Dance The Crooket-Horned Ewie 1437

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

Devised by
David Rutherford (1760)
Intensity
440/448/800/844 = 50% (1 turn), 38% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
A “crooket horned ewie”, or ...

A “crooket horned ewie”, or “sheep with bent horns” is an illicit whisky still – the name comes from the shape of the still-pot's outlet. The clandestine preparation of untaxed spirits required highly mobile equipment since it was frequently necessary to pack up and move or hide the “distillery” in order to avoid overly curious gaugers (excisemen) whose job it was to curb illegal distilling.

The Crooket-Horned Ewie 3/4L · S32

1--
1c lead down, cross and cast round 3c to 3plx (2c+3c up) ; 2c repeat (3c+1c up) (3,1x,2x)
9--
3c repeat (1c+2c up) ; 1c+2c+3c turn BH 1½ (1,2,3)
17--
1c lead down, cross, cast round 3c, lead up to the top, cross and cast to 2pl (2c up) (2,1,3)
25--
1c dance down between 3c and cast up to 2pl ; 1c+2c+3c turn BH (2,1,3)

The Crooket-Horned Ewie 3/4L · S32

1-8
1s lead down below 2s, cross & cast down behind 3s to 3rd place opposite sides (2s+3s step up), 2s repeat this Fig (3s+1s step up)
9-16
3s repeat the Fig (1s+2s step up) & all turn partners 2H 1.1/2 times
17-24
1s lead down below 2s, cross & cast down behind 3s, lead up to top, cross & cast to 2nd place own sides (2s step up)
25-32
1s dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place & all turn 2H once round

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