[SCA-Dance] Origin of SCA Trenchmore

Charlene Charette charlene281 at gmail.com
Tue May 7 15:10:21 EDT 2013

This one, like Half Hannikin, may be attributable to Millar. The SCA
version you note appears in both his books. He writes: "By 1564 [....]
Trenchmore was already a well-known dance. Surprisingly, its directions
were not published until 1721." This is obviously untrue. I checked up to
the 1709 edition (the latest I have access to) and the dance still has the
setting and arming figures in the second part. Does anyone have access to
the 1721 edition to check what it says?


On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM, <rosina at pathcom.com> wrote:

> Unto SCAdance, greetings from Rosina,
> I'm familiar with the 1653 version of Trenchmore, but have always seen
> Trenchmore done rather differently in the SCA. I presume it wandered in
> from non-SCA ECD, but am wondering if anyone has info on whose
> reconstruction it is, and upon which source it is actually based on.
> In case there are variations, the version I've always seen is: Up a dbl
> + back x2. Cast off to bottom + back up. Dip + dive. Cpl 1 arm R with
> own, arm left with other down the set. Start over with cpl 2 leading.
> Rosina
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