The Lord Phopington ~ Pat Shaw

The Lord Phopington ~ Pat Shaw The Lord Phopington ~ Bentley

The Lord Phopington ~ Pat Shaw is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1701 in The Dancing Master, 11th ed.. It was interpreted by Pat Shaw (mod) in 1965 and published in Another Look at Playford. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 24 bars.

Playford writes:
The 1. cu. lead down through the 2. cu. and cast up, then go the half Figure The 2. cu. do the same The 1. man changes places with the 2. wo. and the 1. wo. with the 2. man, then all four hands quite round, which makes the 1. cu. in the 2. cu. place.

Playford published two dances called The Lord Phopington, one was also called The Pilgrim, while the other only had the one name. Both the music and the figure differ.

Shaw assumes the music plays AABB, but given the amount of movement Playford assigns, it looks to me as if it should be AAB. Shaw wants the corner changes to take 8 bars (they usually take four) and the circle to take 8 as well (which also takes four).

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: circle, cast, lead, 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 © 1965 by Pat Shaw (mod). My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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