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Title: Countess of Gosford's Fancy
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

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6,12,0,1172,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,169,190,169,250,130,370,291,190,291,250,330,370 4,208,153,164,197,130,370,296,243,252,287,330,370 4,262,160,201,158,130,370,259,282,198,280,330,370 4,296,199,253,154,130,370,207,286,164,241,330,370 4,290,250,290,190,130,370,170,250,170,190,330,370 4,252,285,296,241,130,370,164,199,208,155,330,370 5,201,280,261,280,130,370,199,160,259,160,330,370 4,164,243,208,287,130,370,252,153,296,197,330,370 5,170,190,170,250,130,370,290,190,290,250,330,370 4,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,125,166,125,266,130,370,335,174,335,274,330,370 2,118,165,118,265,130,370,343,175,343,275,330,370 3,113,170,113,270,130,370,348,170,348,270,330,370 2,117,175,117,275,130,370,343,165,343,265,330,370 3,124,174,124,274,130,370,336,166,336,266,330,370 2,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,169,190,169,250,130,370,291,190,291,250,330,370 4,164,243,208,287,130,370,252,153,296,197,330,370 4,201,282,262,280,130,370,198,160,259,158,330,370 4,253,286,296,241,130,370,164,199,207,154,330,370 4,290,250,290,190,130,370,170,250,170,190,330,370 4,296,199,252,155,130,370,208,285,164,241,330,370 5,261,160,201,160,130,370,259,280,199,280,330,370 4,208,153,164,197,130,370,296,243,252,287,330,370 5,170,190,170,250,130,370,290,190,290,250,330,370 4,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,125,174,125,274,130,370,335,166,335,266,330,370 2,118,175,118,275,130,370,343,165,343,265,330,370 3,113,170,113,270,130,370,348,170,348,270,330,370 2,117,165,117,265,130,370,343,175,343,275,330,370 3,124,166,124,266,130,370,336,174,336,274,330,370 2,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 7,164,213,130,270,130,370,296,213,330,270,330,370 7,173,248,130,270,130,370,287,248,330,270,330,370 7,164,288,130,270,130,370,296,288,330,270,330,370 7,130,320,130,270,130,370,330,320,330,270,330,370 7,107,349,130,270,130,370,353,349,330,270,330,370 7,101,372,130,270,130,370,359,372,330,270,330,370 7,108,398,130,270,130,370,352,398,330,270,330,370 7,130,420,130,270,130,370,330,420,330,270,330,370 7,153,391,130,270,130,370,307,391,330,270,330,370 7,159,368,130,270,130,370,301,368,330,270,330,370 7,152,342,130,270,130,370,308,342,330,270,330,370 7,130,320,130,270,130,370,330,320,330,270,330,370 7,96,277,130,270,130,370,364,277,330,270,330,370 7,87,242,130,270,130,370,373,242,330,270,330,370 7,96,202,130,270,130,370,364,202,330,270,330,370 7,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,143,170,130,270,130,370,316,170,330,270,330,370 2,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 2,183,170,130,270,130,370,275,170,330,270,330,370 1,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 7,196,205,130,270,130,370,262,205,330,270,330,370 6,196,258,130,270,130,370,262,258,330,270,330,370 7,196,311,130,270,130,370,262,311,330,270,330,370 6,196,345,130,270,130,370,262,345,330,270,330,370 3,196,335,130,270,130,370,262,335,330,270,330,370 3,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 3,196,305,130,270,130,370,262,305,330,270,330,370 4,196,295,130,270,130,370,262,295,330,270,330,370 3,183,290,130,250,130,370,276,290,330,250,330,370 3,163,282,130,220,130,370,296,282,330,220,330,370 2,143,275,130,190,130,370,317,275,330,190,330,370 3,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 6,153,246,130,170,130,370,307,294,330,170,330,370 6,195,229,130,170,130,370,265,311,330,170,330,370 6,238,236,130,170,130,370,222,304,330,170,330,370 6,264,257,130,170,130,370,196,283,330,170,330,370 6,268,280,130,170,130,370,192,260,330,170,330,370 7,236,305,130,170,130,370,224,235,330,170,330,370 6,190,311,130,170,130,370,270,229,330,170,330,370 7,154,295,130,170,130,370,306,245,330,170,330,370 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 7,162,272,130,170,130,370,298,268,330,170,330,370 7,203,270,130,170,130,370,257,270,330,170,330,370 4,182,278,130,170,130,370,236,278,330,170,330,370 3,151,290,130,170,130,370,203,290,330,170,330,370 4,120,302,130,170,130,370,171,302,330,170,330,370 3,100,310,130,170,130,370,150,310,330,170,330,370 3,106,315,130,170,130,370,146,309,330,170,330,370 3,115,323,130,170,130,370,140,307,330,170,330,370 2,124,330,130,170,130,370,134,306,330,170,330,370 3,130,335,130,170,130,370,130,305,330,170,330,370 7,170,335,130,170,130,370,170,305,330,170,330,370 7,231,335,130,170,130,370,231,305,330,170,330,370 7,291,335,130,170,130,370,291,305,330,170,330,370 7,330,335,130,170,130,370,330,305,330,170,330,370 3,336,330,130,170,130,370,326,306,330,170,330,370 3,345,322,130,170,130,370,320,308,330,170,330,370 2,354,315,130,170,130,370,314,309,330,170,330,370 3,360,310,130,170,130,370,310,310,330,170,330,370 4,340,302,130,170,130,370,292,302,330,170,330,370 3,310,290,130,170,130,370,265,290,330,170,330,370 4,280,278,130,170,130,370,238,278,330,170,330,370 3,260,270,130,170,130,370,220,270,330,170,330,370 5,233,282,130,170,130,370,243,259,330,170,330,370 5,195,290,130,170,130,370,275,253,330,170,330,370 6,156,283,130,170,130,370,308,259,330,170,330,370 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2:8:The top two couples make a right hand star once around, and back with the left hand^34:8:The first couple perform a whole figure 8 down their own sides^50:8:The first couple join hands and slip down the middle and return to second place, seconds moving up; then the first couple allemande turns (back to back)^75:8:The first couple join both hands, make a triangular progression towards the men, towards the ladies, and back to places^101:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

Countess_of_Gosfords_Fancy.mp3

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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: Dances Reels & Waltzes, No 18
Authority: Button, Samuel James & Whitaker, John
Year: 1812 circa
Tune: Countess of Gosford's Fancy
 
 
 




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