The atholl highlanders - Auretti's dutch skipper

Bacca pipes jig - Back up and push - The baffled knight - Balquhidder lasses - Barbarini's tambourine - Bare necessities - Barham down - Barrack hill - Barrowburn reel - Bartlett house - Bastringue, La - Bath carnival to Keppel's delight - Beaulieu - The beau's retreat - Beaux of Oakhill - Bedbreaker - The beggarman - Bellamira - Belvedera or Hackney minuet - Bill Cheetham - The Bishop (original) - Bjorn again - Black boy - Black boy alley - The black boy (Dancing Master) - The black boy (Ken Sheffield) - Blackleg - The black nag - The blackthorn stick - Blaydon Races - Blenheim pound - Blodau'r drain - Bluebell polka - The boatman - Bobbing Joe - Bob och Lauras 40 ars vals - Bonny breast knot (Devon) - Bonny breast knot (Sussex) - Bonny Cate - Bonny cuckoo to Si bheag si mhor - Bonny Dundee - Bonny Nell - Borrowed baroque - Bouzer castle - Braes of Dornoch - The brick makers - The Britains to Wooden shoes - Britain's glory - 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 - The Chamberlain election - Chelmsford assembly - Chelsea reach - Cherry stones to Cherry ripe - Cheshire rounds - Chestnut - Childgrove - Click go the shears - The cobbler - Cobbler's hornpipe - The cock o' the north - Coilsfield House - Cold and frosty morning - Coleraine - Come let's be merry - The comical fellow - Confess - The constant lover - Constant nymph - The Convention - Corelli's gavotte - Corelli's maggot - Cottey house - The country farmer - Count Tallard - Cowboy jig - Cracknels - Cream pot - Crocker's reel - Crummock Water - The cuckoo - Cupid's garden

Dance forever to Hey ca thru' - Dancing bear - The dancing dutch - Dannish waltz - Daphne - Dargason - The dark island - Dartford camp - Delia - The devil among the tailors - Dick's maggot - Dill pickle rag - Dingle regatta - Doctor Faucester's tumblers - Doctor Vincent's delight - The Doldrum - The Dorset four hand reel - Double change sides - Double lead through - Doubtful shepherd - Dover pier - Drapers garden - Draper's maggot - The dressed ship - The drummer - Drummond Castle - Duchess of Hamilton's rant - Duke of Kent's waltz - The 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 - The fair maid of Wickham - The fair quaker of Deal - The Fandango - Farewell to Devon - The female sayler - Fete champetre - Ffarwal i't Marian - Fiery clock face - The fine companion - The flight - Flowers of Edinburgh - Founders day to Old ways best - Four pence half-penny farthing - Four winds - Foxhunter's jig - Freeford gardens - The freemason - The French ambassadors - The friar and the nun - From Aberdeen - From the new world - Fy nay, prithee John

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

Halfe hannikin - Hambleton's round O - Hang fire - Happy one-step - The happy pair - 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 - The hole in the wall - Hommage a Edmond Parizeau - The house up a tree - Hundred pipers - Hunsdon House - The hunt - Huntingdon's maggot - Hunt the squirrel - Hunt the wren - Huzza my boys - Hyde Park

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

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

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

A la mode de France - Leaping Jack - Levi Jackson rag - Lilli Burlero - Log cabin - The lollipop man - The London gentlewoman - Long odds - Long pond - Lord Byron's maggot - Lord How's jig - Lord of Carnarvon's jig - The Lord Phoppington - Love's triumph - Loweswater - Lull me beyond thee

Mad Moll - Mad Robin - Mage on a cree - The maid behind the bar - Maiden Lane - The maid's last wish - Maid's morris - Major O'Flacherty - Manches vertes, Les - March of St Timothy - Margaret's Waltz - Marmaduke's Hornpipe - Mason's Apron - The mayor and corporation - The meeting of the waters - Meillionen - Merch Megan - The merry Andrew - The merry blacksmith - The merry conceit - The merry, merry, milkmaids - The merry pair - 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 Dolland's delight - Miss Sayer's allemande - Miss Thompson's - Mister Beveridge's maggot - Mister Englefield's new hornpipe - Mister Ganiford's maggot - Mister Isaac's maggot - Mister Turner's academy cotillion - The mock hobby horse - Moll in the wad - Mona's delight - Monica's delight - Monk's march in the wanders - Morecombe bay - Morpeth rant - Mount Hills - Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland - Mrs Mary Printy - The mulberry garden - Mundesse - My bonnie lies over the ocean - My darling asleep - My Lady Cullen - My Lady Foster's delight - My lady's courant - My Lady Winwood's maggot - My lodging's on the cold, hard ground - Myra's jig

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

Off she goes - Off to California - Oh Susanna - The old batchelor - The old boot - Old Joe Clark - The old Jubilee - An old man is a bed full of bones - The old mole - The old Oxford - Old ways best - The old wigg - Once a night - Once I loved a maiden fair - One more dance and then - On the road to Boston - 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 - The phoenix - The phoenix rejuvenated - Phrygian jig - Physical snob - Picking up sticks - Pilgarlick - The pilgrim - Pine cones - Pistolet, Le - Planxty Hewlett - Planxty Irwin - Point au pic - Pool's hole - Portabella - Port royal - Portsmouth - The pride of Newcastle - Pride of Petrador - Prince of Gloucester's waltz - Prince of Wales' favourite - Prince Rupert's march - The Princess - Princess Augusta's tambourine - Princess Royal - Prince William (jig) - Prince William (march) - Prince William's return - The punchbowl

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

The railway - The rakes of Rochester - Ramsgate assembly - Rattlebones - The real princess - Reconciliation - Red house - The red house of Cardiff - Redwing - Reel de Beatrice - Reel du Cultivateur set - Reunion Jig - Reverie - Ribbon dance - Rigadoon - The rights of man - Rocking the baby - Rocky road to Dublin - Rollicking Irishman - The Rose of Rochester - The Rose of Tankerton - Rose tree - The Round - Round about our coal fire - Round O - Round pond - Round the Horn - Roxburgh castle - THe Royal Albert - Rufty tufty - Russe, La - Russian dance

Saint James' beauties - Saint Martin's lane - Scotch cap - The Scotch measure - The Scotch morris - Sellenger's round - The serpent with corners - The seven stars - Shandon bells - Shandy Hall - Sheffield hornpipe - She rose and let me in - Shetland Boston - Shetland polka - The Shrewsbury lasses - The Shropshire lass - Si bheag si mhor - Sion House - Slaughter house - The slip - Da slockit light - Slof galliard - Smash the windows - Smithy hill - The soldier and the sailor - Soldier's joy - The Spaniard - Speed the plough - Spencer's reel - Sportsman's hornpipe - Spring garden - The star of the County Down - Staten island - Steamboat - Steamboat hornpipe - Steamboat quickstep - Step and fetch her - Step stately - Stone the crows! - The stool of repentance - Stowe hall - Sun Assembly - Sunset over Foula - A surfeit of lampreys - Sweets of May - Sybil's au revoir

Tenpenny Bit - Terpsichore - There's nae luck aboot the hoose - Three around three - The three sea captains - Tom Jones - The ton - Top and bottom - The topaz - The touchstone - Trip o'er the Tweed, A - Tripping upstairs - 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 north, A - Trip to Virginia, A - The Triumph - Trumpet hornpipe - Turkey in the straw - Twas o'er the hills and far away

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

Vain Belinda - Valentine's day - The virgin's frolic

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

York Fusiliers - Young Phyllis of Wakefield - The young widow

Zealand - Zephyrs and flora


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