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Dance The Bees of Maggieknockater445

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4.1/5 (7 votes)
rank: 12 of 973

Also known as »The Knees of Baggy Trousers« (unofficial).

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

Devised by:
John Drewry (1975)
Intensity
8040 8888 8888 8044 = 71% (1 turn), 72% (whole dance)
Formations:
Hands across - 4 - right (HX;4P;R;)
Reel of three - promenade hold - half (REEL;PRMHLD;R3;HALF;)
Steps:
Skip-Change
Published in:
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing [188]
The Canadian Book of Scottish Country Dances [2]
The Reel [133]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 8 [15]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 7 [11]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 6 [11]
Online Sources:
http://www.javastandrewsociety.com/Scottish%20Country%20Dances/BeesOfMaggieknockater.htm
Recommended Music:
Forres Country Dance (Robert R Gourlay)

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In the note on the original dance instructions, John Drewry wrote:
Maggieknockater is a hamlet two miles North-east of Craigellachie. In a field there beside the road is a large sign – Maggieknockater Apiary – hence the title of this dance
Some years later, John noted that the apiary had closed and the sign had been removed.

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NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClip
The Bees of Maggieknockater David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 3 CD 1 J32 42:18 34.5 [S]
The Bees of Maggieknockater Alastair Hunter & the Lorne Scottish Dance Band Let's Dance Again... MC 5 J32 42:24 36.0
The Bees of Maggieknockater Drummond Cook and his Scottish Dance Band Tae Gar Ye Loup LP+ 3 J32 42:23 35.8 [S]
The Bees of Maggieknockater Caber Feidh Caber Feidh LP 8 J32 42:12 33.0
The Bees of Maggieknockater Robert Whitehead & the Danelaw Band Strictly Scottish Volume Two CD+ 8 J32 42:15 33.8
The Bees of Maggieknockater Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish Music LP+ 6 J32 42:17 34.2
The Bees of MaggieKnockater Ian Cruickshanks and his Band Nice to See You CD 13 J32 42:16 34.0
The Bees of Maggieknockater Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band Salute t' Scottish Dancing LP 4 J32 40:00 0.0
The Bees of Maggieknockater Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band Best in Scottish Dance Music, The, Volume 3 MC 1 J32 40:00 0.0
The Bees of Maggieknockater The Scotsmen Two More Couples Please LP 11 J32 40:00 0.0
The Bees of Maggieknockater Marian Anderson and her Band The Fisherman's Reel CD 5 J32 42:24 36.0
The Bees of Maggieknockater Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band Scottish Country Dancing Volume 3 (Music for Collins Pocket Reference. Vol 3) CD 1 J32 42:28 37.0
Bees of Maggieknockater Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra Vancouver - 20th Anniversary CD 1 J32 42:27 36.8

Eric Ferguson's SCD Cribs

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; 1c+3c RHA, finish as pairs 1M+3W & 3M+1W facing out on W/M side in promhold
9–
Pairs+ 2c+4c Rsh ½Reels3 on sides ; pairs meet & take P in promhold for Lsh ½Reels3 on sides
17–
Meet and repeat (as pairs Rsh ½Reels3 ; with P Lsh ½Reels3)
25–
1c (passing inside) turn 3c 1½ Easy Hand ; 1c cross and passing inside turn 4c EH 1½ (to 2,3,4,1)
Crib was checked by its author · Source: Eric T. Ferguson

MiniCribs

1-8
1s cross RH & cast 1 place, dance RH across with 3s & end 1M+3L also 1L+3M in prom hold facing out to pass corner person RSh
9-24
All dance 4x1/2 Reels of 3 on sides (to right to start, then left, right & left) with 1s+3s changing partners in centre at end of each 1/2 Reel to progress Men clockwise & Ladies anticlockwise. End in centre 1s facing down & 3s facing up
25-32
1s dance between 3s turning 3s with nearer hand 1.1/2 times, crossing over to own sides & turn 4th person 1.1/2 times (Men RH & Ladies LH)
Crib accuracy is unknown · Source: MiniCrib

