Dance The Laird of Dalnair 14364

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

Devised by
Alasdair Brown (2010)
Intensity
800 888 888 888 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
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Extra info
This dance is dedicated to ...

This dance is dedicated to Alan Munro. He lives at Dalnair farm and has been affectionately called "The Laird of Dalnair".

The Laird of Dalnair 3/4L · R32

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 up (2,1,3)
9–
S&Link3 ; Repeat, but on [15-16] 1c cast to 2plx while{2} 2M+3W (»left-enders«) turn LH ¾ to midline facing ends while{2} 3M+2W (»right-enders«) cast to form line of 4 on midline, 3M facing 2M (above) and 3W facing 2W (below)
17–
»Weasel Reel4«: 3M+2W dance normal Reel4 while{8} 2M+3W dance reel {2}| chase clw half round {4}| Dance reel {2} while{8} 1c chase clw ¼ | join in reel {4} | chase clw ¼ , all finish in the starting places
25-30
3M+2M & 3W+2W turn ½ RH to face the other | set 3M+2W (»the middles«) changing places as in DTr ; 2c+3c petronella turn to sidelines {2} while{8} 1c chase clw to 2pl, passing between the setting Cs {6}, (to 2,1,3)
31-32
All set

The Laird of Dalnair 3/4L · R32

1-8
1s cross RH & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of round 2s. 2 1 3
9-16
All Set+Link for 3, 1s cast to 2nd place opposite sides as 2M+3L (left-enders) 1/2 turn LH into middle (BtoB) to face up/down as 3M+2LW (right-enders) cast to form line of 4 in middle (3M facing 2M & 3L facing 2L)
17-24
All dance a Weasel Reel:
2s+3s dance part reel of 4 up/down middle but when reaching either end they dance clockwise to top/bottom & re-enter reel while 1s dance clockwise to replace dancer leaving the reel & all end where they started
25-30
3M+2M also 3L+2L 1/2 turn RH & 2M & 3L set as 3M+2L (middle cpl) change places (as Double Triangles) then 2s+3s petronella turn to own sides while 1s chase clockwise to 2nd place own sides passing between 2s/3s
31-32
All set. 2 1 3

Note - Weasel Reel - Dancers facing down, reel down middle & dance up Men's side while those facing up reel up middle & dance down Ladies' side

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