Dance Trip to Gretna Green 11586

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

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844 844 888 822 = 70% (1 turn), 53% (whole dance)
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There was a long discussion ...

There was a long discussion on Strathspey in 2003-2004, trying to identify the author. In July 2011 Andrew Aitken of the "Wichita Scottish Country Dancers" wrote to DD : I first came across this dance in a dance gala posting from the Lees McRae College Banner Elk, North Carolina program back in July 1988. Unfortunately, the program does not list the authors. This is one of my all time favorites.

A crib was received showing the name "B.L. Barnes" in the title. 2 august 2011: this might be Elizabeth (Betty) Lee Barnes, of Washington DC. 30 August 2013: Betty Lee Barnes has denied being the author. The mystery continues.

From Strathspey List, Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:37:48 -0800: I was assured by Mel Briscoe when he taught it at Pinewoods many years ago that it had never been published and exists only as people's notes. If you'd like I have the notes he sent me afterwards. Bruce Herbold, Oakland.

Trip to Gretna Green 3/4L · J32

1–
1c cross RH | cast (2c up) ; 2c+1c+3c A&R
9–
1c cross LH and cast L into lines across ; 2c+1W & 1M+3c A&R
17–
Reels3 across 1c giving Rsh to 1cnr, finish BtB facing 1cnr
25–
1c turn 1cnr RH | pass P Rsh ; turn 2cnr RH, pass P Rsh to (2,1,3)

Trip to Gretna Green 3/4L · J32

1-8
1s cross RH, cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret
9-16
1s cross LH & 1L casts up to end between 2s while 1M casts down to end between 3s & 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret
17-24
1s dance reels of 3 across (RSh to person on right) & end facing 1st corners
25-32
1s turn 1st corners RH, passing RSh turn 2nd corner RH & pass RSh to 2nd places own sides

