Dance Bon Accord 627

Reel · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1964)
680/844/808/800/888 = 65% (1 turn), 49% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Extra info
Drewry's own notes:

During ...

Drewry's own notes:

During bars 1-28, 1st Lady dances similar figures to those danced by her partner but four bars later.

Miss Allie Anderson, of Edinburgh, prefers 1st couple to omit the setting, and turn by the right hands for four steps during bars 29-32. I have left the dance in the original version because the setting marks the end of the part where 1st lady is imitating her partner, after a four-bar interval, and because the setting gives the 1st couple a chance to orientate themselves before plunging into the last eight bars. Miss Anderson's version is however a pleasant optional variation.

This dance was written for Miss Margaret Brander and the members of the Carlisle and Border Branch Advanced Class. Miss Brander chose the title - the motto of Aberdeen - her native city. That was before I knew that I was coming to live in Abderdeen myself.

Tune: Bon Accord by Winifred M. Carrie (1st ans 2nd tunes; see the music sheets for this book). It is essential to use the correct tunes for this dance because the first 24 bars consist of two 12-bar phrases rather than three 8-bar ones.

SCDDB Editor's Note on [39-40]
In the first original text by Drewry (typed and then stenciled) 1c crosses RH on [39-40]. In the later printed versions (Bon Accord Book, and the later TAC reprint) 1c cross LH on [39-40]. It is not clear if Drewry changed his mind, or if this was an overlooked editing error. Crossing LH is now the official version, even if some consider Drewry's original RH choice to flow better.

Bon Accord Robert Whitehead & the Danelaw Band Dancers' Choice 2 CD 4 R40 85:49 34.9 [S] Bon Accord/Waverley Steps/The Navvie/Guilderoy

Bon Accord 3/4L · R40

1M+2c Reel3 across (Lsh to 2W), on [5] 1M picks up 1W on R in promhold
1W+2c continue ½ Reel3 (2M/2W finish in 2W/1M place) while{4} 1M long cast off ; 1M+3c start Reel3 across (Lsh to 3W) while{4} 1W long cast off (2M up)
1M picks up P on R in promhold and continues reel ; 1M dances up between 2c and cast to 2Mpl while{4} 1W continues reel, all finish (2x,1,3x)
1c dances between C on R and cast (round 4cnr pos) to (2x,1,3x) ; 1c set | turn RH and face out
2c+3c dance ½ Petronella while{8} 1c cast R | pass between end couple as they set ; cast R to 2plx | cross LH (2,1,3)

Optional variant: on 29-32 1c Turn RH {4}.

Bon Accord 3/4L · R40

1M dances 1/2 LSh reel of 3 across with 2s
1M picks up partner in prom hold & dance a further 1/2 reel with 2s
1L dances 1/2 reel with 2s while 1M casts 1 place with a loop (4 bars)
1M dances 1/2 LSh reel with 3s while 1L casts with a loop
1M picks up partner in prom hold & dance 1/2 reel with 3s
1L continues with 1/2 reel with 3s while 1M dances LSh round 2L
1M dances RSh round 3L while 1L dances RSh round 2M
1s set & turn RH
1s cast (Man up, Lady down), cross over, cast to 2nd place & cross to own side while 2s & 3s petronella to own sides

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Advanced class 10-2-15 Melissa Shaner Nov. 22, 2015, 12:32 a.m.
Cambridge RonDancing 2022 Murrough Landon Aug. 14, 2022, 11:02 p.m.
LHC Pont Street, President's Night. 2019-09-07 alan poh Sept. 6, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

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