Victoria English Country Dance Society
The Dancehall Players
December 2018 saw the release of the much anticpated fourth album of danceable music from The Dancehall Players
An Evening at Dan's Hall
is available from
and at Thursday evening dances.
The Dancehall Players album #3 was released in April 2016
Fresh From Dan's Hall: Original Tunes by The Dancehall Players
is an album of original compositions by members of the Dancehall Players. The tunes range from jigs and reels, to waltzes and airs, and are performed on piano, violin, flute, recorders, guitar, mandolin, cuatro, cello, banjo, voice, and percussion. Music to stir your heart and get your toes tappingCDSS, , AADS (Belgium), and CDbaby / Digital downloads are available from CD Baby and their partners - $5 download cards for this album are available from band members
A book of muiscal notation is available, to accompany the latest album - CDSS, band members
More from Dan's Hall
Robbie Thomas, English Dance & Song magazine,
Four albums of danceable music from The Dancehall Players!
Live From Dan's Hall by The Dancehall Players was first available Thursday, 21 January 2010, at the Victoria English Country Dance Society's regular Thursday evening dance at Dan's Hall. We even called two dances to it! Sounded just like them
The album (CD) is available directly from , any other member of the band, via the Victoria ECD Soc.website, & at all dances
Live From Dan's Hall is listed at Last.fm and for sale at the CDSS store, CDBaby, iTunes Store, AADS (Anglo American Dance Society, Belgium), GreatIndie Music, Amazon (album or individual tracks available at many of these sites for download by payment). It may also be stocked by local shops. Please buy locally, direct from the band if you can
Park, Childgrove, The Fandango, Ronde IX (O Susato), The Duke of Kent's
Waltz, Agatha (Sarah),
The Dancehall Players second album of danceable English Country music, More From Dan's Hall is available from the band Thursday evenings, at many of the outlets listed above and Folksales UK (aka "Appling's")
Tracks: Aprilís March, Hunt The Squirrel (Geud Man of Ballangigh), St. Catherine, Quem Pastores (Shepherdsí Delight), La Gavre, Tango in Toronto, Trip to Paris, Twelfth Night at the Fireside / The Lass She Danced Alone, As Luck Will Have It (Halsway Sicilian), Hambletonís Round-O, Red and All Red, Frank Palmer, Elegant Dancer, Branle des Chevaux (Horseplay), Delia (or The Amorous Goddess), Annikaís Waltz
An album notes booklet, much larger than that included with the CD, is available on-line. It includes 44 pages of music, dance and historical notes as well as many photographs (photos S. Kirkvold)
"The beautiful photograph of Dan's Hall that is the cover of More From Dan's Hall was taken by Louise Hawksford in 2001. We love it so much that it has appeared on our first two albums."
Fresh From Dan's Hall came out April 2016. It is available from CdBaby and other sources (CDSS iTunes AADS GreatIndie music Amazon Folksales UK) and is available from the band members and at VECDS dances. This is an album of original tunes by band members - jigs, reels, waltzes and airs. Colin Wallace, UK, has written dances for every track! And there are other dances associated with some of the tunes.
An Evening At Danís Hall has just been released (December 2018) and is available from band members and at Thursday evening dances.
The CD will soon be carried by CdBaby, CDSS, AADS and Folktales (UK) and be available digitally by spring 2019 via CdBabyís digital partners and through Bandcamp.
Tracks: Danse Joyeuse, The Accomplished Maid / Leslieís Valentine, Blackheath, St. Margaretís Hill, A Minor Slip Jig (Highway Seven), Waltz for Rosemary (Serenity), Jordanís Shore (Dolphins in the Sound), Walton Abbey (Waltham Abbey), Anyoneís Waltz / Fresh Aire, Pell Mell (The Dancing Wife), Lover For Three Generations (Atossaís Gift), Banish Misfortune, Unrequited Love, Sally In Our Alley, Highland Lilt (The Haymakers), Whileaway Waltz / A Summerís Day, Tom Kruskalís (Sapphire Sea)
"Thank you for all your support and encouragement. Come
out and dance - we love to play!"
The Dancehall Players, in a variety of combinations, will be playing about the Victoria and Vancouver area throughout the year. Please check back for updates