Dance Gassy Jack's Eightsome 2413

Medley · 128 bars (S64+R64) · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Mary Shoolbraid Brandon (1965)
  • Glasgow Highlanders, Highland Schottische, other, Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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The square formation should be ...

The square formation should be wide for the strathspey. At the end of the Strathspey as the couples dance back to place, the size of the set should be reduced for the reel.

When Vancouver was just a small settlement at the mouth of the Fraser River, it was known as Gastown - named after a well-known local character, Gassy Jack Deighton. The Vancouver Branch Demonstration Team first performed this dance for Miss Jean Milligan's visit to Vancouver in October, 1966. The dance was first published in Hugh Thurston's Thistle (|issue 37>>).

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