Cornish Dance Tunes

Here's a selection of popular Cornish dance tunes: most are in Fooch!, on the wonderful an-daras site, or in Racca.

Serpent dance tunes

9 Brave Boys
Zeak Waltz
Jim Stacey's
Maggie May

Kabm pymp / 5 step dance tunes

Oll an Gerriow
Coer Elath
Neidges Awarra
Dave Brubeck's 'Take 5'

Furry dance tunes

Tregajorran Furry
Bodmin Riding
Now the Summer is Over (Breannick Furry)
Mind the Nettles
Polperro Furry
Helston Furry
Bolingey Furry
Calstock May Revel
Callington Furry
Awel Vase
Saltash (oll a dro)
An Melwez (oll a dro)
An Dufunyans (oll a dro)

Couple / circle dance tunes

Tom Bawcock's Eve / Truro Agricultural Show (Old Hand-in-Hand)
Begone From My Window (kabm dew)
King of Sweden (Mr Martin's Reel)
Newlyn Reel
Delkiow Sevy (Ros Vean)
Woolly Monkey (Ros Vean)
Quay Fair (kabm dew)
Turkey Rhubarb
An Culyek Hos (The Mallard)

Set dance tunes

Falmouth Polka / Lady Evesham (Ros Vur)
St Keverne's Feast (Rescue Hoedown)
Sunny Corner (6 Hand Reel)
Polka Covath (Corwedhen)
Fer Lyskerrys
An Cuyek Hos Lanust (Tremedheves)
Cat's Got The Measles (Cornish Mating Dance)
Cat's Got The Measles (Fish Tin and Copper)
Cornish Express
Travelling with strangers/Waiting for a bus (Plethen an Vro)

Step dance tunes

Boscastle Breakdown
Tin Stamp
Cock in Britches
Hernen Widn / An Marrak / Bishop’s Jig
3 Hand Reel
4 Hand Reel
Bouncy Sam Jago's
Rogues March
Mrs Parkyns


If you can master a couple from each dance type, splann!