[SCA-Dance] New dance sources?

White,John john.white at drexel.edu
Mon Aug 19 13:08:59 EDT 2013

> From:  Erica Neely
> Greetings,
> I used to be fairly active in dancing some years ago, but I've been completely
> out of the SCA for five years.  (Moved, new job, bought a house, etc.). I'm
> getting involved again, but I'm curious as to what new and interesting
> sources might have appeared.  (The last hot discovery in my time was the
> Gresley manuscript dances.)
> Suggestions?  Salutations?  Recommendations I just run for the hills?
> In service,
> Catalana di Neri
> (Still Middle Kingdom, just east a bit)

Well, I could mention my own work on the Pattricke/Lovelace/Church manuscript
(a handwritten chapbook from perhaps 1649 containing both new and familiar yet
different English Country Dances), viewable at http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~white/dlovelace.html.

There are (so far) three totally new ECD dances from it that we have music for -
Lightly Love, a kidnapping progressive dance; Milking Pail, a standard 3 (or 4) couple
ECD with many heys; and Road to Westminster, a 4-couple standard ECD with lots of
setting and even some turning.

                \\Dafydd Cyhoeddwr

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