Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle ~ Triple Minor Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle is an English Country Dance. It was devised by a Person of Quality in 1718 and published in Twenty Four New Country Dances Compos'd by a Person of Quality. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2006 and published in Emperor of the Moon. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 16 bars.

Walsh writes:

Note: The first Strain twice over, and the last but once.

The 1st. man go down the middle turn the 3d. wo. then the 2d. man half round the 1st. wo. do the same contrary sides the 1st. cu. figure through the 2d. and 3d. wo. then through the 2d. and 3d. man take hands with the contrary couples fall back the 1st. man cast up, the 1st. wo. at the same time cast off proper

This dance was originally a triple minor.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), cast, figure eight (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2006 by Andrew Shaw. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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