Playford Ball 2023 Music Sales

CD*NY is happy to offer these 21 practice tracks for all the music for this year’s Playford Ball, useful for practicing the dances with friends, becoming familiar with the tunes, or for just plain listening for pleasure. The recordings were made live with minimal editing and no mastering, but given the talent of the three musicians—Eric Martin, violin; Gene Murrow, concertina and recorders; and Cynthia Shaw, piano—we’re confident you’ll love having these in your ECD collection.

Eric,Cynthia,Geneleft to right: Eric Martin, Cynthia Shaw, Gene Murrow

This is the 29th annual home recording made to help dancers prepare for the ball, continuing a venerable tradition established by the late Wayne Batcheler, long-time supporter of CD*NY. Longways dances are recorded 3 times through (4 times for triple minor dances), while the set dances are recorded as many times as needed to dance them completely.

The music is available either as a physical CD for $15 plus postage (see below), or as an mp3 download for $12 or buy a CD at any of our Tuesday dances later in March. CDs by mail may take as long as a week’s time, depending on the PO and distances involved. A personalized link for downloading the online mp3s will be available for purchase at our regular Tuesday dances. Physical CDs will be available later in March.

To download:

1. Send CDNY $12 per copy. Use our online donation page via Paypal:
. Send an email to saying that you have purchased an online download of the Ball music.
3. You will receive via email a link to your download.

Questions or to request a CD via USPS? Email Jeff Bary at