Dance Duns 500 1854

Also known as “Duns 500 Strathspey”.

Strathspey · 64 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Wilma Miller (1990)
Intensity
8080 0808 8888 8080 0808 4444 8888 8888 = 68% (1 turn), 69% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Devised to mark the quincentenary ...

Devised to mark the quincentenary in 1990 of the granting of the Burgh of Barony Charter to Duns, the county town of Berwickshire. The tune, Eagle Hall, is the home of the well-known accordionist Marian Anderson.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
Duns 500 Muriel A Johnstone Dancing Fingers 2 CD+ 10 S642:30 0 [S] Eagle Hall
Duns 500 Muriel A Johnstone The Ladies of Dunse MC 7 S640:00 0 [S] Eagle Hall

Duns 500 4S · S64

1–
1c+3c Reel4, the W pass Lsh to start and loop at the ends
9–
2c+4c repeat
17–
1c+4c & 2c+3c RHA ; LHA
25–
1c+3c R&L
33–
2c+4c L-Chain
41–
All W RHA, to places ; all M RHA finish with twirl in middle facing P
49–
All C set twice ; turn 1¾ BH opening into
57–
Circle8 and back

Duns 500 4S · S64

1-8
1s+3s dance reel of 4 Ladies passing LSh to start
9-16
2s+4s dance reel of 4 Ladies passing LSh to start
17-24
1s+4s also 2s+3s dance RH across & LH back to places
25-32
1s+3s dance R&L
33-40
2s+4s dance Ladies Chain
41-48
All 4 Ladies dance RH across once round & Men dance RH across once round to end in centre facing partners
49-56
All couples set to partners twice & turn 2H back to original places
57-64
All circle 8H round & back

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