Royall Fishery ~ A. Shaw

Royal Fishery ~ Herman Royall Fishery ~ A. Shaw

Royall Fishery ~ A. Shaw is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1715 in Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1715. It was interpreted by Andrew Shaw in 2006 and published in Emperor of the Moon. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: Each Strain twice over.

The first Man takes his Wo. by the Left-hand with his Right, and lead her round the 2d Man till they come all four abreast, and lead up the Room and fall back again Then all four Hey till they come to the same Place again The first Cu. cross over below the 2d Cu. and lead between, the 3d Cu. cast up and turn into the 2d. Cus. Place Then the 2d Cu. turn down the Middle, and the first cast up, then first Cu. turn down the Middle and the 2d Cu. cast up

Originally a triple minor

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is 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), cast, lead, figure eight, double figure eight, lead and cast (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2006 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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