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Title: The Lowdon
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

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2:16:The top two couples set to their partner, then two changes of a circular hey; then set to neighbour and back again^26:16:The first couple cross and cast around the second couple, then cross and cast around third couple; lead to the top and cast into second place^46:16:The first couple move into lines across and all set; then move back and set at the sides^62:16:The first couple lead out between the ladies and cast around into the centre, then out between the men and cast home^86:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

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This dance is reconstructed from an authentic source as noted above, but you might encounter it being taught in a different fashion. Popular dances were often published more than once, sometimes with different figures, or even with different tunes; our version is faithfully reconstructed and historically informed, but alternative arrangements can be equally satisfying


Further Information:

 
Source: Twelve Favorite Country Dances and Six Cotillions
Authority: Johnston, John
Year: 1772 circa
Tune: The Lowdon
 
 
 




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