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Dance Admiral Nelson 43

Reel · 64 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

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Unknown (1805)
8800/8000/8000/8888/8880/8800/8888/8000 = 56% (1 turn), 56% (whole dance)
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
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Admiral Nelson

On 21st October, 1805, the Right Honourable the Viscount Nelson, K. B., was mortally wounded aboard Victory during the triumphant battle of Trafalgar. It is ironic that this dance was published in the same year as Nelson’s death.

Admiral Horatio Nelson, born in Norfolk, England, in 1758, created viscount in 1801, was the hero of all Britain. He was courageous: he gave the sight of his right eye, his right arm, and later, his life in the defense of his country. He was a romantic figure: one only need consider his long attachment to Emma Hamilton, a fact that must have titillated the ladies of his time. He was a great humanitarian: unlike Marlborough and Wellington, his common touch would appeal strongly to the Scots.

The Nelson Monument, atop Calton Hill in Edinburgh, was finished in 1815. Whether by accident or design, it rather resembles an inverted telescope. The English monument to their native son in Trafalgar Square, while in somewhat better taste than the Edinburgh memorial, was not finished until 1849, over forty years after Nelson’s death. But, in Glasgow Green stands another monument honouring Lord Nelson. The energetic Glaswegians began erecting theirs in 1805 and it was finished in 1806. And at the same time there was erected another monument to Admiral Nelson, a seventy-foot octagonal tower atop Cluny Hill in the small Morayshire town of Forres.

Admiral Nelson 4/4L · R64
1c+2c circle4 and back
1W followed by 1M casts off and dances round 2c and back to place
Repeat [9–16], 1M leading
1c+2c & 3c+4c R&L
1c+2c+3c Circle6 and back, finishing for
1c+2c Allemande (2,1,3,4)
2c+1c+3c+4c G-Chain, end couples crossing
1c lead up and cast to 4pl (3c+4c up)
Admiral Nelson 4/4L · R64
1s+2s circle 4H round & back
1L followed by partner casts down below 2s, cross & cast up on Men’s side & back to places
1M repeats this Fig starting by casting down own side followed by partner
1s+2s & 3s+4s R&L
1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back
1s+2s Allemande
All dance Grand Chain
1s lead up to top & cast down own sides to 4th place

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Added on: 2020-01-10 (YouTube Automatic Downloader)
Quality: Informal/Social (RSCDS)

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Swarthmore College English-Scottish Ball 1995 1995-02-11 Andy Peterson Jan. 8, 2018, 4:02 a.m.

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