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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)

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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!