Subject Guides Contra Dance Music

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This is a guide to resources for contra dance musicians and lover's of contra dance music with an emphasis on materials in the Forbes Library collection. Many wonderful resources are not included in this guide because they are not available in the library. A good starting point for further research is the Country Song and Dance Society

Sound Recordings

Compact Discs

The compact discs listed here can all be found at Forbes Library. See the Discographies section for more comprehensive lists which include discs not owned by the library.

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Vinyl Records

The recordings listed here can all be found at Forbes Library. See the Discographies section for more comprehensive lists which include recordings not owned by the library.

Online audio

Discographies

Additional discographies can be found at the end of many tune books.

Where to Find More Compact Discs

You will find additional dance music at the library in the sections with call numbers beginning:

INT 42Irish music
INT 428Celtic music
INT 43Scottish music
INT 45English music
INT 827Québecois music
INT 829Nova Scotian music (including Cape Breton)

Dance music can also be found among the discs with call numbers beginning FOLK. A librarian can help you find additional recordings.

Notated Music

Tune Books

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Online Sources

Tune Indices

Playing Contra Dance Music

Books

Online guides

Updated November, 2012 by Benjamin Kalish.

 
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