Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe

Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford in 1696 in The Dancing Master, 9th ed.. It was interpreted by Cecil Sharp in 1922. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The dance lasts 16 bars.

Playford writes:
The 1. man turn his partner half round and foot it, then hold both hands and pull her round the 2. wo. into the 2. cu. place; the 2. cu. do the same. This to the first Strain played twice.
The 1. and 2. cu. take their Partners by both handsm then one slup up the other slip down, and back again, then fall back and turn S. The 2. cu. slip up the middle, and the 1. cu. down; the 1. cu. slip up the middle, and the 2. cu down; then the 1. cu. cast off into the 2. cu place, and the 2. cu. lead up.

Sharp spells this dance Englefield rather than Eaglesfield.

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: hand turn (allemande), cast, lead (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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