The Collier's Daughter ~ Bolton or The Duke of Rutland's Delight ~ Bolton is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1718 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second, 3rd ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton (website) in 1985 and published in Retreads Vol.1. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: G minor. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.
The first Couple cross over and turn in second Couple's Place And then cross over and turn in the third Couple's Place Then lead your Partner up to the Top and Hands quite round and turn all four single Then Right Left quite round and turn your partner
The tune was published with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album By Request. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 109 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 cross go below, as 2s lead up|
|5-8||1s two hand turn|
|A2||1-4||1s cross go below, as 3s lead up|
|5-8||1s two hand turn|
|B1||1-2||3s cast down as 1s lead up|
|3-6||1s+2s circle left as 3s two hand turn|
|7-8||Turn single left|
|B2||1-4||Facing partner, bottom couples three changes of rights and lefts as top couple sets forward and turns single to place|
|5-8||Partner two hand turn|
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1985 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.
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