A dance from the Gresley Manuscript
This reconstruction is heavily based on (read virtually identical to) the version in Terpiscore VIII book - Barony of Cynnabar. Explanation by Joanna of the Beechwoods. It can be done by one couple or by many couples in line provided they are not too crowded.
Sheet Music, available for free use within the Society for Creative Anacronism, is available as a PDF file, NWC file, or Midi file.
Holding usual hands couples do:
2 Singles LR - 2 bars
Double L - 2 bars
Dropping hands, Gentlemen do 3 steps fwd RLR and turn to face partner while Ladies Double R back [2bars]
Both go to each other's former places by
Gents with 3 steps LRL and a turn to face original direction, Ladies with a Double L [2bars]
Then Ladies do 3 steps fwd RLR and turn to face partner while Gents Double R back [2bars]
Both go to their own former places by moving
Ladies with 3 steps LRL and a turn to face original direction, Gents with a Double L [2bars]
Taking usual hands the couples do:
1 Single forward R - 1 bar
1 Single backward L, drop hands - 1 bar
Cast out and return to partner with one double, take hands - 2 bars