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Dance The Laird of Dalnair 14364

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

Devised by
Alasdair Brown (2010)
800 888 888 888 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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This dance is dedicated to Alan Munro. He lives at Dalnair farm and has been affectionately called “The Laird of …

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
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 up (2,1,3)
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)
“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
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)
All set
The Laird of Dalnair 3/4L · R32

1s cross RH & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of round 2s. 2 1 3


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)


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


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


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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1059 Online Source no longer exists Dec. 9, 2016, 3:40 a.m. Arthur Kingsland Heiko Schmidt Normal Being handled