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Dance Lady Auckland's Reel 3588

Lady Auckland's Reel

Eleanor Elliot, the second daughter of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd Baronet of Minto (1722–1777), was born at Minto House near Denholm in lovely Teviotdale in Roxburghshire.

Sir Gilbert was a statesman and a poet. A member of Parliament in 1754, he became a Lord of the Admiralty and in 1770 was made Treasurer of the Navy. It was he who influenced George III against permitting the rebellious American colonists to tax themselves. Two of his songs, one a pastoral and one an elegy, were included in James Johnson’s The Scots Musical Museum.

Jane Elliot (1727–1805), sister of Sir Gilbert, wrote perhaps the best loved of the three versions of “The Flowers of the Forest”, the only one written in the vernacular, and one that was much admired by Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. (See “The Auld Alliance”)

On 26 September, 1776, Eleanor Elliot married William Eden (1745–1814), an English statesman in the government of George III, whom the king referred to as “a man of deep intrigue”. Eden was Under Secretary of State in 1772, commissioner to the American colonies, and Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1780. Later he was made Ambassador to Spain and Holland. His only Scottish activity was the purely honorary post of Chancellor of Marischal College in Aberdeen. In 1793 William Eden was created Baron Auckland and this dance, published in 1794, is quite obviously in honour of the new Lady Auckland.

Lady Auckland's Reel 2/4L · S32
1–
1W+2W dance between 1M+2M, cast round partners ; meet close to own side and turn each other BH | the M dance in and all turn partners BH
9–
1M+2M repeat
17–
1c lead down the middle and up
25–
1c+2c Allemande
Lady Auckland's Reel 2/4L · S32
1-8
1L+2L dance between partners & cast into centre, turn 2H & 1s+2s turn partners 2H
9-16
1M+2M repeat above Fig
17-24
1s lead down & back to top
25-32
1s+2s dance Allemande

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59 online source not available (anymore) May 19, 2012, 8:23 p.m. Heiko Schmidt Eric Ferguson Normal Fixed