Policy for dance pages
Very often, when dances were published throughout the centuries, the tunes that were published with them carried on being played after the dances themselves had ceased to be fashionable.
Even today, tunes take up new titles through association with a dance and keep those titles as the tunes are played in sessions or published in books or on CDs.
An example of this is the tune played as Kielder Schottische because it was associated with that couple dance, whereas the original tune title was Laddy With the Plaidie.
When tune and dance compete for the same name in Folkopedia, we differentiate between them by using:
Merrily Kiss the Quaker-dance and Merrily Kiss the Quaker-tune
That leaves us with the problems of:
Merrily Kiss the Quaker
Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife
Merily Kissed the Quaker's Wife
In this case, we'll try and get a reference page identified which can be linked to by each title. Eg. Merily Kissed the Quaker's Wife see Merrily Kiss the Quaker It doesn't matter which is the reference page as long as there is only one and it carries all the useful information in the one place. A similar policy is applied to tunes. See Policy for tune pages