Dance Blue Sky, Yellow Sun 20674

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples (1x,3x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
Murrough Landon (2022)
Intensity
8888/0880/8888/4884 = 81% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Online Sources
Recommended Music
Extra info
This dance was written the ...

This dance was written the Saturday after the invasion of Ukraine. In London the weather was fine. I went out walking but kept thinking of those suffering far away. The combination of the yellow sun in a pale blue sky reminded me of the Ukrainian flag which gave me the title.

Later, Wouter Joubert kindly offered his tune And when it rains... which he has dedicated "in support of peace and to all those who are bullied by tyrants".

Wouter has made a 4x32 recording of this (with three other tunes) which is available via https://my.strathspey.org/u/murrough/recording/.

Blue Sky, Yellow Sun 4/4L · S32

1c & 3c start on opposite sides (1x,2,3x,4)

1-
1c+2c & 3c+4c RHA ; LHA back, 2M & 3M end facing in centre, 2W & 3W face out on sides
9-
2c+3c Reel4 across, 2M+3M start passing LSh as 2W & 3W loop R. 2W+3W end dancing round ¾ LSh & take P in promhold, 2c/3c facing up/down
17-
2c/3c in promhold ½ RSh Reels3 across with 1c/4c ; ½ LSh Reels3 on M/W sides
25-
2c+3c ½ M-Chain, W casting into loops (4x,2,3x,1) ; 4c+2c & 3c+1c set adv NHJ | Circle4 ½ way L (2x,4,1x,3)

Blue Sky, Yellow Sun 4/4L · S32

1s & 3s start on opposite sides (1) 2 (3) 4

1-8
1s+2s & 3s+4s dance RH across & LH across back, 2M & 3M end facing in, 2L & 3L face out on sides
9-16
2s+3s dance reel of 4 across, 2M+3M start passing LSh as 2L & 3L loop to right. 2L+3L end dancing round each other 3/4 LSh & take partner in prom hold, 2s facing up, 3s down
17-20
2s+1s dance 1/2 reel of 3 across (2s RSh to 1M in 1L's place) while 3s+4s dance similar (3s RSh to 4M)
21-24
2s+1L+4M dance 1/2 reel of 3 on Ladies' side (2s LSh to 4M) while 3s+1M+4s dance similar (3s LSh to1M).
25-32
2s+3s dance 1/2 Men's Chain (Ladies cast down/up to start); 4s+2s also 3s+1s set advancing & circle 4H 1/2 round to left. (2) 4 (1) 3

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Added on: March 23, 2022, 12:47 a.m.
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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Monday 21st march NSCDS 2022-03-21 Patricia Harland March 15, 2022, 12:29 p.m.
Tuesday 22 March NSCDS 2022-03-22 Patricia Harland March 15, 2022, 1:14 p.m.
Tuesday 15th March NSCDS 2022-03-15 Patricia Harland March 12, 2022, 3:44 p.m.
Bonn 2022-03-07 2022-03-07 Uta Hasekamp March 8, 2022, 9:58 a.m.
The Sunday Class Dance on RadioGH - 2022-03-27 2022-03-27 Amanda Peart March 27, 2022, 6:14 p.m.
Monday 13 June NSCDS 2022-06-13 Patricia Harland June 8, 2022, 12:40 p.m.
Monday 23 May 2022-05-23 Patricia Harland May 19, 2022, 11:46 a.m.
July Social 2022-07-25 Patricia Harland June 6, 2022, 11:32 a.m.
Monday 14th March NSCDS 2022-03-14 Patricia Harland March 10, 2022, 4:01 p.m.
Sunday 22/5/2022 Chiswick SCDC @ TW9 2RG from 6pm 2022-05-22 Iris Ronayne May 19, 2022, 2:13 p.m.

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