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Dance The Deil amang the Tailors1582

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3.3/5 (9 votes)
rank: 42 of 970

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

Devised by:
Unknown
Intensity
880 800 880 888 = 66% (1 turn), 50% (whole dance)
Formations:
Hands across - 4 - with setting (HX;4P;SET;)
Lead down and up (DWNUP;LEAD;)
Allemande for 2 couples (ALLMND;2C;)
Hands round - 6 - and back (HR;6P;BACK;)
Steps:
Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in:
Book 14 [7]
Pocket: Books 13,14,15 [19]
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing [103]
101 Scottish Country Dances [20]
Thirty Popular Scottish Country Dances [2]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 8 [48]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 7 [39]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 6 [37]
Recommended Music:
Deil Amang the Tailors (Thompson)
Hon Mrs Maule's Favourite (Niel Gow)

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The title almost certainly refers to a table game of skittles. This game involves nine small skittles to be knocked down by a ball on a string attached to an arm similar to a miniature garden ‘swingball’ or, in a larger version, by directing a spinning top at the skittles.

Why the devil should be among the tailors, however, remains a mystery although it has been suggested that a tailor’s devil is a pressing iron and the title refers to its use by a number of tailors who traditionally sit in a circle on a large workbench.

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NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClip
The Deil amang The Tailors Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band Scottish Dance Favourites Volume 1 CD 5 R32 84:51 36.4 [S]
The Deil amang The Tailors Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band Book 14. LP+ 2 R32 84:51 36.4 [S]
The Deil amang The Tailors Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band Fifteen Dances, Part Two MC 7 R32 84:51 36.4 [S]
The Deil amang the Tailors McDuff's Ceilidh Band Artistic License CD+ 12 R32 84:58 37.2
The Deil amang the Tailors Scottish Weekend Ensemble Memories of Scottish Weekend CD 5 R32 84:41 35.1 [S]
The Deil amang the Tailors Jim MacLeod and his Band Scottish Dance Favourites LP+ 11 R32 84:20 32.5
The Deil amang the Tailors Jim MacLeod and his Band More Sounds of Scotland LP 4 R32 84:20 32.5
The Deil amang the Tailors Jim MacLeod and his Band Golden Hour of Scottish Dancing LP 11 R32 84:20 32.5
The Deil amang the Tailors Jimmy Shand and his Band Scottish Country Dances in Strict Tempo (No. 2) LP 5 R32 80:00 0.0
The De'il Amang the Tailors Jimmy Shand and his Band Dancing Through Scotland LP 9 R32 80:00 0.0
The Deil amang the Tailors Andrew Rankine and his Band Scottish Dance Party LP 6 R32 40:00 0.0
The Deil Amang the Tailors Reel of Seven Dance for Joy Encore! CD 14 R32 84:35 34.4
The De'il Amang the Tailors Jimmy Shand and his Band My Scotland LP 6 R32 60:00 0.0
The Deil Amang the Tailors Bobby Brown and The Scottish Accent Are You Ready? .... Well Here We Go! CD 1 R32 85:03 37.9
The Deil amang the Tailors John Taylor & Andrew Imbrie Live CD 10 R32 84:39 34.9 [S]
The Deil amang the Tailors Jimmy Blair and his Scottish Dance Band Jimmy Blair's Scottish Dance Party LP 7 R32 80:00 0.0
De'il Amang the Tailors The Music Makars Live and Well CD 11 R32 42:22 35.5 [S]
De'il Amang the Tailors Rutherford, Maureen & Copland, Neil Medal Tests for Young Dancers CD 14 R32 21:16 38.0
The De'il Amang the Tailors Bobby Brown and The Scottish Accent Celtic Fire in the Music CD 14 R32 84:43 35.4 [S]
The Deil amang the Tailors Muriel Johnstone & Keith Smith Silver Tassie and other Favourite Dances CD 1 R32 84:52 36.5 [S]
The Deil Amang the Tailors James Coutts and his Scottish Dance Band Book 14. Music for Twelve Scottish Country Dances CD 7 R32 84:45 35.6 [S]
The Deil amang the Tailors Tim Wright and his Scottish Dance Band Tim Wright and his Scottish Dance Band CD 8 R32 63:16 32.7
The Deil amang the Tailors Jimmy Shand and his Band King of the Button Box CD 18 R32 63:18 33.0

Eric Ferguson's SCD Cribs

1–
1c+2c set, ½ RHA ; set, ½ LHA
9–
1c lead down the middle and up, 2c step in for
17–
1c+2c Allemande
25–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back.
Crib was checked by its author · Source: Eric T. Ferguson

MiniCribs

1-8
1s+2s set & dance RH across 1/2 way, set & dance LH across 1/2 way back to place
9-16
1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24
1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Crib accuracy is unknown · Source: MiniCrib

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5 Zoltán Gräff Jan. 5, 2013, 1:57 p.m. Good [THUMBNAIL]
7 YouTube Automatic Uploader Aug. 18, 2013, 12:47 p.m. Good [THUMBNAIL]
4 YouTube Automatic Uploader Dec. 17, 2012, 3:18 p.m. Informal/Social [THUMBNAIL]
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2 YouTube Automatic Uploader Dec. 17, 2012, 3:18 p.m. Informal/Social [THUMBNAIL]
1 Anselm Lingnau March 12, 2012, 10:51 a.m. Animation [THUMBNAIL]

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