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Added on: Sept. 24, 2019, 1:04 p.m.
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RSCDS New York Branch Holiday Party 12/22/2016 2016-12-22 Ellen Sears Dec. 17, 2016, 4:15 a.m.
Westchester 12 October 2016-10-12 Deborah Leary Oct. 10, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
Westchester Hogmanay 2014 Sue Ronald Oct. 28, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Last (dance before) Christmas Hannover 2019-12-17 2019-12-17 Cord Walter Dec. 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.
Kilts&Ghillies 2015 2015-04-11 Peter Price Nov. 10, 2014, 8:11 p.m.
San Francisco class Winter Solstice Party 2019 2019-12-19 Salina Welsh Dec. 10, 2019, 10:26 a.m.
Oldenburg 2015-01-12 Judith Kowalczik Feb. 17, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
Tenafly - End of season party - May 2015 2015-05-26 Peter Price May 21, 2015, 7 a.m.
HoHoKus summer 7/7/15 2015-07-07 Deborah Leary July 7, 2015, 8:35 p.m.
Oldenburg 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 Sir Toby March 2, 2015, 9:08 a.m.
Abingdon 18 June 2018 2018-06-18 Sandra McLevy June 18, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
Delaware Valley RSCDS Spring Ball Brunch Dance 2006 2006-03-12 Andy Peterson March 31, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Snowdrop Ball ellen ternes Feb. 26, 2016, 1:15 a.m.
RSCDS New York Branch Summer 6/28/2018 2018-06-28 Ellen Sears June 28, 2018, 12:55 a.m.
Scotia Dancers PARTY Sept. 12th 2016 Sue Ronald July 27, 2016, 8:05 p.m.
New YorK Branch summer dancing August 4, 2016 Sue Ronald July 31, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch Class 8/10/2017 2017-08-10 Ellen Sears Aug. 9, 2017, 4:44 a.m.
Münster 16.03.2017 2017-03-16 Anika Rost March 16, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2017-09-25 2017-09-25 Cord Walter Sept. 25, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Scotia Summer Dancing 19 Aug 2019 2019-08-19 Xiaowen Yu July 30, 2019, 1:19 a.m.
Jeannie Carmichael Ball and Brunch 2014 Sue Ronald June 6, 2014, 11:01 p.m.
Oldenburg 2019-09-02 2019-09-02 Sir Toby Sept. 3, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Jeannie Carmichael Ball and Brunch, Nov. 12th & 13th 2016 Sue Ronald July 22, 2016, 11:52 p.m.
HHK April 4 2017-04-04 Ken Saunders March 31, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
scotia 12 October 2015-10-12 Deborah Leary Oct. 10, 2015, 9:36 p.m.
HHK July 24, 2019 Elizabeth Buonomo July 22, 2019, 12:23 a.m.
Abingdon 23 April 2018 2018-04-23 Sandra McLevy April 23, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
Scotia - 06 June 2016 2016-06-06 Peter Price June 6, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2015-11-02 2015-11-02 Cord Walter Nov. 2, 2015, 10:12 p.m.
Scotia Dancers April 6th, 2015 Sue Ronald April 2, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Scotia 2020-01-06 2020-01-06 Wang _ Jan. 5, 2020, 2:28 a.m.
Tenafly 5 may 2015 2015-05-05 Deborah Leary April 25, 2015, 10:36 p.m.
Scotia Dancers Monday October 17th 2016 Sue Ronald Oct. 15, 2016, 6:57 p.m.
Scotia 26 October 2015 2015-10-26 Deborah Leary Oct. 25, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
Last (dance before) Christmas Hannover 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 Cord Walter Jan. 1, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Scotia October 9 2017 2017-10-09 Charlotte Holton Oct. 7, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2017-09-18 2017-09-18 Cord Walter Sept. 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
SCOTIA DANCERS NYC End of Summer PARTY 2019-08-26 Sue Ronald July 9, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Scotia Jan. 19th 2015 Sue Ronald Jan. 16, 2015, 1:58 a.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 Cord Walter Sept. 11, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2016-11-12 (Vorauswahl) 2016-11-12 Cord Walter Feb. 26, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Virginia Scottish Games Party 2019-08-31 Nameless Dancer June 12, 2019, 8:09 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2016-11-12 (kurz) 2016-11-12 Cord Walter Feb. 26, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Ho-Ho-Kus SCD Christmas Party dances December 20th 2016 Sue Ronald Dec. 17, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Sue Ronald RSCDS New York Branch Basic Class Sept 8th - Nov 10th 2016 Sue Ronald Nov. 16, 2016, 7:32 p.m.
Valentijnsbal Delft 2016 2016-02-13 Eric Ferguson Feb. 5, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Scotia 2020 planning Wang _ Dec. 30, 2019, 7 p.m.
Oldenburg 2019-09-02 2019-09-02 Sir Toby Sept. 3, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
New York branch 2019-07-25 2019-07-25 Wang _ July 19, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
HHK 2019.09.03 2019-09-03 Keira Hartstein Sept. 2, 2019, 1:01 a.m.
Scotia Jan 26th 2015 Sue Ronald Jan. 22, 2015, 9:33 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch October 6th 2016 Sue Ronald Oct. 5, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Scotia Dancers january 30 Nameless Dancer Jan. 28, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Oldenburg 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 Sir Toby May 9, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Scotia second half June 17 2019 2019-06-17 Xiaowen Yu June 11, 2019, 4:44 a.m.
