Partners hold in waltz grip and stand so that man’s left and woman’s right shoulders are in the line of direction. (LOD = ACW)
A. - - - Described for the woman, the man starts with the opposite foot.
Hop on left foot, raising right foot slightly.
Step on right foot in line of direction.
Step on left foot bringing feet together (3 beats).
Repeat this twice more, then step forward on righ foot, change direction by turning body and step on left foot with a stamp.
Repeat in the other direction, then repeat whole step once more. - - - 16
B. - - - Hop on left foot.
Step forward on right foot.
Step on left foot closing feet up.
Step forward on right foot then change direction and step on left foot with a stamp.
Repeat with the other foot.
This is repeated for the whole of B music played twice through, and the dancers travel round the room as they turn. - - - 16
<[ NOTES: There are also versions of the varsovienne where the couples turn instead of the usual back and forth many dancers may be familiar with. And, there are versions that combine the two, as well as others where a bit of waltzing might be included. ]>
You didn’t want to just add it to your other posting?
I did think on it, but it was closer to another one rather than the Donegal one you’ve linked to, and they are quite different from one another. There are similarities rhythmically because they’re the same dance, the varsovienne, for which I’ve a lot of different tunes, and not just the few shared here and from all over the place. This one, at least in the B-part, is closer to this earlier entry:
Now, do I have Lisa playing it somewhere, maybe on an old cassette? I’ll have to go digging, fingers and toes crossed. 🙂
Shoot the Donkey?
Ever the fearless Democrat?
😀 They shoot elephants don’t they? I have once in my life actually handled an old elephant gun ~ WHEW! I’ve also eaten horse steaks, well, actually, it was a jackass steak, just a step away from donkey, and it was very tasty too.
"Dances of Donegal" collected and edited by Grace Orpen, 1931 - ITMA digital copy