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Two slightly different versions. JN has edited the second to match the Montreal interpretation done so well in the two videos.


Longways triple minor; (Vol 2, 4th Ed. 1728).
Playford's Dancing Master of 1710,
Interpreted by Cecil Sharp in 1916

A	1–4	M1 turns W2 RH half-way round
                M1 then passes clockwise round M2
                and returns to place while W2 passes 
                clockwise round W1 to her place.
        5–8	W1 turns M2 half-way round. 
                W1 then passes clockwise round M1 to her place
                while M2 passes clockwise round W2 to his place.
B1	1–8	M1 and W1 lead down the middle, while 
                M2 and W2 cast up and then follow behind them. 
                C1 and C2 lead through C3, cast up, men to the R
                and women to their L, and return to places.
B2	1–4	M1 and M2 lead a double to the left wall, 
                change hands, and lead a double back to places; 
                while W1 and W2 lead to the right wall and back
        5–6	Partners set.
        7–8	C1 cast down into second place, C2 moving up



Longways duple minor;
Playford's Dancing Master of 1710,
Interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2009.

A 1–4 1st corner RH half-way round
      continue clockwise loop NBR back to  place.
  5–8 2nd corner half-way round left. 
      contunue CCW loop NBR back to  place

B1 1–8 ONES lead down and cast up while TWOS cast up lead down
       following the ones. C1 can turn single away to ... 
B2 1–4 Lead NBR out turn  come back
   5–8 C1 long cast down into second place while C2 moving up
       turning once round.


Performance: (Michel Landry and Arduina Alonzo) Ball: (Contredanse anglaise enregistrée lors du bal “De Playdord à Roodman”, le 26 avril 2014, à Montréal)

Most of all, The New Wells Epsom was a collection of shops and gathering venues based around a well which catered the much sought Epsom Waters and Epsom Salts to the high society of the 17th century.

The 'Medicinal Waters of Epsom' in the 17th century made it the first spa town in England, and gave rise to Epsom Salts (hydrated magnesium sulphate) as a curative. The popularity of the waters is attributed to Lord North, who in 1637 was the first to have told the English court of the use of Tonbridge and Epsom waters for health and cure, adding that it was a lot cheaper than travelling to a spa on the Continent.

ins_epsom_new_wells.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/09 15:12 by nashjc