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 ...

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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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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