Tambourine Dance

Character or novelty dance for girls known in oral tradition from the Lake district.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Tommy Cannon of Crosthwaite
Miss Harding of Ulverston, operating in the 1880s
James Howson operating in Flookborough
Alfred Threlfall Robinson
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)
Thomas Stainton of Backbarrow

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle), Dorothy Chaplow (undated), Mrs C. Riley (undated),  Anthony Leak on  29 August 1962 (and original notes of the same date), Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962 and with Theodore Cannon on  17/9/1962 and from correspondence from Tom Barnes to Tom Flett dated 12 August 1962.  Also Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser 2/1/1886 and 23/9/1886

Links:

Airey, Mrs George

Barnes, Tom

Coward, Miss E.

Cowper, Family

Cowper, Arthur

Cowper, Beatrice

Cowper, Elsie

Cowper, Oliver

Cowper, Roland, Whitehaven, England, 6 January 1960

Hilton, Miss (Keswick)

Hobson, William B

Keith, Gertrude

Miss Harding

Ridding, Mrs S.E.

Robinson, Grace

Robinson, Norman