Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ Pat Shaw

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

Lord of Carnarvon's Jigg ~ Pat Shaw is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Pat Shaw (website) in 1959 and published in Another Look at Playford. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 3412. The minor set lasts 64 bars.

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

Despite the name, the dance is not a jig (at least not in the modern meaning of the word).

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, and switches the order of the arming (starting with left instead of right).

Pat says that the back-to-backs should be "rounded like a horseshoe".

Pat suggests using different music (Jack a Lent) for the second half of the dance.

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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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1959 by Pat Shaw. 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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