O'er Boggie ~ Walsh

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O'er Boggie ~ Walsh is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1735 in The Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master, London. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2017 and published in Elephants Stairs. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 16 bars.

Walsh writes:
The 1st. Cu. leads thro' the 2d. Cu. and foots it with the 2d. Wo. 1st. Cu. does the same with the 2d. Man 1st. and 2d. Cu. Hands across half round with their right Hands Back across with their Left 1st. Cu. cast off behind the 2d. Cu. and foot it 1st. Cu. lead thro' the 3d. Cu. 1st. Cu. Right and Left quite round with the 3d. Cu. and turn in the 2d. Cu. Place

Originally a triple minor.

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, cast, lead, hands across, hey, circular hey, lead and cast (and probably others).

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