1 – 8 1s and 2s dance petronella in tandem and set, petronella and set
9 – 16 1s petronella into the centre, set advancing, pass back2back LS, RHX 1L up, 1M down, finish own sides
17 – 24 1s petronella into the centre, set advancing, pass back2back LS, RHX 1M up, 1L down finish on opp sides
25 – 28 1s dance to top and cast to 2nd place
29 – 32 1s and 2s set and cross RH
»Easier version« for [17-20]: As couples meet the W join NH with P who maintain RHA (continue as described)
Alternative for [1-8]: 1c ends on own side. See 101 SCD and Manual
On 2nd chord 3c+4c cross (1,2,3x,4x)
Note on [27-28]: originally 2 PdB. modified by Drewry to SkCh. O. Otto says best variant is corners in PdB, 1c in SkCh
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.
Note: The dry white sands on the north-west side of the Isle of Eigg are said to produce a musical sound when walked upon.
3c+4c cross on 2nd chord(1,2,3x,4x). This dance has top/bottom symmetry
The dance Joan Treble wrote for Sheila