Dance The Lily In The Valley 3812

Strathspey · 96 bars · 4 couples (2x,4x) · Longwise - 4

Devised by
Iain Boyd (1972)
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Completed on Saturday 25th November ...

Completed on Saturday 25th November, 1972 but slightly modified twice since then.

No specific recorded music exists but Stan Hamilton's "The Saint John River " may be used if the dancers are patient enough to stand for 32 bars until the second tune begins.

The Lily In The Valley 4/4L · S96

2s & 4s start on opp sides

Figure 1

1-8
All set & cross RH, all set & cross back RH
9-16
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance 1/2 RH across & all loop round pulling back LSh & 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across. 2(1)4(3)
17-24
2s+1s also 4s+3s Set+Link twice
25-28
2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H round to left 1/2 way & Men turn Lady on right 2H, all circle 8H round to left 1/2 way to end 4(3)2(1)

Figure 2

1-8
All set & cross RH, 4s facing 3s & 2s facing 1s on sides turn LH 1.1/2 times. (4)3(2)1
9-16
3s+4s also 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
17-24
All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32
All Men turn Lady on sides into Allemande hold & promenade anticlockwise 1/2 way, 1/2 turn Allemande partner under Man's right arm to end (1)2(3)4

Figure 3

1-8
1L+2M also 3M+4L dance RH across, 1L+2M also 3M+4L dance across between partners & cast right to vacant places (keeping Lady on left)
9-16
Top 2 couples also bottom 2 couples dance R&L
17-24
1M+2L also 3L+4M repeat bars 1-8 but dancing LH across & casting left (4)3(2)1
25-32
4s+3s also 2s+1s dance 1/2 R&L, turn ptnr RH 1.1/2 times to end 3(4)1(2)

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