And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered –
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers …

– William Shakespeare, Henry V

Contributor Credits

This database would not be possible without the help of many people inside and outside the project. It goes back to the efforts of Alan Paterson of Berne, Switzerland, who compiled the initial “DanceData” database from various sources, including Keith Napier's (of Sydney) index of country dances, Peter Hastings' (of Edinburgh) index of country dances and tunes, the Ramsay index of SCD recordings put out by the Teachers' Association of Canada (TAC), and many other sources including original dance books, recordings, etc.

An uncountable number of people contributed bug fixes, suggestions for additions, and actual materials to be added to the database.

At present the database is being maintained, against impossible odds, by a team of volunteers under the loose direction of Anselm Lingnau (of Mainz, Germany). The “band of brothers (and sisters)” currently includes

  • Anselm Lingnau
  • Brian Charlton
  • Christine Parker-Jones
  • Eric Ferguson
  • Gary Lindsey
  • Heiko Schmidt
  • Iain Boyd
  • Jim Healy
  • Keith Rose
  • Lara Friedman-Shedlov
  • Lydia Hedge
  • Malcolm Brown
  • Meinhard Reiser
  • Patty Lindsay
  • Peter Price
  • Roland Telle
  • Steve Johnson
  • Tim Hoffmann
We still have vacancies on the team, so if you'd like to join us, feel free to get in touch.