“The Rover Reformed” ~ English Country Dance / Playford & Walsh
"Directions for Dancing Country Dances" ~ 1718-1728
John Young, Dancing Master
I don’t have my copies of Playford, wait, I do, and Walsh. If I can dig them out I’ll be back with the dance…
The first Couple Right Hands and Left with the 2nd Couple, All lead up and turn single _.
The 2nd Couple cross over and Figure through the first Couple _:
The first Couple take Hands and lead down the Middle to the 3rd Woman, and turn her round, then lead up to the Top and cast off _.
Source ~ one of the many Playford productions in print…
There, I said I’d be back with it… ;-)
“English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes”
by Robin Williamson
Oak Publications OK63164
Music Sales, 1986
Dafydd’s source for this tune, from the flexidisc insert, now a CD…
But, here it is in his words, better put than I could:
"Ah,that one. I think that it was on a flexidisc (now I’m showing my age) that someone gave me in the 1970’s. I don’t have it anymore but I think that it was Robin Williamson,but I’m not sure." Regards, Dafydd
The Rover Reformed
Jordi Savali provides an elegant version in "Celtic Viol II"
Re: The Rover Reformed
Composed by John Playford (1623-1686).