Valentine's Dance Delft 2019 2019-02-16 Edwin Werner Nov. 21, 2019, 10:14 a.m.
HHK 2019 Series 1 Keira Hartstein Oct. 27, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
St. C's Valentine Dance 2017-02-12 ellen ternes Jan. 18, 2017, 12:12 a.m.
Delaware Valley Social 1/23 2016-01-23 Melissa Shaner Dec. 28, 2015, 9:06 p.m.
Campers Week at Pinewoods 2014 Sue Ronald Aug. 24, 2014, 1:30 a.m.
170617 Sommertanz 2017-06-17 Meinhard Reiser April 20, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
HHK 2019.10.01 2019-10-01 Peter Price Sept. 27, 2019, 11:56 p.m.
Ho-Ho-Kus Oct 11th 2016-10-11 Ken Saunders Oct. 8, 2016, 3 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2015-11-07 2015-11-07 Cord Walter Feb. 26, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
20150425 Paris monthly dance 2015-04-25 Aliénor Latour Dec. 8, 2015, 2:32 p.m.
NYC 2017-04-20 2017-04-20 Marc Hartstein April 19, 2017, 1:34 a.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 Cord Walter Nov. 14, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Alpine Boat Basin 2019 Elizabeth Buonomo March 11, 2019, 1:39 a.m.
Pawling 2017 Welcome Dance and Ball 2017-05-19 Sue Ronald Jan. 17, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Westchester end of series party 2016-11-02 Deborah Leary Oct. 25, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Oldenburg 2015-03-28 Potters Pairs Ball 2015-03-28 Martin McWilliam Nov. 18, 2014, 2:42 p.m.
Blair Scottish Country Dancers 2020 Spring Dance Jamie McDougall Jan. 4, 2020, 8:10 p.m.
Westchester teaching Nov 2014 - Jan 2015 Upstairs class Sue Ronald Jan. 22, 2015, 6:40 p.m.
LA & Orange County Branches Burns Ball 2014 Ward Fleri Jan. 4, 2014, 1:17 a.m.
Westchester Nov. 11th 2014 Sue Ronald Jan. 22, 2015, 6:36 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch End of Series PARTY April 7th, 2016 Sue Ronald March 16, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch PARTY September 1st, 2016 Sue Ronald Aug. 17, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch Summer Dancing 7/11/2019 2019-07-11 Ellen Sears July 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch March 24th 2016 Sue Ronald March 22, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
Bonn 2019-01-07 2019-01-07 Eva-Maria Beckmann Jan. 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
New Haven 24 September 2019 2019-09-24 Peter Price Sept. 22, 2019, 9:43 p.m.
Scotia End of Series Party April 13th 2015 Sue Ronald March 5, 2015, 11:06 p.m.
New York Branch Basic class and after the break dances 2018-10-18 2018-10-18 Xiaowen Yu Oct. 17, 2018, 12:03 a.m.
FSCDC 14 February 2017 2017-02-14 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 12, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch Class 10/18/2018 2018-10-18 Ellen Sears Oct. 16, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
RSCDS New York Branch September 29th 2016 Sue Ronald Sept. 27, 2016, 8:49 p.m.
2015-2016 New York Branch Dance List Sue Ronald Aug. 15, 2015, 5:28 p.m.
Working on the 2015-16 list Sue Ronald Jan. 26, 2015, 4:38 p.m.
2014-15 New York Branch Dance List Sue Ronald Jan. 27, 2015, 11:45 p.m.
2016-2017 New York Branch Dance List Sue Ronald March 29, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2017-02-25 (Vorauswahl) 2017-02-25 Cord Walter Feb. 26, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2019-02-02 (Vorauswahl) 2019-02-02 Cord Walter Jan. 31, 2019, 9:44 p.m.
SF summer 2019 Rachel Pusey July 31, 2019, 5:07 a.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2017-11-11 (Vorauswahl) 2017-11-11 Cord Walter Sept. 4, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2020-03-21 (Vorauswahl) 2020-03-03 Cord Walter Nov. 9, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Pawling Weekend 2015 2015-05-15 Sue Ronald Feb. 16, 2015, 5:14 p.m.
Blair Scottish Country Dancers: Dancing In The Park 2019 Jamie McDougall April 20, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2015-11-07 (Sammelliste) 2015-11-07 Cord Walter Feb. 26, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
BSCD Dances Taught 2019-2020 Jamie McDougall Sept. 4, 2019, 12:58 a.m.
SCD Jig (Longway 3+4) Marc Hagebölling March 18, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
HHK 2019 Series 1 Keira Hartstein Oct. 27, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Silvesterkurs 2016/17 Gemünd 2017-01-07 Eva-Maria Beckmann Jan. 7, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2018-01-27 (Vorauswahl) 2018-01-27 Cord Walter Jan. 7, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
Pinewoods 2019 Scottish Session 2 Charles Liu March 17, 2019, 10:56 p.m.
SF Hildesheim 3 Paare Cord Walter Dec. 10, 2019, 12:16 a.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2015 2015-01-05 Cord Walter April 19, 2015, 5:28 p.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2017 2017-01-01 Cord Walter Jan. 31, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
SCD Ceilidh Hannover / Hildesheim 2019-11-09 (Vorauswahl) 2019-11-09 Cord Walter Nov. 3, 2019, 3:51 p.m.
Silvesterkurs 2016/17 Gemünd 2017-01-07 Eva-Maria Beckmann Jan. 7, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
SF Hildesheim 4 Paare Cord Walter Nov. 9, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

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