The Collier's Daughter ~ Sharp

The Duke of Rutland's Delight (Triple)

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The Collier's Daughter ~ Sharp or The Duke of Rutland's Delight (Triple) is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1718 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second, 3rd ed.. It was interpreted by Cecil Sharp in 1916. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

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 is 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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), turn single, circle, cast, lead, hey, circular hey (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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