Dance Rosnor Abbey 5688
Jig · 40 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4 (Progression: 21)
- Devised by
- 44 44 80 88 88 = 70% (1 turn), 48% (whole dance)
- Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
- Published in
- Miss Milligan's Miscellany of Scottish Country Dances 
- Miss Milligan's Miscellany Volume I 
- 101 Scottish Country Dances 
- Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 8  (diagram only)
- Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 7  (diagram only)
- Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 6  (diagram only)
- Recommended Music
- Extra info
- Rosnor Abbey
There is much ...
There is much confusion about the precise execution of bars 1-2 and 9-10.
The older variant is for both pairs (1W+2M and 1M+2W) to turn RH and face each other on the midline, W above M. This pattern is asymmetric; 1W+2M make a 7/8 turn and back, 1M+2W a 5/8 turn and back. None of the instructions mention 5/8, 7/8 or even mentions the asymmetry
Later instructions specify ½ turn, that would bring each pair to the same diagonal as where they started.
The most recent instructions add an (optional?) ¾ turn. If taken precisely this brings the pairs to the other diagonal.
For the record, here are some official descriptions; there's plenty of confusion.
My (purple, undated) copy of MMM1 (page 38) has the following original text:
1-4 1st lady and 2nd man turn each other by the right hand for 2 skip change of step; facing up and down in the middle of the dance they set to each other.
5-8 They turn each other with left hands back to places, and set.
9-16 1st man and 2nd lady do the same.
The 1992 Manual has a note:
Bars 1-4 1st woman and 2nd man turn to finish with 1st woman facing down and 2nd man facing up.
Bars 9-12 1st man and 2nd woman turn to finish with 1st man facing up and 2nd woman facing down.
The 2005 Manual does not have a note for the dance.
The 2013 Manual has a note:
Bars 1-2 1st woman and 2nd man turn three-quarters to finish with 1st woman facing down and 2nd man facing up. In earlier versions of these bars, 1st woman and 2nd man turn half way.
Bars 9-10 1st man and 2nd woman turn three-quarters to finish with 1st man facing up and 2nd woman facing down. Alternatively they may turn half way.
TACnotes 4th ed 1995 says:
1-2 1st woman & 2nd man three-quarters turn to finish with woman facing down and man up.
9-10 1st man and 2nd woman turn as bars 1-2.
TACnotes 5th ed 2008 says:
1-2 NB: In 2007 edition this is a HALF turn to face each other in middle of the set.
9-10 2nd woman and1st man turn as bars 1-2.
Read more: on the RSCDS website the Technique Panel has published a statement at https://www.rscds.org/learn/resources-dancers/technique-advisory-panel-dances.
|Rosnor Abbey||Muriel Johnstone's Band||A Dancer's Miscellany Vol IV||MC||4||J40 8||5:58||35.8||Cecil McCausland/Garster's Dream/Da Peerie Dunter/Sailor at the Bow|
|Rosnor Abbey||Muriel Johnstone's Band||Dance Through The Miscellanies - Part 3||CD||10||J40 8||5:58||35.8||Cecil McCausland/Garster's Dream/Da Peerie Dunter/Sailor at the Bow|
|Rosnor Abbey||Rob Gordon and his Band||The Kilt is my Delight||LP||1||J40 4||2:47||33.4||Cecil McCausland/Dr & Mrs R Walker/The Drunken Parson|
|Rosnor Abbey||Rob Gordon and his Band||Rob's Music Box||LP||4||J40 4||2:47||33.4||Cecil McCausland/Dr & Mrs R Walker/The Drunken Parson|
Rosnor Abbey 2/4L · J40
- 1W+2M turn RH ½ to face each other | set ; turn LH back to places, set
- 1M+2W repeat
- 1c lead down the middle and up
- 1c+2c Allemande
- 2c+1c R&L.
(Note: [1-2] and [9-10] now specify half turns, superseding older instructions.
Rosnor Abbey 2/4L · J40
- 1L+2M 3/4 turn RH & set to each other (Man facing up & Lady down), 1L+2M turn 1/2 LH back to places & set
- 1M+2L repeat above Fig
- 1s lead down the middle & back ready for Allemande
- 1s+2s dance Allemande
- 2s+1s dance R&L
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