Keppoch's Rant ~ Williams is an English Country Dance. It was published by Johnson in 1750 in A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Vol. 5th. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 24 bars.
Johnson published this in his 5th volume of Country Dances (1750), and Rutherford published essentially the same figure in 1756. The RSCDS credits this dance to Rutherford
Hands four all round with the 2d Couple & cast off The same with the 3d Couple foot it & right Hand & left up into the 2d Couple's Place. & turn your Partner Hands round all six & turn your Partner
Rutherford's music has a 4 bar A part and an 8 bar B, both repeated.
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||1-3||1s+2s circle left|
|4-4||1s cast down as 2s lead up|
|A2||1-3||1s+3s circle left|
|4-4||1s cast down as 3s lead up|
|3-5||1s+3s face partner, three changes of rights and lefts|
|6-8||1s two hand turn|
|B2||1-4||Circle six left|
|5-8||1s two hand turn|
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