Solo character dance for boys known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District where it was usually taught to children.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Dizzy Bryden of Whitehaven
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Mr Ramage of Netherton
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)
Robert Carson Robinson operating in the MIllom and Barrow areas.
Thomas Stainton of Backbarrow

A notation for the dance as taught in the Southern Lakes was provided by Harold Edgar. Partial notation from Mr. T.W. Langhorn.

Information derived from and interview by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle), Mrs C. Riley (undated),  Mrs Frances Gray (undated),  Addie Robinson on the  28 August 1962 (plus original notes of the same date),  Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962, with William Wright on 17/9/1962 from correspondence from Tom Barnes to Tom Flett dated 12 August 1962 and by J.F. Flett with Florence Nixon, 2/12/1977. Also Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 2/1/1886 and 23/9/1886

 

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