Lord Kilmory's Delight ~ RSCDS

Lord Killmurry's Delight ~ Williams Lord Killmurry's Delight Lord Kilmory's Delight ~ RSCDS

Lord Kilmory's Delight ~ RSCDS is a Scottish Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1710 in Twenty Four New Country Dances for the year 1710, London. It was interpreted by RSCDS in 1979 and published in RSCDS Book 29. Originally a Duple Minor this version is R8×32 3C/4C, a proper Triple Minor dance. R32.

I don't have access to the 1710 publication, but the same figure occurs in John Young's Dancing Master and in later publications by Walsh.

In 1729, John Young wrote:

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

The 1st Cu. Figure thro' the 2d Cu. Sett and cast off, then Figure thro' the 3d Cu. and turn in the 2d Cu Place The 2d Cu. do the same The 1st and 2d Men Sett to their Partners and change Places, the 1st Man turn the 2d Man with left-hand quite round, the 1st and 2d Wo. do the same at the same Time, then Right and Left half round, and the 2d Cu. cast off, then the 1st Cu. Sett and cast off.

The music consists of a 16 bar strain and a 20 bar strain to be played AAB.

Walsh (and Young) spell the title Lord Killmurry's Delight.

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: set, cast, figure eight, rights and lefts (and probably others).

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