While many dances are associated with tunes of the same name, this correspondence does not always apply. In other cases, a caller may quote to the band only the name of the dance. The musicians may then fail to find the corresponding tune even though it actually is in their repertoire, since they search for the dance name given to them, and not the tune name.
The list below gives the commonly accepted relationship between dance name and tune name for some of these special situations. Please note that the accuracy of the list is not guaranteed, and in some cases the relationship may vary from one geographical region to another. We look forward to the time - a long way off - when we can say the list is comprehensive.
The list has been sorted in alphabetic order of the dance name, so that finding the tune associated with a given dance is easy. To find the dance associated with a given tune you'll need to search the page with a suitable computer search tool (for Windows systems try control-f).
Suggestions for corrections and additions to this list are welcomed. Please email the details (making clear which is the tune, which is the dance) to:-
Dance Name Tune Name Abbeygate Miss Sulyard's delight Adson's Sarabande New Exchange Alexander's Birthday Alta Vittoria The Antipodean Matilda's Muddle The Archbishop Miss Sally Surman's Delight / Trip to Teddington Arlington Assembly The Night Watch Ashford Anniversary Ungaresca (Phalese Bourree) Astonished Archeologist Goff Hall Atlantic star Shades of green Bath Carnival Keppel's Delight Belle of Northampton Excuse Me Belle of the Ball Colony Cove Waltz The Bishop Miss Dolland's Delight Bonny Cuckoo Shebeg Shemore Brief Encounter March of Saint Timothy Bryon's Boutade Hubbub The Butterchurn Miss Goold's Reel Butterley to Ridding Neapolitan Dance Casterton Capers The Good Host Celandine Fine Fettle Charlene's Celebration Elizabethan Tango Man Circle for Beth For Beth Circle of tradition Leopold Mozart - bourree Cuillins of Skye Farewell to Cramond Daffodils Fred's Waltz Dancing Across the Atlantic Dancing up a Storm The Dancing Wife Pell Mell Domino Miss Fanny Sulyard's Delight Dovetail Minuet D min (Anna Magdalena Bach) Dunchurch to Southam Tickitt Dunsmuir Waltz Breakaway Heart Easter Morn Miss Gordon of Gight Edwin's maggot The Charmer Enchanted Place Planxty Hewlett Ethel's Dance Norfolk Freeholder Farewell Manchester Ring Of Bells Fenterlarick Nancy's Fancy Fine Dame Return from Ronse Fine Lady of Homewood A Fig for a Kiss Fiona's Fancy Hessian Camp First Lady Lord Gregory's Fair flower First of October Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine For Mary Hewlett Foula Reel Shaalds of Foula Fringe benefits Orielton House Gene's tambourine Kettledrum Gentleman's delight Duke of Buckingham Geud Man of Ballangigh Hunt the Squirrel Gibraltar Parade Miss Pogson's Reel Gleaners Field of Dreams Gold for the Mahieus Spagnolette Reformeert Golden Celebrations Ode to Whiskey Good Fellowship Spanish Gipsy Good Man of Cambridge Rondo alla Turca Grand Mother Circle Michael Turner's Waltz (Mozart Trio KV536 No.2) The Grindle Miss Collyer's Delight Hackins Hey Walton's Mountain / John Boy Halsway Sicillian As Luck Will Have It Handel with Care Bourree (Handel's Water Music) Happily Emma after Sprigs of Laurel The Happy Return Casady Jig Harke Planeet Chippenham Chaser The Haven Miss Plestow's Return The Healing Touch Doctor's Round Her Majesty is Welcome The Queen Mother's Progress/Dame Diane's delight Hesperis Summer's Eve Hold the Fort Lady Mary Singleton's Reel Honey Hill Miss Powell's Dance The Hopthalmologist Butterfly Kisses Horseplay Branle des Chevaux House Party Le Basque In the Pink