Glasgow Lasses - RSCDS

Glasgow Lasses - RSCDS is a Scottish Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1748 in Caledonian Country Dances Vol. II Part 1, London. It was interpreted by RSCDS in 1986 and published in RSCDS Book 34. It is S8×32 2C/4C, a proper Duple Minor dance. St32.

Walsh writes:

First Man foot it to the 2d Wo. and cast off into the 2d Man's Place, and the 2d Wo. cast up at the same time into the 1st Wo. Place — Then the 2d Man foot it to ye 1st Wo. (he being at Top) and cast off into his Place, and the 1st Wo. cast up into her Place then the 1st and 2d Man foot it to their Partners, the 1st Cu. cast off one Cu. take Hands with the 2d. Cu. and lead up, foot it and cast off into the 2d Cu: Place.

The music is two eight bar strains, the first repeated, the second not.

Walsh spells "Glasgow" as "Glascow".

Davis also published this dance in 1748, and also spells "Glascow", I have no idea which published first.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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, cast, lead, lead and cast, petronella (and probably others).

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