New Bo-Peep ~ Barraclough

Pickadilly ~ Barraclough

Pickadilla ~ Barraclough

New Bo-Peep ~ Barraclough New Bo-Peep ~ Sharp

New Bo-Peep ~ Barraclough or Pickadilly ~ Barraclough is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1651 in The English Dancing Master, London. It was interpreted by Michael Barraclough (website) in about 2017. Originally a 5 Couple Longways this version is a proper Longways as many as will dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 96 bars. It is in the key: G Major.

Playford writes

Lead up all a D. forwards and back That again We. go all to the wall and stand, men go up to your own we. and peep four times on each side behind them, fall to your places all and turn S. Then men go to the wall and stand, we. go up to your backs and peep four times, then fall to your places and turn S

Sides all That again As before, the men going first

Arms all That again As at the first.

This is a dance where you interact only with your partner. There can be an arbetrary number of couples (even 1 couple works) in the line and each does the same thing.

Sharp has people placing hands on their partner's shoulders when standing behind them. Playford doesn't mention this, so Michael does not include it either.

Michael clarifies how people are to face in (after returning from their wall). Neither Sharp nor Playford is explicit.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: USA, turn single, rights and lefts, siding, arming (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © ~2017 by Michael Barraclough. 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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