Captain Cook’s Country Dances – Book and CD

2020 is the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival in Australia.  His explorations lead to the British settlement  at Botany Bay and Sydney Cove in 1788.  This collection of dances and their tunes comes from the early years of settlement.

We are pleased to announce that our book and accompanying CD are now available!

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Ordering  (Australia, USA, UK)

 

About the book

19 dances with music, dance instructions and historical notes.

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.

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)

 

 

About the CD


Captain Cook’s Country Dances : Dances associated with voyages to the Pacific in the 18th Century and with life in the early years of the Australian colony. Dr Heather Blasdale Clarke, Cedar Creek, Samford, QLD, 2020.

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.

Dances included:

Ordering

Australia

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

Tracking within Australia is available for an additional $3.50.

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

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International postage is not available through PayPal.

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United States

Currently the cheaper regular postal services are not offered by Australia Post because of coronavirus.    We have an arrangement for delivery at a much better price with the help of a US resident.  Please contact us for details: phillipsdog1788 (at) gmail (dot) com

Alternatively, you may make your purchase directly through our online store.

United Kingdom

Currently the cheaper regular postal services are not offered by Australia Post because of coronavirus.  We are in the process of establishing an arrangement with Folk Sales, with the objective of reducing these shipping costs.  At present Folk Sales is collecting expressions of interest; please contact them directly and we hope that supplies can be made available in the United Kingdom before long.

Contact Folk Sales.  Email: janddgrainger (at) folksales (dot) com

In the meanwhile, you can order from us directly at our online store.

 

 

 

ISBN 978-0-909497-07-1
Libraries Australia ID 66490493
https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/238057870