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Kendal Ghyll

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Kendal Ghyll

Source: Traditional, submitted by J.F & T.M. Flett; published in English Dance & Song, Winter 1966, Volume XXVIII No. 5
Formation: Three Couples; Longways; Proper

A1 Slip Circle Left; Slip Circle Right
A2 Grimstock Hey with Handkerchiefs: Mirror Heys on the Side
Some versions have Middles arching first, others have Tops
B1 Repeat the Hey with Handkerchiefs
B2 Tops Face Down: Parallel Heys on the Sides - Tops start Right Shoulder
No progression

Music:
32 bars.

Notes:
There are many versions of this dance, which is itself, in many ways, a simple version of Grimstock. Another version appeare in Yorkshire Fiddle Tunes and Dances.

This video shows another version. The order of the heys is reversed and an extra 8 bars are added to provide a cast-&-arches progression. Using hankies is a challenge; if you hold them in your right hands then you can do Turn Alones without switching hands, but it can be a bit of a stretch. This version with California Twirls, while possibly not traditional, does make it much easier.

For more details of "Ladies' Fancy" see here

Original pages from English Dance & Song, Winter 1966

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Original letters from English Dance & Song, Summer 1966

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