If you want to practice the colonial dances that you have learned, here
are sources for sheet music, recordings to purchase, and an MP3 file which is freely available for
Here is the link to a MP3 file of Irish Washerwoman. On the
web page, click on the "MP3 files" link, and then on
"Irish Washerwoman.mp3". Irish Washerwoman is a tune that was
in use in colonial times, and the recording plays six times through the tune, which is long enough for dancing.
Some of the other MP3 files on the page may be of use to you, but most of them are too short for dancing.
Here are three CDs of colonial music for dancing which are currently
Colonial Social Dancing for Children : Music for the Dances
Jamestown Founders Ball
Yorktown Victory Ball : Historic Dances of 1781
Here are two websites where you can buy these CDs, and many other