Dance Abernethy Lassies 15
Reel · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4 (Progression: 21)
- Devised by
- 80 88 80 88 = 75% (1 turn), 52% (whole dance)
- Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
- Published in
- Miss Milligan's Miscellany of Scottish Country Dances 
- Miss Milligan's Miscellany Volume I 
- 101 Scottish Country Dances 
- Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 8  (diagram only)
- Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 7  (diagram only)
- Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 6  (diagram only)
- Recommended Music
- Extra info
- From Scotland Dances, by Jeannie ...
From Scotland Dances, by Jeannie Callander Sharp:
Abernethy is a small town about eight miles southeast of Perth, not far from the place where the river Earn flows into the Tay on its way to the sea. Its importance in early Scottish history is, no doubt, due to its location, so close to navigable water. The Romans were there and so were the Picts, who made it one of their capitals. Next came the religious. First, at the end of the 8th century, the Culdees, the “Friends of God”, an Anchorite order, came from Ireland to settle at Abernethy as well as at St. Andrews, Monymusk, Brechin, Dornoch, Bute, and on St. Serf's Island in Loch Leven. Filled with good works and fanatical thoughts of independence from Rome, they practiced their primitive Christianity for several centuries until they gradually became less pure and more worldly and, after having been chastised by the sainted Queen Margaret, they faded completely out of Scottish history by the beginning of the 15th century. Next came the Augustinians who took over St Bridget's Monastery and that was the end of the “Friends of God” in Abernethy.
The Pictish round tower still dominates the village as it did from the 8th century onwards when it served as a belfry and a refuge in time of danger. While fairly common in Ireland, there are only two other such towers in Scotland: one at Brechin in Angus and the other in Orkney, at Egilsay, the “church isle”.
In 1072 another great historical event occurred at Abernethy. The ships of William the Conqueror came up the River Tay to meet William and his invading army and Malcolm III, the fierce Malcolm Canmore or “Big Head”, hastened to Abernethy to treat with the Conqueror. There, Malcolm submitted to William's demands to become his vassal and his son, later Duncan II, was taken to the Norman-English court as a hostage. Seven years later Malcolm broke the so-called Treaty of Abernethy and the fighting resumed along the ill-defined Border, leaving Duncan to fend for himself in England.
|Abernethy Lassies||Muriel Johnstone's Band||A Dancer's Miscellany Vol II||MC||4||R32 8||4:45||35.6||Bill/The Tweedale Reel/Bill May of Boddam/Balmullo House|
|Abernethy Lassies||Muriel Johnstone's Band||Dance Through The Miscellanies - Part 3||CD||3||R32 8||4:45||35.6||Bill/The Tweedale Reel/Bill May of Boddam/Balmullo House|
Abernethy Lassies 2/4L · R32
- 1c turn RH ; turn LH 1½ moving down (2c up) (2,1x)
- 2W+1M & 2M+1W set and turn BH ; the W pass RH as 1M dances up W side and 2M down M side | 1c+2c turn LH to original places (1c small turn, 2c big turn)
- 1c down the middle and up
- 1c+2c Poussette.
Abernethy Lassies 2/4L · R32
- 1s turn RH once round & turn LH 1.1/2 times to end in 2nd place on opposite side facing up (2s in 1st place face down)
- 2s+1s set & turn 2H on the sides, 2L+1L cross to change places RH, 1s & 2s turn partners LH to original places
- 1s lead down the middle & back
- 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1
|MMM Dances 1-16||Chris Ronald||May 17, 2018, 3 p.m.|
|First 11 MMM Dances||Sue Ronald||Feb. 28, 2018, 6:25 p.m.|
|RSCDS Miss Milligan's Miscellany - 1st 11 dances||Jane Rose||March 6, 2018, 7:21 p.m.|
|2-Couple Dances A - C||Meinhard Reiser||Feb. 27, 2019, 4:49 p.m.|
|Chemnitz_Friday||SCD Chemnitz||Feb. 6, 2018, 6:27 p.m.|