Alan Winston’s Adaptation of “Elverton Grove” (Tom Cook’s reconstruction from Walsh 1712)
1 person in any spot of a duple minor set, but decide which one it is
Caution: no rest at all – four times through may be plenty.
(Many good versions of the music on youtube; here’s one:
Gotham Carnival plays on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atlVq8mPtoQ)
Also on Bare Necessities: More Favorites of the Boston Centre
Counts are in BEATS
1-4: Turn single in the direction that starts inside the set
5-8: face across – balance forward and back
9-16: cross the set and turn right to face
1-16: Turn single right, balance and cross.
1-8: lead across the set and cast back to place
9-16: lead up or down (whichever keeps you inside the set)
17-28: brisk whole figure eight up/down
29-40: brisk whole figure eight across
41-44: take four steps to walk 1 place CW around the set; dance repeats from new position.
Alan notes that he was “Moved to do this by hearing Anna Patton / Ethan Hazzard-Watkins / Karen Axelrod play on Facebook Live just now.”
That was April 14, 2020, I believe that even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still watch the video on Karen Axelrod’s Facebook page. Elverton Grove is about 36 minutes in. The video is a lovely visit with some of our favorite musicians!