This is a list of the dances currently in Red Herring Morris's
repertoire. Image files are included for some of the tunes that are
not in Lionel Bacon's A Handbook of Morris Dances. Tunes
were typeset using abc2ps. MIDI files were produced using
abc2midi. MP3s are of Jeff Bigler on fiddle.
Red Herring dances Sherborne in a style derived from the Sherborne
Morris Men, circa 1993-96, as taught to us by Tim Radford.
- Cuckoo's Nest
- Over the Hills and Far Away
- Orange and Blue (a.k.a. The Orange in
- How Do You Do?
- Monk's March
The Duns Tew "tradition" was created at a workshop in Sidmouth,
England in 1985 or 1986. The village of Duns Tew is roughly
equidistant from the villages of Adderbury, Kirtlington and Bucknell;
the Duns Tew style pulls in elements of each of these styles. Red
Herring learned the style from Rebecca Jordan, who learned it from
- Seaside Shuffle: Created at the Sidmouth
workshop. Tune is None So
Pretty (Fieldtown), which is a variant of
Constant Billy. (MIDI)
- Bungalow Bill: Created at the Sidmouth workshop.
The "traditional" tune is Banbury Bill
(Bampton), though we usually use Ladies'
Pleasure (Bledington). (MIDI file)
- The Wheat Sheaf: Dance by team member Rob Berra.
Tune written by
team member Chris Ricciotti.
- Froggy's First Jump: Adapted from the Fieldtown
dance by Paul Handford of Thames Valley
International. Tune is Froggy's First
Jump, by Dave Whetstone of the Albion Band. (MIDI file)
- The Gallant Weaver: Adapted from the Bledington
dance by the late Peter Redgate, of Green
Fiddle Morris. Tune (and lyrics)
by Robert Burns, 1791. (MIDI file)
- Shooting: written by team member Jeff Bigler.
Tune is When Johnny Comes Marching Home.
- Banks of the Swere: This is actually an
arm-clashing dance that was created at the Sidmouth
workshop. Tune is Banks of the Dee (Fieldtown).
Red Herring added border dances to its repertoire starting in
2006. Our border dances are from several sources, via the now-defunct
- Woodhouse Bog: (also known as Boghouse
Door). This dance came to us from Kearn Morris, via
Merrie Mac Morris and MOTley Morris. Tune is the Keel
- Morning Glory: (also known as Farmer's
Glory). Original dance & tune by Andy
Anderson of Red Stags
- Mr Dolly: Original dance by Andy
Anderson of Red Stags
Morris. Tune is George Green's College
- Over the Top: Dance & tune written for MOTley
Morris by team member Jeff Bigler.
- Border Crossing: Dance written by team members
Rickland Powell, Jeff Keller, and Jeff Bigler. Tune is I
Fought the Law (and the Law Won), made famous by the
Bobby Fuller Four
Last modified: Wed Aug 2 00:34:23 2006
by Jeff Bigler