This website focuses on the traditional dance tunes of the Yorkshire Dales and the dances that they accompanied. Its initial purpose is to enable and promote sales of the book There was None of this Lazy Dancing! written by Bob Ellis and published in April 2020. However, it is intended that additional material about Yorkshire Dales traditional tunes and dances will be added to the site as it becomes available.
The book is published as an A4 hardback comprising 391 pages with 99 colour and monochrome illustrations. It contains transcriptions of more than 200 tunes collected from the Yorkshire Dales, together with biographies of the musicians who played them, notations of dances, and contextual essays about traditional village dances in the Yorkshire Dales.
Copies can be purchased through this website at a cost of £20.00 plus £4.00 postage and packaging.
Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace Tunebook
This is a collection of 270 tunes that have been played in Slow and Steady sessions at various festivals. Music and chords are supplied.
Copies can be purchased through this website at a cost of £10.00 plus £3 postage and packing.