We'll Wed and We'll Bed or Dublin Bay is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Bernard Bentley in 1962 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 1. Found in The Playford Ball. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 12 bars. It is in the key: C minor.
Note: The Tune to be play'd quite through.
The first Couple changes Places, the first Man Sett to the 2d Woman, and the first Woman to the 2d Man, then turn Right-hands round; the first Man turns his own Woman with his Left-hand half round, and cast off Below the 2d Couple, then cross over above the 2d Couple and fall down between, Arms half round, back again all four on a Row, Face up the Room, then fall back and lead forwards half a turn single, Face down the Room, fall back, lead forward half a turn single, Faces up, cast off, and so to the end.
The tune was published, by Playford, with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album More Favorites of the Boston Centre. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 131 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 dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, arming, cross go below (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1962 by Bernard Bentley. 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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