My Lady Winwood's Maggot ~ Bolton 2 is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1726 in The Dancing Master, The Third Volume, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton (website) in 1986 and published in Retreads Vol.2. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
The first Couple Sett and cast off, and lead through the third Couple Then the first Man goes the whole Figure with the third Couple, and his Partner with the second at the same time, being in the second Couples place Then Hands all six quite round, and all Back to Back Partners, then the first Couple lead through the third Couple, and through the second, and turn your Partner.
Originally a proper triple minor
The tune was published with the dance, and the music was synthesized by Colin Hume's software.
The animation plays at 111 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 (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 dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|A1||1-4||1s set and cast down (2s lead up)|
|5-8||1s lead down below the 3s and cast back to second place|
|A2||1-8||Man down, woman up, 1s split to left shoulder hey across with the end couples|
|B||1-4||Circle six left half|
|5-8||Partner back to back|
|9-14||1s lead down below bottom couple, cast back, lead above top, cast back to progressed place|
|15-16||All partner two hand turn half|
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.
The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1986 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
This website is copyright © 2021,2022,2023 by George W. Williams V
My work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Most of the dances have more restrictive licensing, see my notes on copyright, the individual dance pages should mention when some rights are waived.