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Dance The Flying Spur 2263

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

Devised by
John Drewry (1977)
Intensity
844/888/888/888 = 91% (1 turn), 69% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra Info
John Drewry wrote in the original description that the dance was for Jackie Johnstone of Dumfries.

The Johnstone Clan Crest …

John Drewry wrote in the original description that the dance was for Jackie Johnstone of Dumfries.

The Johnstone Clan Crest bears a winged spur, thus that name.

The Flying Spur 3/4L · J32
1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; 1c ½ Fig8 R (M up, W down) while{4} 2c+3c set, cross RH and face out (2x,1,3x)
9–
Reels3{6} on the sides (Rsh to 4cnr position) | 1c finish on midline, 1M in 3pl facing 1W in 1pl while{2} 2W+3W & 2M+3M loop to meet NHJ on the sidelines
17–
1c set and petronella into 2plx while{4} 2c+3c cross (M arch) and cast to the ends (2,1x,3) ; all C turn RH, finish 2c facing 3c with 1c in centre facing down, woman on the R,
25–
2c+3c R&L (starting RH along the sides) while{8} 1c dance down, divide and cast up round 3pl ; cross through the top and cast off (2,1,3)
The Flying Spur 3/4L · J32
1-8
1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s up), 1s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 (1M round 2s & 1L round 3s) while 2s+3s set & cross RH
9-16
1s dance reels of 3 own sides (RSh to 4th corner pstns-3L/2M) 1s end in centre (1L above 2s & 1M below 3s) while 2s+3s cast to meet on sides
17-24
1s set & petronella turn onto opposite sides while 2s+3s cross Ladies under Men’s arch & cast to 1st/3rd places, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
25-32
1s dance down below 3s & cast up on opp sides to 2nd place, 1s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 round 2s while 2s+3s dance R&L (RH on sides to start)

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The music used is from Marian Anderson's CD …

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'Flying Spur, The' is a 32 bar jig …

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Peter Price · Jan. 2, 2014, 5:05 a.m.

It is a good dance! The one recording I have is uninspired so I have been using Marian Anderson’s recording of “Famous Baravan” which works very well for this dance.

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3467 The Flying Spur March 4, 2024, 6:51 p.m. Stephen Webb --- Normal New