Colonel Robinson's Quickstep Innocent merriment Codlins and cream The Introduction Carolan's Cottage Isle of Skylge Drie Boere Drie Jenny's waltz Jenny May Johnny Fetch your Wife Back Johnny Get Your Hair Cut The Jovial Butler Exercise in A Jubilee at Eindhoven John Drury 1st air Key to the Cellar Cam Ye Oer Frae France King's Maggot Prince George's Birthday Kneeland Romp Le Basque Lacemaker Buckinghamshire thumper Lady Spellor Soldiers Life Laisteridge Lane Kettledrum The Lark Miss Le Hupes Dance The Leading Man Hemlock Grove Leaking Bagpipe Daphne's jig The Linnet Miss Braham's reel Lisa'a maggot Max The Lockkeeper Deep Water Lord of Caenarvon's Jig Jack A Lent (2nd tune) Mary K Scherzo in C (Wiesler) Merry Hop Knives and Forks Michael and all Angels Purcell air Mission to Please Miss Lucy Sulyard's Dance The Mitre The Happy Lass Monica's Delight Picadilly-O Moor Hall Betty Blue Moyses Hall Miss Hariot Edwick's Favorite Mr.Parsons Knows A Foul End Mrs.Pike's maggot Planxty Irwin Muzzled Miss Edwards reel Nell's Figary Newmarket New beginning Water Music Suite 3 Minuet Nine for the Nine Bright Shiners Miss Murphey Nowton Park Miss Mill's Strathspey Oakleigh House Old Oxford Octagon Dalegarth October Child Golden October Oliver's Maggot Consider Yourself Pargetter's pleasure Miss Greave's delight Peace be with you Rigadoon Royal Pennington When the Job is Done Pepper's black Kettledrum The Percolator Coffee House Trip to Greene Petticoat Wag Physio's Fancy Twist Your Arm Picking Up Stitches Downland557 Pioneer Polka Quadrille Mount Gabriel Reel Poor Robin If the Life of a Man The Portcullis Lord Brom's Quickstep Postie's Jig Lassie Come Dance with Me The Postmistress Next Day Delivery Prince Garden Dutch House The Pugilist Box Your Ears The Pursuit Epsom New Wells Queen's Square New Rigadoon Ram Meadow Miss Bayne's reel Rational reel George Brabazon Recollection Time to Go Retiring Fellow Mundesse Revelation Dennis O'Conor The Review Belleisle's March Rich delights 18th of August The Ringmaster Spangles and Sawdust Rose Garden Chestnut Rosemary Queen's wish Roy Vert's Hops Miss Robinson's Choice Sarah Agatha Seneca Square Waiting for the Federals The School Cook Chocolate Crunch Seven for the Seven Stars Dorothee Severn Bore Sarabande (Corelli) Six for the Six Proud Walkers Fried's Triumph Sleeping in the Attic Penruddock Spring in Sebastopol Bouree(The Old Batchelor), Purcell Staffin Harvest Miss Elizabeth Mag'd Fordyce strathspey Stockport Assembly Circle of Fifths Stockton Ruby Celebrations Mrs. Maxwell 1st air Subtil knittinge David's waltz Sunlight Through Draperies Jim and Judy's Wedding Swann Song Helene's Night Out Swithland Woods Mrs.Ashworth's Strathspey Tamarisk Trip to the Med Taxing Time The De'il's awa wi' the Excise Man Templetree Old way's Best Terpsicourante Praetorious Courante To The See Again Miss Lloyd's dance Top of the deck Firm Foundations Trip to Bavaria Hamish's Tune (= Fischerein von Bodensee) Trip to Dublin La Counterfaitte A Trip to Halsway Manor Bob's Box Trip to Kilburn Black and Grey Trip to Sheringham Dibbinsdale Turn of the Tide Moonlight Moorings Turning by Threes Tourner a Trois Upon the Morning Breeze Staines Morris The Verger Church Appeal Vermont Friends Jack's Genny Vinefields Miss Symon's Favorite Well Close Mrs.Steibelt's waltz Wendy's reel Miss Mary le Blance's reel Wessex Maggot Wessex Reel Westhill Wheelwright Stanley Spokeshave White Wheat Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn Wibsey Roundabout Hugh O'Donnell The Windfall Miss Louise Symond's Delight Winter waltz Captain O'Kane Wooden shoes The Britains Woodland Chase Eat Your Oatmeal The Wrights of Lichfield La Precieuse