Saint Margaret's Hill ~ Bentley/Hume

Saint Margaret's Hill ~ Bentley/Hume Saint Margaret's Hill ~ Hume Saint Margaret's Hill ~ Bentley

Saint Margaret's Hill ~ Bentley/Hume is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second, London. It was interpreted by Comparing Bernard Bentley (1962) Colin Hume (2016) sometime before 2021-10-11. It is a Square dance. There is no progression in this dance. The dance lasts 0 bars.

Playford writes:
The first Cu. cast off both together, the Man falls in between the 3d Cu. and the Wo. valls in between the 2d Cu. then fall back and Hands half round The 1st Man turns the 3d. Wo. and his Partner thurn the 2d Man at the same Time, the turn your Partner half round, and lead her through the Bottom Cu. and come up and turn her, then the Wo. turns the 3d. Man, and her Partner turns the 2d. Wo. both at once, then turn Hands half round, and lead through the Upper Cu. and cast off and turn S

The tune was published with the dance, and the music was synthesized by Colin Hume's software.

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