Dance The Blacksmith of Elgin 559

Jig · 48 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Faith Brosse
Intensity
888 888 864 444 468 844 = 77% (1 turn), 58% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
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The Blacksmith of Elgin 3/4L · J48

1–
1c+2c+3c set twice ; and still holding hands, 1c leading, lines cross at the top (M passing outside W) and down opposite side (to 3x,2x,1x)
9–
Repeat, crossing at the bottom, 1c leading (1,2,3)
17–
Pickup Chain from top: (1c cross RH | 1c pass 2c LH on side ; 2c cross RH while{2} 1c pass 3c RH on side | 2c pass 3c LH on side while{2} 1c cross LH in 3pl) (3,2x,1)
25–
All W set advancing and join nearer hands, set retiring ; All M repeat
33–
Repeat pickup chain, 3c starting (1,2,3)
41–
1c cast off (2c up) ; all Turn RH (2,1,3)

The Blacksmith of Elgin 3/4L · J48

1-8
1s+2s+3s take hands on side & set twice, retain hands & 1M followed by 2M+3M cross & dance down behind Ladies while 1L followed by 2L+3L cross & down Men's side (all pass RSh)
9-16
3s+2s+1s repeat above Fig with 1s leading crossing at bottom
17-24
1s dance Snowball Grand Chain for 3 cpls to end 3 (2) 1:
1s cross RH & change places LH on side with 2s
1s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross RH
1s cross LH while 2s+3s change places LH. 3 (2) 1
25-32
3L+2L+1L set advancing to hold nearer hands & retire, 3M+2M+1M repeat
33-40
3s+2s+1s dance Snowball Grand Chain for 3 cpls to end 1 2 3:
3s cross RH & change places LH on side with 2s
3s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross RH
3s cross LH while 2s+1s change places LH. 1 2 3
41-48
1s dance in & cast to 2nd place, all turn RH. 2 1 3

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
150524 IB WE Copenhagen - Ball on Sun. 2015-05-24 Martina Mueller-Franz April 14, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
LHC President's Night 2/9/17 2017-09-02 alan poh Aug. 30, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Alva 190718 M Maclennan 2018-07-19 Mary Cant June 28, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Geismar Folk Dance Festival 2018-05-12 Tim Hoffmann April 29, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

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