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The Lass of Richmond Hill
A Trip to Richmond

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The Lass of Richmond Hill
A Trip to Richmond

Source: Kate Riley; published in English Dance & Song, Autumn 1966, Volume XXVIII No. 4
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; Proper

A #1s Lead Down, Turn Alone, Lead Up (8)
#2s Lead Up, Turn Alone, Lead Down (8)
B Men Balance Back (2); Ladies Balance Back (2); All Turn Single Forwards (4)
Circle Left (8)
C First Corners Cross (4); Second Corners Cross (4)
Set to Partner (4); Partner Cross Over (or Two Hand Turn Half Way) (4)

Music:
"The Lass of Richmond Hill" or any suitable 24 bar tune.

Notes:
It can be seen danced here with a Lead and Cast in A. This version was provided in a later update to the dance. The same update also documented a left shoulder crossing for second corners which gets you facing your partner more easily for the setting.

Not to be confused with the Scottish dance of the same name.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Autumn 1966

The Lass of Richmond Hill

Original letter from English Dance & Song, Winter 1966

The Lass of Richmond Hill
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