Dance Five-Couple Macdonald of the Isles (Big Mac) 12089

Also known as “Big Mac”, “Macdonald of the Isles, Five-couple” (spelling).

Strathspey · 32 bars · 5 couples · Longwise - 5   (Progression: 24153)

Devised by
John F Rigby
Intensity
48884 48884 86884 44088 = 76% (1 turn), 76% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
Published in

Five-Couple Macdonald of the Isles (Big Mac) 5/5L · S32

1–
2c+4c diagonal Reel4 with 1cnrs, at end pass P Lsh to face 2cnrs
9–
2c+4c diagonal Reel4 with 2cnrs (2cnr loop by the R) (to 1,2,3,4,5)
17–
»Cumulative G-Chain« (1c+3c cross RH | 1c+2c & 3c+4c pass LH on the side (2,1x,4,3x,5) ; 2c cross RH and 1c+4c & 3c+5c pass RH on the sides) | 2c+4c & 1c+5c pass LH on the side as 3c cross LH (4,2x,5,1x,3)
25–
4c+2c & 1c+5c ½ R&L ; 4c+5c ½ Fig8 to the R (4W & 5M pass Rsh in the middle) (2,4,1,5,3)

(adapted from Derek Haynes »MacDonald of the Isles«

Five-Couple Macdonald of the Isles (Big Mac) 5/5L · S32

1-8
2s & 4s dance diagonal reels of four with 1st corners & end dancing LSh round partner to face 2nd corners
9-16
2s & 4s dance diagonal reels of four with 2nd corners & ending in original places
17-24
All dance a Cumulative Grand Chain:
17-20 1s+3s cross RH & face down, 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places on the sides LH
21-24 2s cross RH as 1s+4s also 3s+5s change places RH on the sides, 2s+4s also 1s+5s change pls LH on sides as 3s cross LH. 4(2)5(1)3
25-32
4s+2s also 1s+5s dance 1/2 R&L, 4s+5s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 (Men up, Ladies down). 2 4 1 5 3

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