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10 19:15Warmup

15 19:25The Shetland Shepherdess J32 · 3/4L
Ron Wallace: A Third Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c dance between 2c and cast up to place ; dance ½ Fig8 round 2c (1x,2,3)
1c cross down into mirror Reels3 on own side, 2c starting out and up (1,2,3)
1c (start inwards) change place with 2c EH and face out | 1c turn 3c EH to face up in the middle ; 1c dance to top and cast off (2,1,3)
All A&R and clap on last beat of [28] ; All turn P RH (2,1,3)

5 19:40Step Practice: Pas de basque (normal and advancing)

15 19:45The Wild Geese J32 · 3/4L
RSCDS XXIV 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c+3c set advancing to midline with P on R | BiL ; 1c turn ¾ RH and cast off to 3pl while{4} 3c turn ¾ RH and lead to 1pl (3,2,1)
repeat [1-8] from new positions (1,2,3)
1c lead down the middle (2c up on [19-20]) ; and up to (2,1,3)
2c+1c R&L

15 20:00Miss Eleanor S32 · 3/3L
Ann Dix: RSCDS XLIX 5 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Mirror Reels3 on the sides, 2c start out and up
1c set | cast off (2c up) ; turn RH and cast R (2M steps down, 3W up), (to 1,2,3 on M side, 2,3,1 on W side)
3 couple Bourrel (3,1,2)
Circle6 and back (3,1,2)

5 20:15Formation Practice: Chain Progression

15 20:20The Countess of Dunmore's Reel R32 · 3/4L
Deirdre MacCuish Bark: RSCDS XLIX 12 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c set | dance down (2c up) ; cast up round 3c | set advancing to face 1cnr
1c turn 1cnr RH, pass Rsh; turn 2cns RH, pass Rsh to face out in 2pl (cnrs dance for {4}) (2,1,3)
[3C Chain Progression] 1c cast ¼ clw round set while 2c & 3c Turn RH ¾ | 2M+3W turn LH 1½ while{4} the others promenade clw ½ round set | 3c+2c turn RH ¾ while 1c dance clw to 2pl (3,1,2)
all chase ½ way clw ; set | cross RH (2,1,3)

3C Chain Progression was earlier known as Chaperoned Chain Progression

10 20:35Break

0 20:45The Celtic Brooch J192 · 3T
Hugh Foss: The Celtic Brooch · Crib: E-cribs

Start in a large triangular set numbered (1,2,3) clw with W at the corners, M 1 yard inside them facing out to P. The basic pattern is: [1-12] W dance the theme while M dance one of the variations. On [13-16] all turn P 1½ RH. Then repeat [1-16] with M & W in reversed roles. Repeat [1-32] with different variations from the sets below. The detailed instructions (with diagrams) are highly recommended!

Theme: [1-4] All W dance in passing P RSh, pass other W RSh (or touch RH) & dance out between opposite M to next corner cclw from starting place (2,3,1) ; repeat twice to original place. The W path in each 4 bars is a smooth crescent curving R with 3 skip change, then turning in slightly, so [4] resembles slipsteps, to make an angle into the next crescent.


A. Elementary Set
1. Theme (only): [1-12] M stand
2. Following: [1-12] M dance out to P's place | follow{10} P 2 bars behind, speeding up for the turn.
3. Travel and Set: [1-4] M face cclw & dance to next M place passing W LSh | set ; repeat twice.
4. Set and Wheel: [1-4] M set | touching LH dance to next M place cclw passing W LSh ; repeat twice.
5. Its Me Again: [1-12] M face in for A&R ; face out & dance round P's place ;; repeat [1-4] & face out for the turn.
6. The Brooch: [1-4] M dance to next M place cclw (2,3,1) & next again (3,1,2) ; repeat twice (W pass M LSh going in and out).

B. Intermediate Set
1. The Brooch: see A.6 above.
2. In, On, Out: [1-4] M advance{1}, circle 3H ⅔ L{2}, drop hands & retire{1} ; repeat twice.
3. Marsh Marigold: [1-4] M passing LSh dance across to opp side & turn sharp L to M pl (3,1,2) ; repeat twice.
4. Eight and a Half: [1-12] M 1½ Fig8 on own spoke: RSh round P's pl ; LSh round M in centre ;; repeat [1-4].
5. Petronella Round: [1-4] M face cclw & petronella twice to next M pl cclw (2,3,1) ; repeat twice.
6. Interlacing: [1-4] M dance round next M pl cclw & return home ; repeat twice.

C. Advanced Set
1. The Brooch: see A.6 above.
2. Heads and Tails: [1-12] M BtoB passing RSh, retire RHJ with next W ; M keep RH (as W dance round), retire to centre & dance face to face passing LSh ;; face in & repeat [1-4], retire home RHJ with P.
3. Loops: [1-4] M face P, turn P RH as W dance in, dance 1 pl clw & start turning next W at the next cnr ; repeat twice.
4. Twist and Set: [1-4] M petronella turn to centre ½ way to next M pl clw | set ; repeat in the centre ;; turn on to next M pl | turn again home.
5. Wild Tulip: [1-4] M face cclw, dance out, turn sharp L, dance across to next M pl on L passing M LSh ; repeat twice.
6. Left Swing: [1-12] M dance in{1}, grasp L forearm of M in front with LH & swing{9} (left arms across) | return home for the turn.

57 Varieties: See the detailed instructions for many other possibilities.

Music: Red Rum (Nicol McLaren)