Dance The Bees of Maggieknockater 445

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
Steps
  • Skip-Change
Published in
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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.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
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] Bill Bryce/The Soldier's Dance/The Deil Amang the Mealmen/Off She Goes
The Bees of Maggieknockater Alastair Hunter & the Lorne Scottish Dance Band Let's Dance Again... MC 5 J32 42:24 36.0 Mr & Mrs MacRogerson/The Belvidere Jig/Kilrenny Jig
The Bees of Maggieknockater Drummond Cook and his Scottish Dance Band Tae Gar Ye Loup LP+ 3 J32 42:23 35.8 [S] Forres Country Dance/John D. Burgess
The Bees of Maggieknockater Caber Feidh Caber Feidh LP 8 J32 42:12 33.0 Forres Country Dance/The Brisk Young Lad
The Bees of Maggieknockater Robert Whitehead & the Danelaw Band Strictly Scottish Volume Two CD+ 8 J32 42:15 33.8 Forres Country Dance/Snowy Monday/Jimmie's Jig/Martin Stewart
The Bees of Maggieknockater Schiehallion SCD Band The Vancouver Collection of Scottish Music LP+ 6 J32 42:17 34.2 Rose Wood/Father O' Flynn/The Blackthorn Stick
The Bees of MaggieKnockater Ian Cruickshanks and his Band Nice to See You CD 13 J32 42:16 34.0 Forres Country Dance/Lady Charlotte Bruce/The Soldier's Dance/The Derry Boat
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 Mr & Mrs MacRogerson/Miss Moira Sinclair/Miss Eleonora Robertson's Favourite
The Bees of Maggieknockater Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band Salute t' Scottish Dancing LP 4 J32 40:00 0.0 Mr & Mrs MacRogerson/Miss Moira Sinclair/Miss Eleonora Robertson's Favourite
The Bees of Maggieknockater The Scotsmen Two More Couples Please LP 11 J32 40:00 0.0 Forres Country Dance/Trip to the Cottage/Tobin's Favourite
The Bees of Maggieknockater Marian Anderson and her Band The Fisherman's Reel CD 5 J32 42:24 36.0 Hartigan's Fancy/Shira's Jig/Christine M Phillips/Apples in Winter
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 Forres Country Dance/Miss Gordon of Park/Miss Sophia Campbell of Saddell's Reel/Finlay J Powrie
Bees of Maggieknockater Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra Vancouver - 20th Anniversary CD 1 J32 42:27 36.8 Rosewood/Father O'Flynn/The Blackthorn Stick

The Bees of Maggieknockater 4/4L · J32

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)

The Bees of Maggieknockater 4/4L · J32

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)

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