Dance The Gentle Shepherd 2436

Jig · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

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8060 8480 8880 8000 = 51% (1 turn), 52% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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The RSCDS publication "Scottish Country ...

The RSCDS publication "Scottish Country Dances Books 13-18" states that this dances originates from an old book of Scottish-Irish dances (title page lost). [Thus, if somebody knows more of the whereabouts of this book, please let us know by hitting the "Submit Correction/Addition" button.]

The above mentioned RSCDS publication adds the following note: in bars 11-12, 3rd man may find it easier to lead partner with the left hand.

The dance is danced as a Slow Jig.

The Gentle Shepherd 4/4L · J32

1c cross down, set to 3c ; 1M+3W lead up behind 2W to face down between 2c while{4} 1W+3M lead down behind 4M to face up between 4c
1M+3W and 1W+3M advance down/up | lead partners (3c use LH) back to (1,2,3,4) ; 1c+2c+3c turn LH into promhold facing up
1c+2c+3c Promenade
1c cast off two, lead up to the top and cast to the bottom (2c+3c+4c up)

The Gentle Shepherd 4/4L · J32

1s cross down, set to 3s, 1M+3L lead up behind 2L & into centre as 1L+3M lead down behind 4M into centre
1M+3L also 3M+1L advance 2 steps down/up & Men lead own partner to original places (by facing out turning round to left), 1s+2s+3s turn LH ready for ...
1s+2s+3s Promenade
1s cast 2 places, lead up the middle to top & cast to bottom

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Murrough Landon
Added on: July 26, 2020, 11:12 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

NameDateOwnerLast changed
RSCDS Book 17 2015-09-20 Angelika Schmidkonz Sept. 20, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
panto part 4 George Hobson Nov. 27, 2020, 12:59 p.m.
2018-07 TAC taught antoine rousseau Aug. 8, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
SA_2017Week3 2017-09-01 Roland Telle Sept. 2, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Silvesterkurs 2016/17 Gemünd 2017-01-07 Eva-Maria Beckmann Jan. 7, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

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