Scottish Dancing in Newcastle and District

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  The Geordie Diamond CD    

This CD has been produced in response to requests for a recording to accompany the book of Peter Avery’s dances that the Newcastle Branch published as part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations.  

In addition you will find music for three of the most popular dances from the 50th Anniversary book, ‘The Newcastle Half Century’.  Price £10

The Geordie Diamond book

A book of 12 dances devised by Peter Avery and published to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the RSCDS Newcastle upon Tyne Branch in 2010.  Includes music.  Price £6.

Dance instructions

The Newcastle Half Century

A collection of 14 original dances with music written by members and musicians associated with the Branch.  Contains the dance Newcastle Half Century, with original music.  Also includes a short (and illuminating) history of the Branch compiled and written by Irene Waters.   Price £5

Dance instructions

Roses and Heather / The Bonnie Broom

Two new Ladies Step dances devised by Irene Fidler.    Book of Instructions £2        Details

Dance instructions

Roses and Heather / The Bonnie Broom     CD £5

Includes verbal dance instructions

Ladies Step Dances

 - a booklet of instructions for six original step dances devised by Irene Fidler.   Price £4

Dance instructions

 -  a book of music for the Ladies Step Dances.  Price £4

-   a CD of the music for the Ladies Step Dances played by Muriel Johnstone.   Price £7

Includes music for The Thistle, A Sprig o’ Heather, Through the Bracken, The Thistle and the Rose, Highland Ladies and A Garland of Heather.

Simply Dancing

A book of dances by young people and their teachers for everyone to enjoy.  The success of ‘Another Newcastle Collection’ prompted John Cass to ask the next generation of Young Dancers and their teachers, from all over the country, to submit dances for consideration with a view to publication.  

This book is the result.   Price £3.50

Dance instructions

The Newcastle Collection

      A book of 41 country dance tunes composed by local and scottish musicians who have been associated with the Branch.  Price £2

Another Newcastle Collection

       A book of 36 dances for young people by young people.   Price £2

Dance instructions

The Complete Andrew Rankine Collection of Scottish Country Dance Tunes

A commemorative book of 44 tunes, including Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys, Marches and Polkas.   

Price £10

The Half Century Collection of Scottish Dance Tunes

A collection of 50 original compositions by Ian Thow.   Price £10

Life Begins at Forty

 A book of 10 dances devised to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Newcastle upon Tyne and District Branch in 1950.  Free to download

Pdf copy

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Please note that, where books contain music, this is written for the piano including left hand accompaniment.