Dance Bannockburn 700 16126

Jig · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Norma Macleod (2013)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
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This dance was devised to ...

This dance was devised to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

The dance comprises a formation in bars 25-32, that is a progressive variation of a Grand Chain with 2 bars per hand and when dancing across the dancers turn once round instead of crossing. In the original description, this movement was paraphrased as 'Chain progression'. However, ... The 'Chain Progression' was seemingly invented by Eric Forbes in the dances 'Summer in Assynt' and 'Glen Mor' in the Birmingham Book 1973 'Twelve Scottish Country Dances', but the figure in 'Bannockburn 700' is not similar to Eric Forbes' figure named 'Chain progression'. Instead there is another figure described in Eric Forbes' dance 'Ailsa Craig' in the same book. This figure is referred to as 'Progressive Chain for three couples' and is indeed identical to the figure in bars 25-32 of 'Bannockburn 700'... seemingly the two figures have been mistaken here.

This figure is now described in the database as "Grand Chain - progressive (with turns)".

Bannockburn 700 3/4L · J40

1c turn RH | cast (2c up) ; All set | All turn P LH ½ into Allemande hold facing down
Inverted 3C Allemande (3x,1x,2x)
All set | 1c turn LH ½ to middle facing up, cast round 3c to 3pl while{4} 2c cross LH and cast to 2pl while{2} 3c cross LH (3,2,1)
Progressive (non-crossing) G-Chain: top C full turn RH while{2} sides change RH | bottom C full turn LH while{2} sides change LH ; repeat [25-28] (2,1,3)
Circle6 and back

Bannockburn 700 3/4L · J40

1s turn RH, cast. 2s+1s+3s set, 1/2 turn partners LH into allemande hold facing down
2s+1s+3s dance reverse allemande
3s+1s+2s set, 3s cross LH while 1s 1/2 turn LH & dance up, cast to 3rd place while 2s cross LH & cast up to 2nd place 3 2 1
3s turn RH while 2s+1s change places RH on sides, 2s turn LH while 3s+1s change places LH on sides
1s turn RH while 3s+2s change places RH on sides, 3s turn LH while 1s+2s change places LH on sides 2 1 3
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Budapest SCD Weekend 2015 - dances taught 2015-04-25 Zoltán Gräff April 26, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Castle Club with Nicol McLaren 180303 2018-03-03 Kate Kinnear Jan. 4, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
Stirling - Bridge of Allan - 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 Verl Girl Aug. 8, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Stirling with Jim Lindsay 2017-08-19 Kate Kinnear July 17, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Castle Club with Jim Lindsay 2015-12-12 Kate Kinnear Dec. 4, 2015, 8:13 p.m.
160917 B of A with Dewar 2016-09-17 Kate Kinnear Sept. 15, 2016, 10:29 p.m.
Potters Pairs Weekend 2018 - Advanced Class 2018-04-14 Cord Walter April 15, 2018, 11:18 p.m.
160625 Bridge of Allan with Nicol McLaren 2016-06-25 Kate Kinnear June 22, 2016, 3:06 p.m.

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