Dance Dancing in Kirkcudbright 16845

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Gaye Collin
8800/8880/8080/8444 = 59% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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On bars 27 & 28 ...

On bars 27 & 28 second and third couples need to make sure they are covering as they curve into place, to give this phrase a tidy finish as the first couple simply cast off into third place.

This dance could also be done in a three couple set. With only one change the ending would now be:
Bars 28-32 the first couple turn both hands 1½ times to finish in third place on own sides.

My thanks to Lesley Campbell for her suggestion that third couple cast to enter the reel across (bars 9-16). The formation really does work much better this way.

In 2013 Damon and I danced in Scotland for the first time. Our English base was in The Lake District where we stayed for a week in Chapel Stile.
From there we drove to Kirkcudbright to dance on the last night of their season.

We arrived late afternoon in this pretty, seaside spot and were welcomed by the gathering dancers and spent a very enjoyable evening in warm and pleasant dancing conditions.

Later in the evening I exchanged our email address with Evelyn Thomas who was coming to NZ in 2014. We met up again then and danced together and shared a meal with both Evelyn & her husband, Ian. This dance was devised in memory of a very pleasant night in Kirkcudbright dancing with Evelyn and other dancers from that area.

Dancing in Kirkcudbright 4/4L · S32

1c & 2c Petronella turn | set advancing passing P LSh. On [4] 1M & 2M pivot L (travelling step L) to finish behind P. All face up 2W leading ; 2c dance down, cast to 1pl while{4} 1c following 2c cross and cast to 2plx (2,1x,3,4)
2c+1M RHA while{4} 1W+3c ½ Reel3 across, 1W RSh to 3M and 3c casting (to 2,1x,3x) ; 2c+1W LHA while{4} 1M+3c ½ Reel3 across, 1M LSh to 3M (2,1x,3,4)
1c+3c R&L (2,1x,3,4)
2c+1c+3c NHJ set advancing. End of [26] all face up, 2c & 3c NHJ | 2c dance up and cast to 1pl while{2} 1c cast to 3plx while{2} 3c dance up to 2pl (to 2,3,1x,4) ; 1c+4c turn EH | 1c cross down to 4pl while{2} 4c dance up to 3pl (2,3,4,1)

Dancing in Kirkcudbright 4/4L · S32

1s+2s petronella turn, set advancing passing partner LSh, Men pull back LSh to all face down with Men following partners
2s+1s dance down below 3s, cast up, 2s to 1st place own side, 1s to 2nd place opp. sides 2 (1) 3 4
1M+2s (at top) dance RH across, 1L+3s (at bottom) dance 1/2 reel of 3 across (3s cast up to start, 1L passes 3M RSh)
1M+1L pass RSh to swap end, 1L dances LH across with 2s, 1M 1/2 reel of 3 across with 3s, 1M passes 3M (in 1st corner pstn) LSh 2 (1) 3
1s+3s dance R&L
2s+1s+3s set advancing (2 bars), 2s dance up (1 step) & cast back to 1st place as 3s dance (NHJ) up to 2nd place as 1s cast to 3rd place opp. sides
1s+4s turn once round (1M+4L with LH, 1L+4M RH), 1s cross down to 4th place own sides while 4s cast up to 3rd place 2 3 4 1

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: Oct. 18, 2016, 12:42 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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