This dance was composed whilst I was on holiday in the village of Low Row in Swaledale, North Yorkshire. The dance is designed to be danced by six rather than the normal eight person set. It is performed regularly by Sergeant Musgraves Dance. I also taught this dance to The Bunnies From Hell and we did dance it out a few times, but Bunnies are really a Cotswold side, and not everyone was really bothered about doing it.
The dance was intended to be danced to the Playford tune, The Black Nag. Musgraves use a modified version of the tune, which is a little easier for the melodeon players and fits the dance very nicely. There is also a modified version of this dance for four dancers, which Musgraves sometimes dance to another Playford tune, Hunt The Squirrel. I also used a Playford tune (Gathering Peascods) for the first Northwest style dance I wrote, High Sharpley.
If you would like me to come and teach the dance please get in touch.