Impropriety Volume 1 - CD

Impropriety CD cover


Dave Bartley, Shira Kammen, Anita Anderson, Jim Oakden

This CD includes all the English country dances published in Impropriety Volume I, the Country Dances of Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett, performed by the new band Roguery.

Roguery is: Anita Anderson (piano, voice, bells, zils) and Dave Bartley (guitars, cittern, mandolin, dumbek) from Seattle, WA, Jim Oakden (recorders, clarinets, banjo, whistle , guitar, accordion) from Santa Cruz, CA, and Shira Kammen (fiddle, viola, vielle, voice) from Berkeley, CA, who met in the Rogue Valley of Oregon to record this album.

The band's varied influences include English, contra, early music, classical, Breton, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Galician, French, Balkan, jazz-fusion, gospel, Scandinavian, and Greek.

Kevin Carr, of the Rogue Valley, joins the band on tracks 4, 10, 15 (uileann pipes) and 7 (lead fiddle). Brooke Friendly joins the band on tracks 3 (drum) and 14 (mando-cello and voice).

How to order

Available for purchase as digital download or CD on CD Baby.

Roguery: Impropriety, Vol. 1

To order CD from the Country Dance and Song Society (if you're a member you get a 10% discount), go to their online store, email or call 413-268-7426 ext. 2 (open 9:30AM - 5PM (Eastern time), Monday through Friday).

In the UK, it is available from Folk Sales/Derek and Ann Appleing.


  1. Heydaze (tune: Spatter the Dew) - Traditional Irish
  2. Cottonwood - Dave Bartley 2002
  3. On Wittman's Golden Floor - Todd Barton 2003
  4. Home Again (tune: Le Brandevin) - Robert Amyot 1990 and 2005
  5. The Black Cat (tune: Aislin's Jig) - Ruth Anne Fraley 2004
  6. Lavender (tune: The Baker's Flower) - Bo Leyden 2003
  7. Caravan Crossing (tune: Port Luascaigh Gan Ainm) - Traditional Irish
  8. Rogues' Ramble (tune: Point Adolphus) - Dave Bartley 2000
  9. Winter Garden (tune: Devil's Punchbowl Revisited) - Bo Leyden 2004
  10. A Trip to Town-O (tune: The Foxhunters) - Traditional
  11. At Nancy's House (tune: Elocine) - Bo Leyden 1999
  12. Paul's Pet Peeve (tune: Dame Durdan) - Traditional/Copper Family arranged by Chris Sackett
  13. Puck's Deceit (tune: The Kettle Drum) - from the English Dancing Master (Playford) 1651
  14. Sun Return (tune: Dehors lonc pre) - 13th-century French carol
  15. The Friendly Brooke (tune: The Butterfly) - Traditional Irish
  16. The MollyAndrew (tune: Saturday Morning Waltz) Dave Wiesler 1997
  17. Impropriety (tune: Millison's Jegge) - from The English Dancing Master (Playford) 1651