Dance The Cock o' the North 1261

Jig · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 21)

Devised by
John Drewry (1977)
Intensity
88 88 88 88 = 100% (1 turn), 69% (whole dance)
Formations
  • Hands round - 4 (HR;4P;)
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
John Drewry noted in the ...

John Drewry noted in the original description:

"The Cock O' the North" was a title applied to the Marquis of Huntly, the chief of Clan Gordon, because of his powerful role in the North-East of Scotland.

The tune is pre-eminently the Gordon pipe tune, and is now the Barch Past of the Gordon Highlanders.

The Cock o' the North 2/4L · J32

1–
1W+2M turn RH 1¼ and face out while{4} 1M+2W set and cast one place cclw (to 2,1) ; 2c+1c turn on sides LH (2,1)
9–
Repeat from new positions (1,2)
17–
1c+2c Circle 4 and back
25–
1c cross RH | cast ; cross up and cast while{8} 2c turn RH ½ | dance up ; cast off | cross up (2,1)

The Cock o' the North 2/4L · J32

1-8
1L+2M turn RH 1.1/4 times to end with 1L in 2L place & 2M in 1M place facing out while their partners set to each other & cast down/up to face partner, 2s & 1s turn LH on sides
9-16
2s & 1s repeat back to place (1M & 2L turning to start)
17-24
1s+2s circle 4H round & back
25-32
1s cross RH, cast, dance 1/2 Fig of 8 ending in 2nd place while 2s 1/2 turn RH, dance up, cast 1 place & cross up to top place

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