Edinburgh Castle ~ Williams or Albion's Queen ~ Playford+Williams is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in about 1698 in The Second Part of the Dancing Master, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2021. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 16 bars.
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 dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
|A1||1-4||M2 pass W2 by right shoulder as M1 (as caboose of the hey) casts into a hey on the 1st corner diagonal, ending with M1/M2 in each other's places|
|A2||1-4||W2 pass M1 by left shoulder as W1 casts into a hey on the 2nd corner diagonal, ending with W1/W2 changing places|
|B||1-2||Lead neighbor out, turn lead back|
|3-4||Lead partner in (up or down), turn, lead back|
|5-6||Right hands across (about half)|
|7-8||...and left hands back|
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2021 by George Williams. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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