Captain Cook’s Country Dances – Book and CD

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival in Australia, we are pleased to announce that our book and accompanying CD are now available!

19 dances with music, dance instructions and historical notes.

A  delight to peruse… the highest quality… fantastic music … a valuable addition for any collection… the result is excellent.  (Pat, Sydney)

Congratulations on a terrific accomplishment! (Roger, Canberra)

Wonderful to have resources that link history to Music and Dance. Older students are really interested in learning about how Music and Dance links to the history they are learning in their own classrooms. (Veronica, WA)

 

Book and CD:              $55 + Postage      ($4)
Book only:                    $30 + Postage     ($4)
CD only:                       $30 + Postage      ($3)

Australian postage only. Tracking is available for an additional $3.50.

International postage is available but is currently expensive due to restrictions on services caused by Covid-19.  We’re looking at ways to overcome this – please email us for more information: PhillipsDog1788 (at) gmail.com

The CD is recorded by collaboration between Phillip’s Dog (Isabel Clarke, Roland Clarke; QLD) and The Whoots (Shira Kammen, Jim Oakden, Charlie Hancock; California). Shira and Jim toured Australia as part of Roguery in 2019 and appeared at the National Folk Festival.

All tracks are suitable for use at any social dance event, though many people will want to buy the CD simply for the pleasure of listening to these delightful tunes.

The book contains instructions for each of the 19 dances set to these tunes as well as sheet music and a brief history of each. All have some association with James Cook and other explorers in the Pacific or with the history of the Australian Colony. The material is based upon original research carried out by dance historian Dr. Heather Blasdale Clarke.

Order Options

Head to our online shop and select the desired product. Unfortunately a 2.2% surcharge is applied, but it is quick and easy!

Head to Paypal and send the money including postage to the email address PhillipsDog1788 (at) gmail.com

Unfortunately there is a surcharge if you pay using paypal. The prices with the surcharge included are:

Book and CD:              $61 (including postage)
Book only:                    $35.50 (including postage)
CD only:                       $34.50 (including postage)
Tracked postage is an extra $3.50

Please then send an email to PhillipsDog1788 (at) gmail.com providing your name, delivery address, your desired products and the total of your remittance. Please use the subject [ORDER] Captain Cook’s Country Dances and attach a copy of the receipt if possible.

You can pay with BPay to Biller Code 20206 Reference number 118 368 315

Please then send an email to PhillipsDog1788 (at) gmail.com providing your name, delivery address, your desired products and the total of your remittance. Please use the subject [ORDER] Captain Cook’s Country Dances and attach a copy of the receipt if possible.

You can pay money to us directly using BSB 184 446 and Account number 118368315. Please provide your name as a reference.

Please then send an email to PhillipsDog1788 (at) gmail.com providing your name, delivery address, your desired products and the total of your remittance. Please use the subject [ORDER] Captain Cook’s Country Dances and attach a copy of the receipt if possible.

 

Dances included: