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Tuesday July 9-Christine Basnett

0 00:00The Dashing White Sergeant R32 · 3+3RR
RSCDS III 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Trio face trio RR.

1–
Circle6 and back
9–
Each centre person sets to RH P and turns him/her BH ; repeat with LH P
17–
Reel3 across, Lsh to RH P
25–
In lines of 3 across A&R ; advance Rsh through the opposite line of 3 to meet the next line of 3.

Many variations in handing, polite turns and shoulder exist

0 00:00Delvine Side S32 · 3/4L
William (18C) Campbell: RSCDS II 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c set | cross Rsh (no hands) ; repeat
9–
1c down the middle and up, 2c step in
17–
1c+2c Allemande, finish facing 1cnr
25–
1c turn 1cnr BH, pass Rsh, turn 2cnr BH, cross Rsh to (2,1,3)

Note: older instructions tell 1c to turn once LH on 23-24; the current (revised) instructions leave that unspecified.

0 00:00The Wild Geese J32 · 3/4L
RSCDS XXIV 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
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)
9–
repeat [1-8] from new positions (1,2,3)
17–
1c lead down the middle (2c up on [19-20]) ; and up to (2,1,3)
25–
2c+1c R&L

0 00:00Shiftin' Bobbins R32 · 3/4L
Roy Clowes: Ormskirk Scottish Dances - Memorial Edition · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross down RH (2c up) to 2plx in DTr position with corners | set as DTr ; cast up, meet and dance down to 2pl in middle
9–
2M+1W+3M RHA, while{4} 2W+1M+3W LHA ; 1c followed by 2c+3c dance down the middle
17–
3c+2c+1c dance up the middle, 3c casting to 3pl, flowing into ; 1W+2M+3M LHA, while{4} 1M+2W+3W RHA
25–
1c dance to top, cast off one ; ½ Fig8 up round 2c.

0 00:00MacDonald of the Isles S32 · 3/3L
Derek Haynes: Carnforth Collection of SC Dances 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
2c diagonal Reel4 with 1cnrs, at end dance Lsh round P to face 2cnrs
9–
2c diagonal Reel4 with 2cnrs (2cnr loop by the R) (to 1,2,3)
17–
1c+2c+3c »snowball« G-Chain (1c begin, 2 bars per hand) (to 3,2x,1)
25–
3c+2c ½ R&L ; 3c ½ Fig8 R (3M up, 3W down) (2,3,1)

0 00:00Hooper's Jig J32 · 3/4L
Miss Milligan's Miscellany of Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All clap, 1c cross Rsh and cast off one (2c up) ; 1c+3c RHA
9–
All clap, 1c cross back Rsh, cast up to own place (2c down) ; 1c+2c LHA
17–
1M+3W change places RH | 1W+3M change RH, while{2} 1M+3W dance a Rsh loop ; 1M+3W cross back RH while{2} 1W+3M loop | 1W+3M cross back LH, 1W to 2pl while{2} 1M casts to 2pl (2c up)
25–
2c+1c R&L

0 00:00Maxwell's Rant R32 · 3/4L
David Rutherford: RSCDS XVIII 10 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
Mirror Reels3 on the sidelines (1c cross down) (1x,2,3)
9–
1c cross back into mirror Reels3 on own sides
17–
1c cross RH | cast (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 round 2c
25–
1c dance down between 3c and cast up to 2pl ; 2c+1c+3c turn RH

0 00:00The Braes of Breadalbane S32 · 3/4L
Skillern: RSCDS XXI 7 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c Turn RH, cast off (2c up) ; turn LH, 1M/1W cast L (down/up) to between 3c/2c
9–
Set twice in lines of 3 across ; 1c cast back and Turn RH to (2,1,3)
17–
All set twice in sidelines ; turn partners BH
25–
2c+1c R&L

0 00:00Joie de Vivre J32 · 3/4L
Irene van Maarseveen: RSCDS XXXIX 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c set | cast (2c up) ; dance between 3c and cast up to (2,1,3)
9–
All turn P RH to sidelines ; all chase clw half round (to 3x,1x,2x)
17–
All dance BtoB ; all set | all ½ RH turn into
25–
3c+1c+2c Allemande (2,1,3)

Tuesday July 16- Robert Audas

0 00:00A Touch of Tartan R32 · 3/4L
Irene van Maarseveen: The Dancing Thistles · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c turn RH | cast (2c up) ; turn LH to face 1cnrs
9--
1c+1cnrs BtoB ; 1c turn 1cnrs RH, pass Lsh to face 2cnrs
17--
Repeat [9-16], pass Rsh (2,1,3)
25--
Circle6 and back

0 00:00Neidpath Castle S32 · 3/3L
Derek Haynes: RSCDS XXII 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All set | all turn BH twice | all set
9–
G-Chain (1c cross to start)
17–
1c Fig8 on own side round 2c+3c, starting inwards. On [24] 1c+2c dance in for
25–
1c+2c ½ Poussette, on [28] 1c continue slow turn and 3c dance in ; 1c+3c ½ Poussette (2,3,1)

0 00:00The Happy Meeting J32 · 2/4L
RSCDS XXIX 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M+2W cross and dance ¾ Lsh round P, pass down/up Rsh, cast R round standing M/W to places
9–
1W+2M repeat (other shoulders)
17–
1c slip down the middle | set (1M starts L foot) ; slip to top | cast off (2c up)
25–
2c+1c A&R (all clap) ; turn P RH

0 00:00The Dancing Bees R32 · 3/4L
Roy Goldring: Graded and Social Dances 1 - 24 Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c lead down the middle (2c up) ; turn inward and lead up to face 2W in promhold
9–
1c in promhold Rsh Reel3 across with 2c
17–
1c Reel3 across with 3c (Lsh to 3W), finish on midline facing P, M above W
25–
1c set, petronella to 2pl ; All C turn RH

0 00:00Birkenside S32 · 2/4L
Roy Goldring: Graded and Social Dances 1 - 24 Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c Circle4 and back
9–
1W+2W cross between P and cast back ; 1M+2M repeat
17–
1c Fig8 round 2c
25–
The Knot (2,1)

0 00:00The Edinburgh Toy Shop J32 · 3/4L
Ethan Bailey: RSCDS LI 1 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c set | dance down ; cast up round 3c (2c up) | all set (2,1,3)
9--
1c ½ Fig8 to R ; all set | 1c turn LH to face 1cnrs
17--
1c turn 1cnrs RH | pass Rsh ; turn 2cnrs RH | pass Rsh
25--
Circle6 and back

0 00:00Catch the Wind R32 · 3/4L
Romaine Butterfield: RSCDS XLV 5 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c set | cast off (2c up) ; ½Fig8 up (2,1x,3)
9–
1c set twice, on [11-12] 1W swivels R to face out ; 1W (1M following) casts R round 2M and down middle to finish 1W between 3c facing 3M, and 1M between 2c facing 2M.
17–
1M+2c & 1W+3c Rsh reels3 across
25–
1W (1M following) casts R round 3M and cross to 2pl ; 1c turn RH (2,1,3)

The original tune is a hornpipe

0 00:00The Silver Tassie S32 · 3/4L
John Drewry: The Leaflet Dances with Music · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c+3c cross RH | set ; repeat
9–
1c+3c DblFig8 round 2c (1c cross down, 3c cast up)
17–
1c followed by 2c+3c dance down the middle (2c & 3c divide) ; 1c (leading) +2c+3c dance up
25–
1c+2c Rondel (2,1,3).

0 00:00Pelorus Jack J32 · 3/4L
Barry Skelton: RSCDS XLI 1 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross RH, cast (2c up) ; 1c+3c RHA, finish 1M facing 1cnr, 1W behind him
9–
1c in tandem +1cnrs ½ diagonal Reel3, Rsh to 3W (1M & 1W loop R singly for lead change, so 1W now leads P) ; ½ diagonal Reel3, Rsh to 2W (+ lead change)
17–
Continue pattern twice
25–
2c+1c LHA ; 1c turn LH ½ | all set (2,1,3)

Tuesday July 23-Kathryn Lecocq

0 00:00Mr Michael Bear's Reel R32 · 3/4L
Stella Phillips: A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c RHA ; LHA
9–
1c cast off 2, meet, dance to top, cast (2c up) (2,1,3)
17–
1c+3c RHA ; LHA
25–
All circle6 and back (2,1,3)

0 00:00Miss Gibson's Strathspey S32 · 3/4L
Derek Haynes: The Leaflet Dances with Music · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c set | turn BH ; circle4 L
9–
1c+2c Knot, 1c finish facing 1cnrs
17–
Turn CPCP, with final wide ¾ LH turn into
25–
Teapots R and L (1M+3c & 1W+2c RHA, 1c pass Rsh, cnrs not to sidelines ; 1M+2c & 1W+3c LHA) (2,1,3)

0 00:00The Luckenbooth Brooch J32 · 3/4L
John Bowie Dickson: Reels and Wheels (CD booklet) · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c in promhold (1M on the R) Reel3 with 2c (Rsh to 2M), 2c finish in 1pl
9–
Repeat with 3c, finish in centre, facing M side, 1M above 1W
17–
2c+3c dance R&L while{8} 1c dance out on M side, divide and cast to meet in centre, dance out on W side, divide and cast into
25–
In lines across 1M+2c facing 1W+3c set twice ; 1c turn RH 1¾ to promhold to continue (2,1,3) (on 2nd time through, turn RH ¾ and dance down to 4pl (4c up))

0 00:00The Lass of Richmond Hill R32 · 3/4L
Fiona Turnbull: A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c lead down the middle and up, and face up in the middle
9–
1c cast (2c up) | cross Lsh and dance Rsh round 1cnr | turn P LH to face 1cnr
17–
1c+1cnrs cnr-Chain, finish facing 2cnr
25–
1c+2cnrs cnr-Chain, finish (2,1,3)

Cnr-Chain: 1c turn cnr RH ½ | cnrs turn LH ; 1c turn same cnr RH ½ | 1c turn LH to enter next figure

0 00:00Rakes of Glasgow S32 · 3/4L
Preston (18C): RSCDS XI 11 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c R&L
9–
1c lead down the middle and up
17–
1c+2c Allemande
25–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

0 00:00The Hunting Horn J32 · 3/4L
Peter McBryde: Scottish Dance Archives · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cast off (2c up), cross RH ; cast off | dance up to DTr position facing opposite sides,
9–
2c+1c+3c DTr, 1c finishes facing 2cnrs
17–
Reel4 with 2cnrs, at end pass Lsh and face 1cnrs
25–
Reel4 with 1cnrs to finish in 2pl (facing out to continue) (2,1,3)

0 00:00Flowers of Edinburgh R32 · 3/4L
RSCDS I 6 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1W followed by 1M casts off 2, 1W crosses below 3c and casts up M side while{} 1M dances up the middle, both to P's place {6} | 1c set
9–
1c repeat with 1M casting, finishing in original places
17–
1c lead down the middle and up
25–
1c+2c Poussette

0 00:00Seann Triubhas Willichan S32 · 2/4L
Thomas (19C) Wilson: RSCDS XXVII 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cast off behind own lines and cast back
9–
1W+2M set and change places RH while{4} 1M+2W change places RH and set ; repeat
17–
1c lead down the middle | turn RH ; lead up and cast off to 2pl (2c up)
25–
2c+1c set | turn BH ; open into circle4 L.

0 00:00Mairi's Wedding R40 · 3/4L
James B Cosh: Twenty Two SCD · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c turn RH | cast (2c up) ; turn LH to face 1cnrs
9–
1c ½Reel4 with 1cnrs (pass P Lsh) ; Repeat with 2cnrs
17–
Repeat with 3cnrs (1cnr person) ; Repeat with 4cnrs (2cnr person)
25–
1W+2c & 1M+3c Reels3 across, Lsh to 1cnr
33–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

Note: Cosh explicitly tells 1c to pass Lsh in [9-24]; however the Rsh pass is quite common, and nicknamed »Mairi's Divorce«.

Tuesday July 30- Ray Dugan

0 00:00Davy Nick Nack R32 · 3/4L
Robert M Campbell: Glasgow Assembly And Other Scottish Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c+3c cross over RH, set ; repeat
9–
1c 1½ RH turn ; cast off one place, turn LH to finish facing 1cnrs
17–
1c change places RH with 1cnrs, set to cnrs ; change place RH, turn LH to face 2cnrs
25–
1c change places RH with 2cnrs, set to cnrs ; change places RH, cross over LH.

0 00:00The White Heather Jig J40 · 4/4L
James B Cosh: Twenty Two SCD · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c turn RH | cast (2c up) ; turn LH 1½ to finish BtoB between 2c
9–
1c+2c Reel4 across, at end 1c pass Rsh to face 1cnr
17–
Turn CPCP, finish between 3c, BtoB facing opp. side
25–
1c+3c Reel4 across, 3c finish in 2pl, 1c pass Lsh in centre and join LH
33–
1c turn LH and cast off on own sides (4c up) ; 1c turn RH. (2,3,4,1)

0 00:00Bonnie Stronshiray S32 · 3/4L
Robert M Campbell: Glasgow Assembly And Other Scottish Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c Half Reel Progression (both turn BH ¾ onto midline, ½ Reel4, turn BH ¾) to (2,1,3)
9–
1c set advancing and passing, turn 1cnrs BH to finish between end couples ; repeat with 2cnrs to finish (2,1x,3)
17–
2c+1c+3c cross RH (1c face out and corners face in diagonally) | [19-20] corners advance {1} and retire {1} while{2} 1c casts R to finish between end couples ; in lines across all change places RH (up / down) | Repeat [19-20] from new places, 1c finish BtoB facing 4cnr (2cnr persons)
25–
1c ½Reel4 with these cnrs, pass Lsh round P to face 3cnr (1cnr persons) ; ½Reel4 with these cnrs, at end turn RH to 2pl own sides

A quote: »the key that has always made this dance so wonderful is the flirting that dancing couple can do on bars 9-10 and 13-14 ; <...> if you actually set to your partner, advancing and at the last moment just slipping in BtoB to face and turn the appropriate corner, it's tremendous fun. The moment is all too rare, as apparently few teachers teach it this way, but it's a moment I savour.

0 00:00The Twa Meenit Reel R32 · 4/4L
Roy Clowes: Scottish Dance Archives · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1-4
1W&3W cast off to midline and face up while{4} 2M+4M cast up to midline and face down
5-12
Rsh Reel4 on midline
13-16
2M+1W & 4M+3W turn RH to places (1,2,3,4)
17–
1M+2W & 3M+4W turn RH to places ; 1c+2c & 3c+4c Circle4 L (1,2,3,4)
25–
All A&R ; 1c lead to 4pl (2c+3c+4c up) (2,3,4,1)

0 00:00The Jubilee Jig J32 · 3/4L
RSCDS: The Leaflet Dances with Music · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M casts off one (2M up) | 1M+3W set (not advancing) ; turn RH to own side
9–
1W casts off one (2W up) | 1W+3M set ; turn LH (to 2,1,3)
17–
2c+1W & 1M+3c RHA, 1c finish in centre LHJ, facing opposite sides ; 1c set | dance out to opposite side (2,1x,3)
25–
1M+2c & 1W+3c RHA, 1c finish in centre LHJ facing own sides ; 1c set | dance out (2,1,3).

0 00:00The Duchess Tree S32 · 3/4L
John Drewry: The Brodie Book · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
Mirror Reels3 on the sides (1c cast off, 2c cross up LH, 3c join NH facing down and cast up), all c touch hands when possible, at end 1c&3c dance to own place NHJ and turn inwards so 1c faces 3c NHJ (12x,3)
9–
All set | all circle6 L ; all M turn W on their right BH | continue circle6 (to 1,2x,3)
17–
1c+2c RHA ; 1c cast off one and lead up to 1pl while{4} 2c lead up, cross, cast off and meet P, ready for
25–
1c+2c Allemande (2,1,3).

0 00:00General Stuart's Reel R32 · 3/4L
Castle Menzies (18C): RSCDS X 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M sets to 2W and casts off (2M up) ; 1W sets to 2M and casts off (2W up)
9–
1c turn 1cnr RH | pass Rsh ; turn 2cnr LH | pass Rsh to face 1cnr
17–
SetH&G , finish BtoB facing 1M up / 1W down.
25–
Reels3{6} with cnrs (Rsh to 2cnr) | 1c cross.

0 00:00Fair Donald S32 · 3/4L
RSCDS XXIX 4 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c dance NHJ between 2c and cast up to top ; dance NHJ between 3c and cast up to 1cnrs (2c up on [7-8])
9–
Reel4 with 1cnrs, at the end pass Lsh to face 2cnrs
17–
Reel4 with 2cnrs, finishing between 2c on own side, facing up NHJ
25–
1c cast off one | 2c+1c+3c set ; all turn P BH

0 00:00Follow Me Home J32 · 3/4L
Ellie Briscoe: RSCDS XXXVIII 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c set | cross RH ; cast off (2c up) | turn ¾ LH
9–
BiL with 1cnrs | ½ turn 1cnrs RH ; 1c followed by 1cnrs chase clw round 4cnrs to leave 1cnrs in exchanged places, and join LH to 2cnr, RH to P
17–
BiL with 2cnrs | ½ turn 2cnrs LH ; 1c followed by 2cnrs chase cclw, 1c crossing Lsh to 2plx facing out (3x,1x,2x)
25–
½ Lsh Reels3 on the sidelines ; All set and cross (2,1,3)

0 00:00Nuit Blanche- See Attached