Dance The Flying Scotsman 2260

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

Devised by
Hugh A Thurston
Intensity
444 444 800 888 = 58% (1 turn), 44% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
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Recommended Music
Extra info
This dance was first published ...

This dance was first published by Hugh Thurston in his book Sixteen Scottish Country Dances (1945-1967). The Flying Scotsman was (maybe still is) the fastest steam engine train to travel between London and Edinburgh.

Jo Hamilton suggests, "When working with audience participation dancers from 8 to 80, I will form 3 couple sets and have 1st couple slip step down the middle and up to the bottom of their set in bars 17-24. This dance tells a story of a train's journey that new dancers find easy to remember.

1-8 The train's journey through the hills from London to Edinburgh.
9-16 The train's journey from Edinburgh to London.
17-24 The train track (rails).
25-32 The electrical poles flashing past. (British trains are powered by electricity.) "

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
The Flying Scotsman Luke Brady's Scottish Dance Band Take Your Partners For Vol 3 CD 11 J32 42:26 36.5 Roaring Jelly/Malcolm Ross/Donald Iain Rankine
The Flying Scotsman Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 7 CD 2 J32 84:14 31.8 [S] Roaring Jelly/The Humours of Donnybrook/Old Man Dillon/The Kesh Jig
The Flying Scotsman Robin Ellis and his Band Scottish Jigs and Reels for Children MC 11 J32 40:00 0.0 4472/Bonnie Kate
The Flying Scotsman The Occasionals Back in Step CD 3 J32 84:35 34.4 Duncan's Return/Sixteen Miles to the Bottle/Lesley Wood's Reel/The Burgh of Barony
The Flying Scotsman Craigenroan Testing the Water CD 0 J32 40:00 0.0
The Flying Scotsman George Bell and his Band Very Best of George Bell's Scottish Dance Band, The - Vol 1 CD 10 R32 42:22 35.5 The Fairy Dance/The Reel of Tulloch/Greenwoodside/Da Tushker
The Flying Scotsman Rutherford, Maureen & Copland, Neil Medal Tests for Young Dancers CD 4 J32 10:43 43.0 Roaring Jelly
The Flying Scotsman Rutherford, Maureen & Copland, Neil Medal Tests for Young Dancers CD 5 J32 21:16 38.0 Roaring Jelly/Biddy the Bowlwife
The Flying Scotsman Lindsay Weir and her Scottish Dance Band Celtic Steps CD 20 R32 42:34 38.5 Silver Walk/The Ginga Whinga/Aly's Ginger Cake Experience/Don the Drone Tuner
The Flying Scotsman The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band Are ye dancin'? - The Ceilidh CD 17 R32 42:23 35.8 Reine du Carnivales/Hill of Keir/Maggie's Bucket/Old Willie Hunter

The Flying Scotsman 3/4L · J32

1–
1W followed by 2W+3W cross, dance behind 1M, in front of 2M, behind 3M, cross and dance up to own places (Ladies' Train)
9–
Men repeat (Men's Train)
17–
1c BHJ slip down the middle (2c up) ; and up to 2pl (2,1,3)
25–
2c+1c+3c (NHJ on sidelines) slip down and back

The Flying Scotsman 3/4L · J32

1-8
1L followed by 2L+3L cross, cast behind 1M, in front of 2M, behind 3M, cross & dance up to places
9-16
1M followed by 2M+3M repeat around Ladies
17-24
1s slip step down the middle & up to 2nd place
25-32
2s+1s+3s slip step down & back

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