The Humours of Dublin

The Humours of Dublin is an English Country Dance. It was devised by John & William Neal in 1726 and published in Choice Collection of Country Dances. It was interpreted by Rich Jackson & George Fogg in 1990. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

The Neals write:

tune twice, each strain twice

1st. cu: set and cast off into 2d place
set again and cast up into their own place's
whole figure with 2d. cu:
Right hands across half round
Left hands across back again
all 4 shufflee
then right and left

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: set, cast, figure eight, double figure eight, hands across, hey, circular hey (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1990 by Rich Jackson & George Fogg. 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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