Playford-to-the-Present 2016

Here are photos from our 16th Annual Playford-to-the-Present English Country Dance Ball, on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the Pasadena Scottish Rite Cathedral. Caller Brad Foster presided over the event, with live music by Stringfire (James MacQueen, Annie Rodier, Patti Cobb, and Erik Ievins).

We had dancers attending from all over the Southern California area, including Culver City (of course), Anaheim, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. We even had a big group from as far as Las Vegas, Nevada.

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2016 Program of Dances: Easter Tuesday, The Bonny Cuckoo, Christina, Bloomsberry Market, Companions, Whiskey Before Dinner, Lull Me Beyond Thee (FTWK), Indian Summer, The Phoenix Rejuvenated, The Potter’s Wheel, Hambleton’s Round O, The Shrewsbury Lasses, Childgrove (Helwig), Saint Margaret’s Hill, Lilli Burlero.

All photos taken courtesy of Michel Coclet and Marie-Jo Dulade-Coclet, unless otherwise noted. All images used with permission.

Michel Coclet also took videos of the For Those Who Know dance, which this year was “Lull Me Beyond Thee.”


We were also fortunate to have StringFire play a house concert at the Del Mar Sierra Condo rec room on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Here’s a taste (Mr. Beveridge’s Maggot):

Did you miss the ball this year? Be sure to join us again next year!


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