Dance The Menzies' Rant 4309

Also known as “Reel Duine na Marachan” (translation).

Reel · 32 bars · 2 couples (1x) · Longwise - 4

Devised by
Castle Menzies (18C) (1749)
Intensity
44 88 84 88 = 81% (1 turn), 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The Gaelic version of the ...

The Gaelic version of the title is no longer officially used by the RSCDS.

The dance description in older editions of Book 7 has several errors, one is making a BH turn 1 1/2 on [21-24] instead of once only. Use a new edition or the Pocket Books. Eric.

The Menzies' Rant 2/4L · R32

On 2nd chord, 1c change sides (to 1x,2). In top or bottom place couples change sides on [31-32]of the next turn. This dance can be done round the room.

1–
1M+2W 1½ RH turn to change places on the side ; 1W+2M turn 1¾ LH to face each other across, and 1M steps in to face 2W for
9–
1c+2c Reel4 across (to line across)
17–
1M+2W set and turn RH ¾ while{4} 1W+2M set and turn LH ¾ (to 2,1x) ; 1c turn BH (2,1x)
25–
2c+1c ½ circle4 L [{4}, slow!] ; 2c+1c ½ R&L (2,1x)

The Menzies' Rant 2/4L · R32

1s start on opp sides

1-8
1M turns 2L RH 1.1/2 times on side, 1L turns2M LH 1.3/4 times on side (1s end BtoB in centre facing 2s)
9-16
2s+1s dance reel of 4 across
17-24
1M+2L set & 3/4 turn RH while 1L+2M set & 3/4 turn LH (1s end in 2nd place opposite sides), 1s turn 2H
25-32
2s+1s circle 4H round to left 1/2 way then 1/2 R&L

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Tim Hoffmann
Added on: Feb. 14, 2018, 3:25 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Darmstadt_2016_11_07 2016-11-07 OnYourToes Darmstadt Nov. 1, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Chiswick - 27 January 2019 2019-01-27 James Wilson Jan. 28, 2019, 1:25 p.m.
Chiswick - 27 January 2019 (orig) 2019-01-27 James Wilson Jan. 28, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Chiswick- 27th jan 19 2019-01-27 Evelyn Norman Jan. 26, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
November Course 2016 KKN - Dances taught by Antoine 2016-11-17 Martina Mueller-Franz Nov. 21, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
2016-11-16 Kukucksnest November course list of dances 2016-11-20 antoine rousseau Nov. 20, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Chiswick - 3 February 2019 Burns Night Dance 2019-02-03 James Wilson Jan. 12, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
190203 Chiswick Burns Night 2019 2019-02-03 Evelyn Norman Dec. 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

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