Dance Bring Forrit the Tartan 13897

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

Devised by
Iain Boyd (1991)
804/840/888/888 = 56% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Devised by lain Boyd and ...

Devised by lain Boyd and completed on Saturday, 8th June, 1991. Modified during the evening of Saturday, 15th June, 1991.
Devised to celebrate Scotland's national cloth: the tartan.
"Bring Forrit The Tartan" is said to be the command given by General Sir Colin Campbell when he ordered the 93rd Regiment of Foot (the Sutherland Highlanders) to join the attack on the fort at Secundrabagh during the Relief of Lucknow in November, 1857.
The portrait of James Moray of Abercairney (1705-1777), believed to be painted by Jeremiah Davison in about 1739, is a magnificent illustration of highland dress - particularly of the belted plaid - hence the choice of tune. The painting is owned by Major James Drummond Moray of Abercaimey and is illustrated in "A Short History Of The Scottish Dress" by R M D Grange, facing page 62, and "Tartans" by Christian Hesketh, page 49.

Bring Forrit the Tartan 3/4L · S32

1c cross RH | cast (2c up) ; 1c+3c ½ R&L (2,3x,1)
1c cross RH | cast up to 2plx (3c down) ; 2c+1c ½ R&L (1,2x,3x)
All set | cross RH (to 1x,2,3) ; all set | 1c cast to 2plx while{2} cross RH to 1plx as 3c cross LH, 2c & 3c finish facing out (2x,1x,3x)
Mirror Reels3 on sidelines, to start: 1c cross RH to 1pl as 2c(3c) dance out and down(up), then on reaching 2plx, 2c(3c) cross LH(RH) to 3pl(1pl), all continue reels on own sides (2,1,3)
NameDateOwnerLast changed
ZA 2012-02-27 Fish Hoek Dance Class 2012-02-27 Heather Hodgson April 2, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

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