Dance Blue Bonnets 588

See also: Blue Bonnets (?, (unknown))

Jig · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4

Devised by
Unknown
Intensity
44 44 80 88 = 62% (1 turn), 43% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
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The dark ...

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The dark blue bonnet, or cap, is a typical article of traditional male Scottish attire, and it should not come as a big surprise that the »blue bonnets« in this case refer to the Scots in arms against the English (All the blue bonnets are o'er the border – Sir Walter Scott).

During the past few centuries, Scottish military units sported a variety of bonnets including the »Balmoral bonnet« (a fairly flat cap similar to a beret, but with a cockade and badge at the front left and a »toorie« or fluffy woolen pom-pom, usually red, at the centre of the crown) and the »Glengarry bonnet« (a more elaborate item more like a fore-and-aft or »overseas« cap, with a cockade, badge, red toorie and often a red-and-white diced band at the bottom, cock feathers and long streamer ribbons in the back). Nowadays only the Glengarry bonnet remains in military use, although the Balmoral bonnet is still popular as a part of Highland dress. In So You're Going to Wear the Kilt, J. Charles Thompson claims that »some of my Scottish advisors […] have no use for a Glengarry for anyone of any age who is not forced to wear it by military regulations«.

The music for the dance used to be called Lesley's March (its namesake, one General Lesley, lived in the 17th century and fought, like many other Scots, on the Swedish side in the Thirty-Year War on the Continent before returning to Scotland to lead the army of the »covenanters« against Cromwell), but was renamed Blue Bonnets o'er the Border after Sir Walter Scott had come up with appropriate words to suit the tune.

Blue Bonnets 2/4L · J32

1–
1W+2M A&R ; dance BtoB
9–
1M+2W repeat
17–
1c lead down the middle and up
25–
1c+2c Poussette

Blue Bonnets 2/4L · J32

1-8
1L+2M Adv+Ret & dance DoSiDo
9-16
1M+2L Adv+Ret & dance DoSiDo
17-24
1s lead down the middle & back
25-32
1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1

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Truus de Ceuster
Added on: June 7, 2013, 9:35 p.m.
Quality: Informal/Social

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: June 10, 2015, 11:10 a.m.
Quality: Informal/Social

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: Oct. 25, 2015, 12:28 a.m.
Quality: Animation

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NYC 2017-04-27 (Basic) 2017-04-27 Keira Hartstein April 26, 2017, 3:26 a.m.
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170909/10 HG Games Stuttgart 2017-09-09 Meinhard Reiser July 26, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
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FSCDC 28 November 2017 2017-11-28 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 29, 2017, 1:37 a.m.
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Hogmanay 2017 2017-12-30 Holly Boyd Nov. 20, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
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TAC 2016 Summer School Sunday Social 2016-07-31 Barbara Johnston March 9, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
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New YorK Branch summer dancing August 4, 2016 Sue Ronald July 31, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
160910/11 HG Games Stuttgart 2016-09-10 Meinhard Reiser Aug. 8, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Surbiton 2016 September 8th 2016-09-08 Jenny Kendrick Nov. 17, 2017, 1:22 a.m.
HHK 14 February 2017 2017-02-14 Deborah Leary Feb. 10, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
New Haven Highland Ball 2015-03-07 Peter Price Nov. 24, 2014, 12:13 a.m.
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WSCDS Party May 24 2017 Charlotte Holton May 15, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
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New York Branch Mar 9, 2016 Charlotte Holton March 6, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
SCMV 2016-11-23 TG / Mountain View Class Thanksgiving Party 2016-11-23 Armin Busse Nov. 11, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
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St. John's (NFLD) Fall 2015 Social 2015-11-14 Martin Mulligan Oct. 27, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
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NYC 2017-04-27 2017-04-27 Marc Hartstein April 26, 2017, 4:48 a.m.
17-10-23 St Columba's Dancers Aug. 20, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
RSCDS London Branch Winter Wednesday 2018 2018-02-14 Elaine Davies Oct. 13, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
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KW RSCDS Burns Supper 2015 2015-01-24 Jamie McDougall Jan. 14, 2015, 5:39 a.m.
San Francisco Valentine's Ball 2016-02-13 Dilip Sequeira Feb. 14, 2016, 12:46 a.m.
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