Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ Wittman

Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ Pat Shaw Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ Sharp Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ Wittman

Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ Wittman is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Wittman in about 1986. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 3412. The minor set lasts 64 bars. It is in the key: G major.

Playford writes:
Lead up all a D. forward and back That again Each man and wo go about each other, not turning your faces That again

First cu. cross over and fall into the 2. place on the outside the 2. cu. the men on the outside of the women and the we. on the men's side Cross over again, and fall into the 3. place Take hands with your wo. and leading her down between the last cu. cast off all and meet above, the first cu. is the first place, the last cu. in the second place and the 3. cu. in the last place Arms all

Lead down forward and back That again Go about each other as before That again

The lowest cu. cross over as before Cast off as before

Lead up all a D. and back That again Go about each other as before That again

The uppermost cu. cross over as before Cast off as before

Lead down forward and back That again Go about each other as before That again

The lowest cu. cross over as before Cast off as before

As far as I can tell this is the same as Sharp's interpretation except back to backs have been substituted for gypsy in B1. It differs from Pat Shaw's interpretation in that he uses an "arm left" where Wittman uses "arm right", and vice versa.

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 dance contains the following figures: cast, lead, arming (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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