Espie McNabb ~ RSCDS or Epie McNabb ~ RSCDS is a Scottish Country Dance. It was devised by David Rutherford in 1759 and published in Rutherford's compleat Collection of 200 of the most celebrated Country Dances both Old and New, Vol. 2. It was interpreted by RSCDS in about 1970 and published in Miss Milligan's Miscellany 1. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. J32Someone thought this dance was Very Easy.
Rutherford calls this dance Epie McNabb, and writes:
All the Company foot it & change sides Foot it & change sides back again First Cou. cast off & turn Hands round all Six
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.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, circle, cast, lead, down the middle and back (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © ~1970 by RSCDS. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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