Jeremy specialises in English popular and dance music from 1550 to 1750, and also has a particular interest in the illustration of music and social dance over the centuries.

Papers – selected

Nora Barlow and her unexpurgated edition of her grandfather Charles Darwin’s autobiography, for the Athenaeum Club, London, 20 November 2023.

A Dance Band for Playford? at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, for The Dancing Master event, 2 November 2023.

Forged Notes: The Marketing of Early Music Performance, for Bangor University seminar series, 16 December 2020

A Dance Band for Playford, at the Historical Dance Society conference ‘Playford Then and Now’, 7/8 November 2020.

‘Perfection and Simplicity’: The watches of A. Lange und Söhne and their place in German history, at the Savile Club, 11 November 2019.

One song to the tune of another: associative meanings in John Gay’s airs from The Beggar’s Opera, at the conference Traditional Tunes & Popular Airs: Transmission, Persistence and Transformation, Sheffield University, 2019.

Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare?, for the Athenaeum Club, London, 2016

(with Todd Gilman) A newly discovered cache of letters to Samuel Arnold, for the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference on Music In Eighteenth-Century Britain, London, 2013
2013 MECB Conference Programme

The Sublime Society of Beefsteaks: Contexts, Traditions, and Early Membership,for the Georgian Pleasures Conference, Bath Spa University, 2013

‘J’ai deffault de la dance’ : The place of Arbeau’s Orché sographie in histories of western social dance, for the Early Dance Circle 6th Biennial Conference, 2008: Dancing Master or Hop Merchant? The role of the dance teacher through the ages.

‘Mockmusic’ and the Revival of Antimasque Traditions in the Restoration, at Early Dance Circle conference Charles II – Restoration or Continuation, 2002.

John Playford’s accidental misprints?: Tunes in The English Dancing Master (1651) , for the conference John Playford and The English Dancing Master 1651; published with proceedings, Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society (2001).

Honneur a la Dance. A Musical Analysis of Le Premier Ballet in Le Balet Comique de la Royne, 1581, at the Institute for Historical Dance Practice international conference Terpsichore 1450-1900, Ghent, Belgium, and published as part of proceedings (2000). IHDP, Schedelstr. 109, B-9040, Gent, Belgium.

The minuet remembered (on the survival and revival of the minuet in the 19th and 20th centuries), given as The Early Dance Circle Annual Lecture, 1998.

Music for Domestic Pleasure (on 17th English harpsichord music in MSS and published collections, including an examination of the saraband’s transformation from a fast into a slow dance over time), at the Museum of London Purcell Tercentenary conference Music for a While, April 1995.

Ground, hornpipe, dump and jig: English vernacular keyboard style, 1530-1700, at the National Early Music Association Conference The Hornpipe, and published as part of conference proceedings 1993.

When is dance music intended for dancing? , at the National Early Music Association international conference The Marriage of Music and Dance, August 1991.

Music for the Basse Dance, at University of Leeds/North East Early Music Forum conference The Art and Instruction of Good Dancing, 1987.