Dance Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich 4803

Reel · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
RSCDS (1973)
Intensity
880/888/844/888 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
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Extra info
This is one of a ...

This is one of a suite of three dances published in 1973 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Society, 1923 -1973. Mrs. Stewart of Fasnacloich was the co-founder of the Society with Miss Milligan.

John Drewry wrote this note for his dance "Ysobel": "This dance, devised in 1973, was used by the Publication's Committee in that year as the basis for the reel "Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich" - a dance which has always disappointed me - I do not like left shoulder reels of four and I think that setting should come at the beginning of a phrase rather than at the end. My feeling, for a long time, has been that Mrs. Stewart was never the same woman again after she was interfered with by the committee! I am publishing the dance in its original form in the hope that dancers will enjoy it this way."

Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich 3/4L · R32

1–
1c+2c Petronella turn and set ; turn RH ¾ into ½RHA (2,1,3)
9–
2c+1c+3c mirror Reels3 on opp. sides, 1c crossing down through 3c to start, 1c finish facing 2crs and 2c+3c loop into place
17–
Half diagonal Rsh Reel4 with 2cnrs, turn LH into ; half diagonal Lsh Reel4 with 1cnrs, at end 1c pass Lsh into
25–
1M+3c (at top) & 1W+2c circle3 L, break (1c leading) into ½ circle6 L, to places, All set (2,1,3)

Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich 3/4L · R32

1-8
1s & 2s Petronella turn into centre & set, 3/4 turn partner RH & 1s+2s dance 1/2 RH across (1s end in 2nd place own sides)
9-16
1s cross down RH through 3rd place to dance reel of 3 with 2s+3s on opp sides (2s+3s start passing RSh on Ladies' side & LSh on Men's side). 1s end facing 2nd crnrs
17-24
1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners, turn LH for 1/2 LSh reel with 1st crnrs passing LSh to end BtoB in centre (1M face up 1L down)
25-32
1s circle 3H round to left (Man with 3s & Lady with 2s), 1s drop LH & open up to circle 6H round to left 1/2 way & all set

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