Oops…..see May, I missed the 31st May (as I wasn’t there) & had all the dates wrong, we appeared to be dancing on Saturdays not Fridays……apologies.
31. 05. 19 Elfrida recording.
- Pilgarlic the bald man, danced x2
- Merry Andrew, with half turns & both left & right diagonals. Both these dances practiced for a big Birthday event in July.
- Lady Lucy’s Maggot – a new dance. Nice dance with a bit of a challenge, nick named ‘a pousette sandwich’. A June Jones composition & Lady Lucy is her cat!
- April’s Lady 3 couples in a circle with a waltz rhythm. We were so good at this, we were praised for our performance.👏🏼
- Lord Howe’s Jig from 1777.
- Lead through and Cast away, music from P&P vol4.
- Jump frogs jump, music same CD as above.
And now into June……also recorded by Elfrida.
- Lord Phoppington a longways dance.
- Nonesuch 2 danced before & simpler than Nonesuch, hole in the wall crossings, back to backs and plenty of practice crossing up and casting.
- Doctor Vincent’s delight – 3 couple sets. Charles Bolton composed it and wrote the music, quite speedy but enjoyable, back to backs, circles, gypsies, L and R turns and changing partners! Took a bit of practice.
- The Ladies of London – longways dance
- We will down with the French, 3 couple sets, danced before with added Allemande as a way of changing sides.
- Whim of the Moment – longways.
- Nonesuch 2 (see last week). Walsh collection 1709.
- Roll the Line a longways dance. Another dance for the Birthday event.
- Zig Zag Tuesday another longways dance. Obviously includes zigzag moves.
- Giant Steps a 4 couple dance.
- Rostillion by John and William Neal 1726.
21.06.19 Elfrida and John calling the dances.
- Trip to Sheringham a 4 couple dance.
- Namp(t)wich Fair a longways dance.
- (the) Fair American longways.
- Go to the Devil and shake yourself, this title always fascinates me, what can be the inspiration?
- A Fig for Bonaparte longways.
- The Farmer’s Joy a contemporary dance from 2012.
- Elverton Grove from the 1712 Walsh collection of 24 dances, music by Handel.
- The Irish Lamentation another longways dance from a later the Walsh collection 1735.
- Pilgarlic (see May)
- and Roll the Line again, we should be spot on for July!
- Deodar a longways dance.
- Holborn March published by Playford 1742. (I almost typed Holborn Hill!)