Royal Oak's Repertoire

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Royal Oak's repertoire mainly consists of Cotswold dances, with many being collected locally, such as Badby, that may reflect the style danced at Eydon by the original side.

We also do dances from Staffordshire and elsewhere. Never ones for sticking too much to tradition, we have also thrown in a few of our own, danced in similar styles to the originals.


High Badby

High Badby is Royal Oak's own tradition, based on a tradition recorded at the village of Badby, a few miles away. All dances and music were written by Pat (Patricia) Cannell Currently there are several dances:

The Road to Eydon

Joseph Baker

The following dances are also Royal Oaks own:


Two Stick Constant Billy

Single Stick Constant Billy

Captain with his Wiskers

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The following dances are all traditional dances which were recorded from members of the original sides at the turn of the 20th Century.


Jockey to the Fair

Cukoo's Nest

Shephard's Hey

Beaux of London City

Room for the Cuckolds

Old Black Joe


Highland Mary


Maid of the Mill

Step and Fetch Her

Rose Tree

Bonny Green Garters

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Young Collins

Gallant Hussar

William and Nancy

Flower of Edinburgh

Saturday Night


Black Joke


Morning Star


Balance the Straw

Quaker's Wife

Country Gardens

Banks of the Dee


Old Woman Tossed Up

Blue Eyed Stranger

Dearest Dicky

Step Back

Upton Upon Severn

The Stick Dance


Ring O'Bells

Vandals of Hammerwich

Sheriff's Ride

Christmas Dances

The following dances are traditional dances that have been adapted so that they can be dances to CHristmas tunes:

I Saw Three Ships - Young Collins, Bledington

Good King Wenceslas - 'Signposts', Fieldtown

Jingle Bells - based on Dearest Dicky, Fieldtown

Once in Royal David's City - Maid of the Mill, Bampton

Ding Dong Merrily on High - Step and Fetch Her, Bampton

We Three Kings - Corner dance in the style of Badby

Captain's Reindeer - Captain's Wiskers

Deck The Halls with Boughs of Holly - Bampton

O Little Town of Bethlehem - Cuckoo's Nest, Badby

Joy to the World - Ring o'bells, Lichfield

Calypso Carol - in the style of Fieldtown

Come and Join the Celebration - Country Gardens, Fieldtown