Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe ~ Andrew Shaw

Let's slak her Weall

Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe ~ Andrew Shaw Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe ~ Sharp

Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe ~ Andrew Shaw or Let's slak her Weall is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1696 in The Second Part of the Dancing Master, London. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2009 and published in Farnicle Huggy. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set 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 hands 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.

In B1:3-4 I don't understand Shaw's interpretation All cast back to previous position. It isn't clear to me what the "previous position" is. As far as I can tell they are to remain where they are, and I think a turn single is a better way of describing the behavior, and since that is the word Playford uses I shall employ it too.

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.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, turn single cloverleaf, cast, lead, draw poussette (and probably others).

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