[SCA-Dance] MS Lansdowne 1115?

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Thu Jan 16 19:27:18 EST 2014

I just found (refound?) about MS Lansdowne 1115, which apparently has
four English country dances.  There's a message about it in

"MS Lansdowne 1115 is transcribed in Cunningham, James P., "Dancing in
the Inns of Court", London, Jordan & Sons, 1965. (Appendix VIII,
p. 42-44). The transcription is included in the online paper "English
Country Dancing Before Playford - Dances from the Lansdowne
Manuscript" by Christopher Darras at
http://sca.uwaterloo.ca/~praetzel/sca/lansdowne.html , which also
includes reconstructions."

Does anyone have the full transcription of the source to hand?  The
praetzel link covers only two.  Anyone look at them, have an opinion
of them?

(Well, Dafydd Cyhoeddwr looked at them.  He has four reconstructions
under http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~white/dlansdowne.html :
     Dance 1: Hunsdon House
     Dance 2: Spring Garden
     Dance 3: "Moot Square"
     Dance 4: "Lansdowne Lane"
I think his dance titles in quotation marks are his invented names for
the dances.  The praetzel source above says that there were indeed
four dances.)

Daniel de Lindocollino
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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