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Dance The Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord658

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Strathspey · 64 bars · 4 couples · Square

Devised by:
John Drewry (1964)
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Grand Chain for 6 (GCHAIN;6P;)
Hands round - 8 - and back (HR;8P;BACK;)
Reel of four - across from/to sidelines (REEL;ACROSS;R4;SIDEL;)
Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Strathspey travel
Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Published in:
Bon Accord Book of Scottish Country Dances [18]
Scottish Reels are Fun [13]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 8 [22]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 7 [17]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 6 [16]
Recommended Music:
The Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord (James Scott Skinner)

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Eric Ferguson's SCD Cribs

8 bars introduction: all stand [1-4] ; bow/curtsey to P [5-6], bow/curtsey to corners [7-8].
1c+3c advance, with person opposite dance out & cross between side couples and meet own P in opposite place ; 1c+3c Turn RH to finish with W on left of M.
2c+4c repeat ; finish all M facing out
All C double Reels4 (LHA in the middle), at end all W dance ½ place clw to meet next man (1W+2M, etc.)
All pairs turn W into Allemande hold and dance cclw half round {5}, all M turn W as in Allemande to face them along the circle (M face cclw, W clw) {1} | All pull back Rsh & dance to own places, passing P Rsh.
All set, turn P BH, into ; 1c+4c & 2c+3c circle4 L, into
Circle8 and back.
Crib was checked by its author · Source: Eric T. Ferguson


(8 bar introduction) All stand for 4 bars then bow & curtsey to Partner & to Corner
1s+3s lead into centre & lead opposite person through side couples, cross, cast to meet partner & turn RH to end with Lady on Man's left
2s+4s repeat & end with Men facing out
All dance full interlocking Reels of 4 across giving LH in centre, ending with Ladies dancing clockwise round outside of set to meet next Man as Men dance anticlockwise (from LH across) to meet next Lady
Men turn new partner RH into Allemande hold, dance round anticlockwise 1/2 way & turn Ladies to face them (as ordinary allemande)
All cast round to right passing original partner & turn in to face them
All dance Grand Chain
All set to partners & turn 2H opening into 4H round (1s+4s & 2s+3s) opening into
All circle 8H round & back
Crib accuracy is unknown · Source: MiniCrib

Keith Rose's Diagrams

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Diagram was verified by another person · Source: Keith Rose (Keith Rose)
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