Dance MacLeod of Harris 4044

MacLeod of Harris is a Wedding Dance from the Isle of Harris. This dance was given to Mrs MacNab by Torquil MacLeod late of Truro, Nova Scotia.

"In the dance we see the visiting wedding guests, The reel danced. The chain is the friendship ring. The last figure is the going home. Each couple stands at the door of their Croft and waves goodbye to their friends."

According to issue 2394 the above footnote is typical of the romantic approach Mrs MacNab saw the dancing. I feel it adds a charm of its own and typical of its time.

MacLeod of Harris 4S · R144

Part A

1-8
1s+3s set, advance & dance RH across
9-16
1s+3s dance LH across & turn partners RH into 2 diagonal lines of 4 (1M, 2L, 3M, 4L in own places facing partners)
17-24
1s+2s also 3s+4s set, advance & dance RH across
25-32
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across & turn partners RH into original places
33-40
2s+4s set, advance & dance RH across
41-48
2s+4s dance LH across & turn partners RH into 2 diagonal lines of 4 (1L, 2M, 3L, 4M in own places facing partners)
49-56
1s+4s also 2s+3s set, advance & dance RH across
57-64
1s+4s also 2s+3s dance LH across & turn partners RH into 2 diagonal lines (1L, 2M, 3L, 4M in own places facing partners)

Part B

1-8
All dance diagonal reels of 4
9-16
All set twice to partners & turn 2H to end in original places
17-24
All dance 1/2 Grand Chain & turn Tulloch hold
25-32
All dance 1/2 Grand Chain & turn Tulloch hold

Part C

1-8
1s turn RH into Allemande hold facing out (4 bars); 2s repeat to end behind 1s
9-16
3s repeat to end behind 2s, 4s repeat to end of line
17-32
All prom hold dance round clockwise into circle (1 springing PdB forward, 1 back & 2 skip change steps forward (4 times)

Part D

1-8
1s cross hands & spin to original place in square (4 bars); 2s repeat
9-16
3s repeat, 4s repeat, as each couple dances to place they wave farewell to others. All end with a farewell wave.

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Mary Isdal Macnab 2018-01-01 Dance ForFun Jan. 13, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

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