Dance Trip to Gretna Green 11586

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

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844 844 888 822 = 70% (1 turn), 53% (whole dance)
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There was a long discussion ...

There was a long discussion on Strathspey in 2003-2004, trying to identify the author. In July 2011 Andrew Aitken of the "Wichita Scottish Country Dancers" wrote to DD : I first came across this dance in a dance gala posting from the Lees McRae College Banner Elk, North Carolina program back in July 1988. Unfortunately, the program does not list the authors. This is one of my all time favorites.

A crib was received showing the name "B.L. Barnes" in the title. 2 august 2011: this might be Elizabeth (Betty) Lee Barnes, of Washington DC. 30 August 2013: Betty Lee Barnes has denied being the author. The mystery continues.

From Strathspey List, Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:37:48 -0800: I was assured by Mel Briscoe when he taught it at Pinewoods many years ago that it had never been published and exists only as people's notes. If you'd like I have the notes he sent me afterwards. Bruce Herbold, Oakland.

Trip to Gretna Green 3/4L · J32

1–
1c cross RH | cast (2c up) ; 2c+1c+3c A&R
9–
1c cross LH and cast L into lines across ; 2c+1W & 1M+3c A&R
17–
Reels3 across 1c giving Rsh to 1cnr, finish BtB facing 1cnr
25–
1c turn 1cnr RH | pass P Rsh ; turn 2cnr RH, pass P Rsh to (2,1,3)

Trip to Gretna Green 3/4L · J32

1-8
1s cross RH, cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret
9-16
1s cross LH & 1L casts up to end between 2s while 1M casts down to end between 3s & 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret
17-24
1s dance reels of 3 across (RSh to person on right) & end facing 1st corners
25-32
1s turn 1st corners RH, passing RSh turn 2nd corner RH & pass RSh to 2nd places own sides

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Oldenburg 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 Sir Toby May 9, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
RSCDS New York Branch October 6th 2016 Sue Ronald Oct. 5, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
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170617 Sommertanz 2017-06-17 Meinhard Reiser April 20, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
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Pawling 2017 Welcome Dance and Ball 2017-05-19 Sue Ronald Jan. 17, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
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RSCDS New York Branch PARTY September 1st, 2016 Sue Ronald Aug. 17, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch End of Series PARTY April 7th, 2016 Sue Ronald March 16, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch March 24th 2016 Sue Ronald March 22, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
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2016-2017 New York Branch Dance List Sue Ronald March 29, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
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