House Dance

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Key Features

  • Anglo concertina dance music
  • Social dances
  • Schottisches, polkas, and waltzes
  • 19th century global dance repertoire
  • Old-style octave playing on concertina
  • Biographies of early concertina players

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Product Description



House Dance by Dan M Worrall

Dance music played on the Anglo-German Concertina by musicians of the house dance era

The heyday of the Anglo-German concertina (1860s to World War I) coincided with a time when social dances in houses, barns, woolsheds and community halls were all the rage in working class urban and rural areas.

Along with extensive historical information and a detailed analysis of the music and the concertina players who played schottisches, polkas, quadrilles, waltzes, barn dances, mazurkas and varsoviannas from Ireland, England, Australia and South Africa, the book includes QR code links to 172 archival recordings of 36 early concertina players.

Read all about:

  • 19th century social dance
  • Global sources of the house dance repertoire
  • Old-style octave playing on the concertina
  • The banning of house dances in twentieth century Ireland
  • Biographies and playing styles of early concertina players on four continents
  • Modern players in the old octave style
  • Extensive discography

Also includes a nine-lesson tutorial on how to play the Anglo concertina in the historical house dance style. 


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UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)


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United Kingdom

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Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery


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