Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Runed Christmas Dance Carol for you

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Listen to The Christmas Season Contra Dance (sung to the tune “Blue Christmas”)

Play it here as an mp3: Christmas Season Contra Dance Blue Xmas tune

I’ll have a mer – ry Christmas dancing with you
We’ll be so mer – ry, dancing together
Decorations of runes, up and down the hall
We’ll be so merry, when in my arms you fall

Up on the stage, the caller is calling
New lines of four, down the hall, are progressing
Circle up, ladies chain, and then a do-si-do
Is not enough dear, if we don’t dance some more

But when the band starts playing the last tune
We’ll feel the dance is over –  way too soon
But we’ll do it again — see you next week
Until then, have a so, mer – ry Christmas

But we’ll do it again — see you next week
Until then, have a so, mer – ry Christmas

Irish Rune

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House Rune Patch
House Rune Patch

I visited some friends recently who dance a lot of Irish sets.  We looked at the runes, to see whether any of them would be appropriate to the Irish dancers.

The design I use for Petronella works wonderfully for the Irish move called “House”.  You “house around” at the end of many sets.  So here is a version of that same design, but called HOUSE.

The Irish crowd also uses a swing, and a move that is similar to square dancing’s “grand right and left”.  So watch for that design in the future, you Irish fans!

If you’d like a patch, contact me.  They cost $8, plus shipping.  Each one has a fusible on the back, to hold it in place while you SEW it onto a garment or bag.

Runing Christmas for EVERYONE!

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Oopps, we’ve done it again. We’ve runed another holiday: Christmas.

Click here to view the damage….

Balance and Swing ornament
Balance and Swing ornament