Dance The Black Black Oil 535

Reel · 32 bars · 5 couples · Longwise - 5   (Progression: 24153)

Devised by
John Drewry (1971)
Intensity
80800 88888 84884 82842 = 70% (1 turn), 70% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Drewry lists the preferred tune ...

Drewry lists the preferred tune as "Fitful Head" (Tom Georgeson). This tune is often attributed to Tom Anderson, which is incorrect.

The Black Black Oil 5/5L · R32

1–
1c & 3c ½ RH turn moving down 1 place (2c & 4c up) and set ; cross LH and cast left 1 place to face 1cnr (1M & 3W passing Lsh between 4c)
9–
1W+2c & 1M+4c+3W Rsh & 3M+5c Rsh Reels3/4/3 across (1M+3W finish Rsh), at end 1c+3c join RH to 1cnr and LH to P
17–
BiL | ½ turn 1cnr RH ; BiL | ½ turn 1cnr RH and face 2cnr
25–
'2cnrs pass & turn' (pass 2cnr no hands, corners Turn RH, pass back) ; 1c & 3c 1½ RH turn to own side and cast off 1 place (4c+5c up) (2,4,1,5,3)

Can also be danced as a 3C or 7C or .. dance, always reels of 3 at both ends, reels of 4 in the middle

The Black Black Oil 5/5L · R32

1-8
1s & 3s 1/2 turn RH moving down 1 place, face partner & set; cross LH to own sides, cast Left to face 1st corners (1M+3L pass LSh)
9-16
All dance reels across (RSh reels of 3 at ends & RSh reel of 4 in centre) end with 1s & 3s holding partners LH in centre of dance & RH to 1st crnr
17-24
1s & 3s Bal-in-Line with corners, turn corners RH into centre & Bal-in-Line, turn corners to sides & face 2nd corners
25-32
1s & 3s dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners, turn RH 1.1/2 times & cast 1 place on own sides

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