Keith Rose's Diagrams

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1 Martina Mueller-Franz Nov. 12, 2012, 4:54 p.m. Good [THUMBNAIL]
6 Eric Ferguson Jan. 18, 2013, 11:54 a.m. Good [THUMBNAIL]
4 YouTube Automatic Uploader Dec. 17, 2012, 3:17 p.m. Reasonable [THUMBNAIL]
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Budapest Local Club 06.05.2014 Zoltán Gräff 6 May 2014, 22:09
2014-15 New York Branch Dance List Sue Ronald 24 August 2014, 21:38
2013-14 New York Branch Dance List Sue Ronald 19 June 2013, 17:40
Brooklyn John Drewry Night 2013 R C 5 November 2013, 15:19
Budapest Local Club 03.04.2014 Zoltán Gräff 4 April 2014, 11:32
Budapest Local Club 10.01.2013 Zoltán Gräff 14 February 2013, 16:58
Scotia Social June 9th, 2014 Sue Ronald 4 June 2014, 21:09
ZA 2014-07-17 Tribute to John Drewry Heather McBurnie 8 July 2014, 12:13
Budapest Local Club 07.03.2013 Zoltán Gräff 12 March 2013, 13:54
ZA 2014-09-20 McGregor Village Ceilidh Heather McBurnie 2 September 2014, 12:12
FSCDC 18 December 2012 Anselm Lingnau 19 December 2012, 14:16
Scotia Dancers/RSCDS New York Branch End of Year Party. June 23rd, 2014 Sue Ronald 26 May 2014, 17:30
Maidenhead 2014-01-11 Highland Ball David McQuillan 20 December 2013, 02:12
Iberian Weekend 2013 - Saturday dance (March, 9) Rocio Alcala-Quintana 9 January 2013, 19:14
Oldenburg 2012-09-17 Judith Kowalczik 9 February 2014, 11:36
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Oldenburg 2012-09-10 Judith Kowalczik 9 February 2014, 11:35
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RSCDS Birmingham Summer Social June 2014 Nicola Scott 22 January 2014, 11:28
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RSCDS BHS 2013-10-12 Autumn Social David McQuillan 7 October 2013, 23:01
San Diego Spring Fling Dance March 2014 Ward Fleri 17 January 2014, 06:14
Basingstoke 2012-12-08 Christmas Charity Dance David McQuillan 3 November 2012, 12:49
14 12 13 Brighton & Hove Chris Pratt 23 September 2014, 18:59
Budapest 2013 Welcome Dance – 26 April Anselm Lingnau 9 January 2013, 01:54
Bodmin Cream Tea Dance Riekje O. 15 April 2014, 15:30
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2003 - 2013 Cord Walter 19 May 2014, 23:25
Scotia Social with Live Music May 5, 2014 Sue Ronald 25 April 2014, 16:02
140502 Edinburgh Br. 90th Ann. Ball Martina Mueller-Franz 2 December 2013, 17:01
Scotia Social April 7th, 2014 Sue Ronald 7 April 2014, 01:57
Cologne 2012 Sir Toby 4 September 2012, 20:37
RSCDS New York Branch End of Series Party Nov. 14, 2013 Sue Ronald 5 November 2013, 14:34
Fado & SCD in Estoril Gala Ball (6 Dec 2014) Anselm Lingnau 7 July 2014, 23:56
Budapest SCD Weekend - 2013.03.09 evening Zoltán Gräff 11 March 2013, 11:21
LA & Orange County Branches Burns Ball 2014 Ward Fleri 4 January 2014, 01:17
140705 AWEsome Social Diana Hastie 17 June 2014, 08:39
MADRID 2015-IBERIAN SCD WEEKEND-FRIDAY DANCE Fiona Perez Peterkin 26 July 2014, 12:47
S. Cal. Interbranch Dance 2014 Ward Fleri 6 September 2014, 19:16
Fleet 2014-04-12 Apprentices Dance David McQuillan 10 February 2014, 23:16
Leeds Club Dance 24th May 2014 Irene Dracup 13 May 2014, 18:23
Addlestone 2012-11-17 Annual Dance David McQuillan 19 October 2012, 12:36
Van Isle Social Feb 10 Gordon Robinson 20 January 2012, 14:06
Vienna 2014 Saturday Social Dance Lena Hamelbeck-Galle 23 March 2014, 10:13
Charles and Noreen's Party Christine Grove 6 September 2013, 14:38
Leeds Club Dance 27th Sept 2014 Irene Dracup 31 August 2014, 12:08
Thistle Club Sept 2013 Jan Jones 17 August 2013, 21:04
Berkhamsted Drewry Dance Saturday 15th November 2014 Jane Rose 11 October 2014, 23:23
ZA 2014-10-13 Sunflowers and Heather Heather McBurnie 29 August 2014, 16:21
Drewry Night 2014 Sue Ronald 26 October 2014, 12:57
RSCDS Falkirk 2014 Crieff Hydro - Saturday Craig Skinner 19 February 2014, 22:40
Oxford Open Air Dance 2014 Richard Stamper 30 June 2014, 21:55
14 11 15 Brighton RSCDS Chris Pratt 23 September 2014, 18:49
Dancing Holiday Club 19 04 14 Chris Pratt 15 April 2014, 15:24
RSCDS Falkirk 2014 Clackmannanshire Joint Dance Craig Skinner 12 March 2014, 13:52
Nantwich Presidents and Visitors Night - Mon 3 Nov 2014 Christine Grove 25 July 2014, 11:27
Marlow 2013-06-01 Spring Dance 2013 David McQuillan 28 April 2013, 02:34
Lancs and Cheshire Federation Ball 22 Nov 2014 Christine Grove 7 April 2014, 15:59
Reading 2014-02-08 Annual Ball David McQuillan 20 December 2013, 21:42
Sat 22 Mar 2014 - Nantwich & District Ball Christine Grove 14 October 2013, 11:52
York, North Humberside and Leeds Ball Christine Parker-Jones 23 September 2013, 11:29
Sat 22 Mar 2014 - Nantwich & District Ball Christine Grove 28 February 2014, 00:01
Camberley 2012-10-20 Charity Dance David McQuillan 3 October 2012, 14:32
Newbury 2012-11-10 Annual Dance David McQuillan 3 October 2012, 22:40
Pawling 2014 Sue Ronald 7 February 2014, 08:52
Eastbourne and Grange-over-Sands 2013 Truus de Ceuster 3 November 2013, 21:44
Scarborough 2014 Truus de Ceuster 14 October 2014, 20:32
Torquay 2014 Truus de Ceuster 18 February 2014, 19:07

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