Social circle dance, recorded from oral tradition in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland.

Known to have been taught by:

Richard Allen
Mr Blackburn of Downham
Dizzy Bryden of Workington
Oliver Cowper of Workington
Roland Cowper of Whitehaven – 2 versions.
Tommy Cannon of Underbarow and Crosthwaite
Mr Grudgeon of Clitheroe
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
Iveson, Jack of Penrith
Mr Ramage of Netherton
Joseph Robinson (Old Jos)
Stainton Robinson of Windermere

Clara Boyle was available to provide a skeleton notation for this dance which she had learned from  Richard Allen who was a (perhaps part-time) dancing master in Edenhall, England.  Beresford, Peter was able to provide a notation from Yorkshire,  Roland Cowper of Whitehaven provided two different notations.

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with:

See also:

Also Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 2/1/1886 and 23/9/1886.