[SCA-Dance] Greetings and question

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Feb 8 16:46:38 EST 2008

On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 02:42:55PM -0500, Ben Pung wrote:

> Playford's dances are often named after the tunes to which they are  
> danced. Evidence of the tune does not necessarily imply existence of  
> the dance. Even mention of a dance by the same name does not imply  
> that it is the same dance as the one in Playford's book.

And the classic example of this is the name Newcastle... which appears
in Playford, and also on a dance in the Gresley manuscript, 1500. Now,
mind you, in Gresley it's a dance for 2 in a similar style to Italian
dances of that era...

-- Gregory

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