Dance Mrs Hamilton of Wishaw 4759

See also: Mrs Hamilton of Wishaw (2/4L, Blane &c.: Whetherly 24)

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1967)
Intensity
864 888 880 888 = 85% (1 turn), 64% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The instructions for 1st couple ...

The instructions for 1st couple on bars 15-16 have changed.

Drewry's original text in Book 23 says: "First couple, giving right hands cross to own sides, dance up to the top and turn to face the second couple who have danced in ready for the Rondel."

The later Pocket Book 23 has the text: "First couple, giving right hands, dance up turning halfway round to finish facing second couple ready for the Rondel."

The issue was discussed at the Technique Committee, see http://www.rscds.org/help/technique-panel-dances/67-mrs-hamilton-of-wishaw.html. Apparently the old version was specified in the "Prescribed Dances for the Teacher's Certificate Examination (2003)", the new version in the same for 2008.

The Committee answered: "When we reviewed the Manual [this is the 2nd. edition, 2004. EF] we looked at the latest publication (the Pocket edition in this case) and any ambiguity was referred back to the video as the final word. In this case the two are in agreement for first couple although the handing for second couple is not clear. It was felt therefore there was no need for a Manual note in chapter 7. The earlier A4 book instructions certainly imply a different way of finishing the reel in today's terminology and I doubt if there is a record of why the wording was changed - the intention may have been to change the way the reel was being danced or simply trying to "clarify" the instructions. In a further attempt at clarification, the Prescribed Dances for the Teacher's Certificate Examination (2008) now read: "1st couple, giving right hands, dance a half turn as they lead up to finish at first place on own sides in the middle of the set facing down. 2nd couple finish in the middle of the set, facing up and 3rd couple dance to places." This description now brings the movement into line with the formation shown in the video. "

There was a discussion on this issue on Strathspey message 64873 of Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:27:26 -0400

Eric's crib follows the new version.

There are now two videos.

The one added on 2013-06-01 by Gert Werder follows Drewry's original instructions.

The "Official RSCDS video" added on 2015-08-29 by Eric Ferguson follows the current revised instructions.

Eric Ferguson, 2016-11-14

Mrs Hamilton of Wishaw 3/4L · S32

1–
1c set, dance down, cast up round 3c, dance up (touch NH) to 1pl facing out while{8}
2c wait {2}, set ; dance between 3c and cast up to 2pl facing in and up while{8}
3c wait {4} ; set, dance in, touch NH facing down and face out in 3pl
9–
1c+2c+3c Reels3 on sides (touch hands when possible), 1c cast to start, cross RH on [11], at end lead up with half RH turn to finish in 1pl ready for
17–
1c+2c Rondel
25–
2c+1c+3c G-Chain (2c crossing to start)

Mrs Hamilton of Wishaw 3/4L · S32

1-8
1s set, dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s & dance to top;
Bar 3: 2s set, dance down below 3s then cast up round 3s to 2nd place
Bar 5: 3s set, dance in & down touching hands & cast back to 3rd place
9-16
Reels of 3 on sides (1s cast, 2s dance up, 3s cast up to start), 1s cross RH to 3rd pl opp side for 1/2 reel on opp side (bar 11) & lead up RH, curving round to top place own sides & face down in middle, 2s finish in middle facing up, 3s in 3rd place
17-24
1s+2s dance the Rondel. 1s in 2nd place face down
25-32
2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: Aug. 29, 2015, 10:37 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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Gerd Weder
Added on: June 1, 2013, 9:43 a.m.
Quality: Good

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