Dance The Alder Burn 68

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1978)
Intensity
16,12,12/844/844 = 75% (1 turn), 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Devised in 1978 for Simon ...

Devised in 1978 for Simon Fraser of Courage Farm, Nairn

The nearest village to Courage Farm is Auldearn. The name "Auldearn" is said by some authorities to mean the "Burn of the Alder Tree" - Hence the name of this dance. The name "Nairn" means "The Alder Tree". W.J.Watson in his book "The History of the Celtic Place Names of Scotland" says that "Auldearn" derives from the Gaelic "Alit Eireann" and means "Ireland's Burn",

The Alder Burn 3/4L · J32

1-16
1c turn RH ½ moving down to face P (2c up) | set swiveling R to face 1cnr ; Dance to Each Corner and Set {12} (every 2 bars: free cnrs set while{2} centres & cnrs pass Rsh plus a Rsh pass in the centre to face the cnr to the R). Finish cnrs in diagonally opposite place and 1c facing 3cnr (pos.),
17--
1c+3cnr turn RH ¾ & face diagonally | set NHJ ; all four RHA ¾, 1cnrpersons to places, 1c to 2pl facing out
25--
1c+4cnr turn LH ¾ & face diagonally | set NHJ ; all four LHA ¾ (2,1,3)

The Alder Burn 3/4L · J32

1-4
1s 1/2 turn RH moving down 1 place, set to partner & turn right about to face 1st corners
5-16
1s Dance to Each Corner & Set:
5- 6 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh & 1st corners pass RSh with a 1/4 turn to right in middle to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set)
7- 8 Original 1st crnrs change places with 2nd crnrs passing RSh & 2nd crnrs pass RSh with a 1/4 turn to right to face 1s in 3rd crnr (pstn) as 1s set
9-10 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh & 1s pass RSh with a 1/4 turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as orig 1st corners set
11-16 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s meet again in middle with 3s & 2s in 1st & 3rd places opposite sides
17-24
1s 3/4 turn corner RH, set (facing in diag with corner on R), 1s+corners dance RH across 1/2 way (crnrs end in orig pl) & 1s face 4th crnr (pstns)
25-32
1s 3/4 turn corners LH, set (facing diagonally in with corner on left), 1s+corners LH across 1/2 way to end 2 1 3

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