Dance Aird of Coigach 54

Jig · 48 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
John Bayly (1975)
Intensity
4444/8888/8440/8404/8866/4444 = 64% (1 turn), 65% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
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Aird of Coigach 4/4L · J48

1–
All four men cross above P, cast below 4W and back up own side to 4,3,2,1
9–
All circle8 and back, end in a square set
17–
1M+LH person (=2M) & 1W+LH person (=2W) dance as pairs diagonally across the circle (1M pair forms arch, 1W pair passes under) through opposite places, divide and 1M & 1W cast R to pick up next person on left in the circle ; 1W+3M & 1M+3W repeat across
25–
1W+4W & 1M+4M repeat diagonally ; 1W+2M & 1M+2W repeat up and down
33–
Top and bottom couples cross RH to start 4 changes of a snow ball chain, to finish Men 2,3,4,1 and Women 1,4,3,2
41–
All women cross below opposite man, cast up round top and down own side to longwise set 2,3,4,1

Aird of Coigach 4/4L · J48

1-8
All Men dance across passing partner RSh & cast down to the bottom of set (4th Man leading), cross the bottom of the set & up Men's side
9-16
All circle 8H round & back (retaining the circle formation to bar 40)
17-20
1s with dancers on their left (1M+2M & 1L+2L) NHJ cross diagonally (Men's arch) & both pairs turn away from each other to face in
21-24
1s with dancers on their left (1M+3L & 1L+3M) NHJ cross over (1M+3L make arch) both pairs turning away from each other to face in
25-32
1s continue this Fig 2 more times to end with top 2 dancers facing each other also bottom dancers facing each other for a Snowball Grand Chain
33-40
All dance Snowball Grand Chain for 4 cpls:
End couples cross RH & change places LH on side with side persons
Original side persons cross RH while original end couples change places RH on sides & all change places LH on sides
41-48
All Ladies dance across passing opposite Man RSh & cast up to top, cross & down on the Ladies' side to end opposite partner. 2 3 4 1

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