Ceilidh Dance: "The Quadrilles" (not SCD) [The Alberts]

Alasdair Graham

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Checking in Victor Sylvester's book Old Time Dancing published by Herbert
Jenkins I see he lists the figures in The Albert as follows (which is not
the same as these in the link below).

Figure 1 : 1st figure Quadrille
Figure 2 : 2nd figure Caledonian
Figure 3 : 3rd figure Lancers
Figure 4 : Half Waltz Cotillon
Figure 5 : 5th figure Quadrille

Jessie Stuart in her book The Good Old Times describes the 3rd figure of the
Lancers (Devised by Joseph Hart in 1730. Other records cite 'Duval of
Dublin') as the "Basket" figure.

Alasdair Graham
Dumbarton, Scotland

There are instructions for various Quadrilles online as follows:

http://www.bushmusic.org.au/Ball2010DanceInstructions.pdf
Alberts Quadrille and also Lancers Quadrille

Alasdair Graham

I am looking for a description of the Ceilidh dance called simply "The
Quadrilles" by Ceilidh dancers.
(This is a 5 figure Quadrille, parts of which are similar to an Irish Plain
Set -- Under the Wing, 3+1 (wheelbarrow), and Christmas (2 couple basket
swing).)
I would appreciate any briefing notes (if in the public domain), or pointers
to where I might find a description, or any other suggestion.

Peter (in Toronto)

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