Dance The Old Man of Hoy 5060

See also: The Old Man of Hoy (2/4L, Boyd: Let's All Dnc 1)

Strathspey · 40 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
John Drewry (1975)
Intensity
8888 8888 4444 12 12 12 12 8008 = 95% (1 turn), 95% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Recommended Music
Extra info
The instructions say 3c & ...

The instructions say 3c & 4c "start on the wrong side of the dance", and do not mention one or two chords.
The tune is referenced as "Kerr's Second Collection of Merry Melodies for the Violin No 157 page 18"

The Old Man of Hoy 4/4L · S40

To start 3c+4c cross (1,2,3x,4x)

1--
1c+2c & 3c+4c RHA, finishing RHJ facing the end ; dance forward a bit, cast to middle positions, meet and lead to finish RHJ in own places ready for
9--
1c+2c (start up) & 3c+4c (start down) interlocking allemande, (1c & 4c pass each other to finish 2,4x,1,3x)
17-20
All set | turn BH and all W pivot R to face out with P behind ;
21-32
Reel4 {12} on midline, couples in tandem W leading M, 1c & 4c pass end couple Rsh to start, finish (2,4x,1,3x) again with W facing out
33--
2c+4c & 1c+3c Circle4 L ; 1c&4c ½ Fig8 round end cpl (2,4,1x,3x)

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