What a good painting of a band by Nicolaes Molenaer (1630–1676) at the top of the page. I’m fairly sure they didn’t play our three tune medley. Country dance, ceilidh, folk dance, call it what you will, is going strong in most of Europe, from small local dances to huge street festivals. It’s something worth celebrating. I’m only sorry that I had to play this music on my own.