Dance The Dundee Whaler 1838

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Roy Clowes
Intensity
0808/8888/8080/6222 = 59% (1 turn), 59% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Bob Donald, editor of the ...

Bob Donald, editor of the Ormskirk Memorial Edition, adds the following in the concluding "Notes for Teachers":

Bars 25-32. The question posed here is whether in this sequence of changes across the dance, the dancers should slip into place or turn in with a polite turn. The answer is quite unequivocal. The dancers SLIP into place.

The reason is that in this figure, Roy is representing the tacking to and fro of the ship and therefore the line followed by the leading dancers to the foot of the set has sharp changes of direction just as the ship would have.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
The Dundee Whaler Rob Gordon and his Band The Complete Caledonian Ball CD+ 11 S32 44:05 61.2 [S] The Piper of Dundee/Stan & Nancy Peacock's Strathspey/Niel Gow's Wife/Mrs Grant
The Dundee Whaler The Deirdre Adamson Quartet Come Scottish Country Dancing CD+ 3 S32 44:02 60.5 [S] The Piper of Dundee/Doon the Burn, Davie Lad/Charlie is my Darling/The Standard on the Braes of Mar
The Dundee Whaler The Maple Leaf Scottish Dance Band Welcome to Tayside LP 2 S320:00 0 The Piper of Dundee/Mary and Maurice Cooper/Miss Elizabeth Baillie/Mrs B. Jolly
Suitable for Balmoral Strathspey, Dundee Whaler, The Danelaw Country Dance Band Country Dancers Delight LP 8 S32 44:02 60.5 Gloomie Winter/The Miller o' Hirn/The Auld Brig o'Ayr/Mrs Garden of Troup
Suitable for Balmoral Strathspey, Dundee Whaler, The Danelaw Country Dance Band Let's Go Scottish Country Dancing Vol 5 CD 14 S32 44:02 60.5 Gloomie Winter/The Miller o' Hirn/The Auld Brig o'Ayr/Mrs Garden of Troup
Suitable for Balmoral Strathspey, Dundee Whaler, The Danelaw Country Dance Band Let's Go Scottish Country Dancing Vol 4 CD 2 S32 44:02 60.5 Gloomie Winter/The Miller o' Hirn/The Auld Brig o'Ayr/Mrs Garden of Troup
The Dundee Whaler Sound Company Best Foot Forward MC 12 S32 44:06 61.5 [S] The Piper of Dundee/The Bobby Harvey Strathspey/Cropie's Strathspey/The Lad Wi' the Plaidie
The Dundee Whaler Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band Best in Scottish Dance Music, The, Volume 2 MC 9 S32 80:00 0.0 The Piper of Dundee/The Wark o' the Weavers/The Music o' Spey
The Dundee Whaler Ron Gonnella & Stan Hamilton Scottish Dance Masters, The Vol 4 MC 2 S32 43:58 59.5 The Piper of Dundee/Lady Mary Ramsay/Loudon's Bonnie Woods
The Dundee Whaler Andrew Rankine and his Band Scottish Country Dance Favourites Volume I LP 7 S32 43:56 59.0 The Piper of Dundee/Donald Blue/McGinty's Meal and Ale/The Conversazione
The Dundee Whaler Ian McCallum and his Scottish Dance Band Across the Tay MC 3 S32 44:03 60.8 The Piper of Dundee/North of the Grampians/Graham's Rant/Largo Law
The Dundee Whaler The Music Makars Dance, Sing and Rejoice CD 5 S32 44:07 61.8 [S]
The Dundee Whaler The Music Makars Dance, Sing and Rejoice CD 16 S32 44:07 61.8 [S]
The Dundee Whaler Fred Moyes Transatlantic Ties CD 3 S32 44:07 61.8 The Piper of Dundee/Auld Luckie/Craigendoran

The Dundee Whaler 4/4L · S32

1–
2c+4c petronella (to 1,2x,3,4x)
9–
1c+2c & 3c+4c L-Chain
17–
1c+3c petronella (to 1x,2x,3x,4x)
25–
1W+2M cross LH | 1M+2W & 1W+3W cross RH ; 1M+3M & 1W+4M cross LH | 1M+4W cross RH (2,3,4,1).

[25-32] represent tacking the ship, therefore no polite turns

The Dundee Whaler 4/4L · S32

1-8
2s & 4s dance Petronella to opposite sides
9-16
1s+2s & 3s+4s dance Ladies Chain
17-24
1s & 3s dance Petronella to opposite sides
25-32
1L+2M change places LH, 1M+2L also 1L+3L change places RH, 1M+3M also 1L+4M change places LH & 1M+4L change RH

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