The Sailor's Reprieve

from Selected Regency Country Dances by Green Ginger

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From Preston 24 Country Dances for the year 1799
Longways duple minor
8 intro + 7x32 bar jig

Original dance instructions:

1st Lady turn 2nd Gent with right hand, 2nd Lady with Left, 1st Gent turn 2nd Lady with right hand and 2nd Gent with left, 1st Cu: cross over one Cu: & turn, then hands across quite round at top.

Interpreted dance instructions:

A1 1st Lady turn 2nd Gent with R hand, 2nd Lady with L hand
A2 1st Gent turn 2nd Lady with L hand, 1st Gent with R hand
B1 1st couple cross over and cast below 2s (who move up) and 2 hand
B2 1s and 2s hands round and back.


from Selected Regency Country Dances, released February 23, 2018


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Cas, Ian and Meryl have been playing together for over 35 years. Playing for English and Scottish ceilidh dancing and later for historical dance events,

We do a lot of research into historical dance music and are continually finding new dances to introduce into the dancing repertoire.

We always have great fun playing and hope this is communicated to the audience, be it dancers or spectators.
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