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Dance: “The Collingwood Oaks” by Jen 22 March, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Art, Cuthbert Collingwood, Royal Navy.
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You have no idea how much fun it is to see all the talent and creativity connected with Collingwood 2010 celebrations. Today, here’s another truly amazing thing for you: Jen wrote a dance in Collingwood’s honour!

THE COLLINGWOOD OAKS (Strathspey 8×32)
A strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple set

Written for the 200th anniversary of the death of Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood on 7th March 1810.

1-8 1C turn RH and cast off one place. 1C dance a petronella turn to finish in lines of three across the dance, 1L between 2C and 1M between 3C. All set.
9-16 1L with 2M,3M and 1M with 2L,3L dance RH wheels. 1C turn LH to their own sidelines. All set.
17-24 1C followed by 2C dance down between 3C, part and cast back up, dance up to the top and cast off – 1C dance through 2nd place to finish facing 1st corners, 2C finish in 1st place.
25-32 Corners pass and turn – 1st corners turn RH and dance back to place while 1C dance a loop around them and finish fancing 2nd corners. Repeat with 2nd corners. 1C finish by passing RS to 2nd place on their own sides.

You can also find the dance in  Jen’s LJ ( source ).

(c) “The Collingwood Oaks”: Jen. Reposted here with her permission.


Musical Collingwood? 2 March, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Art, Cuthbert Collingwood, General, Trivia.
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No, not “Collingwood – The Musical” (neat idea, though). Yilla has a question, and I’m curious about this as well – are there any music-lovers / music historians out there who could tell us more?

Back when I was plotting to write dances for people, I came across the names of two tunes from the time – one listed as a pipe march called ‘Lord Collingwood’s Victory’, and another called ‘Admiral Collingwood’s March’.

That’s all I know about them – I don’t think either was in an online tune collection, and I’m not a musician anyway.)

But I liked knowing that they existed, and that people had wanted to write them – maybe they’ll turn up in some of the various concerts planned? :)

My google-fu only produced one reference for “Admiral Collingwood’s March” – here.

Any information would be appreciated!