Mr. Lane's Maggot ~ Andrew Shaw

Mr. Lane's Maggot ~ Andrew Shaw Mr. Lane's Maggot ~ Duple Mr. Lane's Maggot ~ Pfitzinger

Mr. Lane's Maggot ~ Andrew Shaw is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1695 in The Dancing Master, 9th ed.. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2009 and published in Farnicle Huggy. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

The 1. cu. cast off and lead through the 3. cu. then cast off and leap up through both cu. and cast off into the 2. cu. place; the 1. man being in the 2. man's place turn the 1. wo with the right hand, and fall into their own places, the 1. co. being in the 2. wo. place turn the 1. man, and so fall into their own places, then all four lead up abreast, and cast off into the 2. cu. place.


Note: Each Strain is to be played twice over; likewise in the following SONG, which was made to this Tune, and each Strain is also to be sung twice over.

Originally a triple minor.

The tune was published with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album A Playford Ball. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 116 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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, cast, lead (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 © 2009 by Andrew Shaw. 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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