Dance The Border Reiver's Bride 704

Medley · 64 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
John M Duthie
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The Border Reiver's Bride 4S · M64

The Border Reiver’s Bride 4/4Sq • 32R,32Sx4,32R

Reel

1-
Circle8 to finish with W BtoB in middle facing P
9-
All set (Highland step) ; turn P RH 1.1/2 to finish with M in middle facing P
17-
All set (Highland step) ; turn P LH 1.1/2 to finish with W in middle, M facing cclw
25-
W 1/2 RHA while{4} M dance 1/2 way round set to meet P ; M dance in to give LH while{1} W dance out round P to face clw NHJ (or arm round P waist) 1/2 LHA back to pl {3} to finish with 1c facing cclw

Strathspey

1-
1c+2M in ‘Triumph’ hold dance cclw inside set {6} then 2M+1W return to place while{2} 1M+3M dance into middle BtoB facing P
9-
1c+3c Reel4 finishing in original places
17-
1c+3c promhold cross, W passing RSh and curve to face in ; repeat back to pl
25-
All set (Highland Schottische) to cnrs and turn RH to finish with 2c facing cclw
33-64
Repeat bars 1-32 with 2c leading and finishing with 3c facing cclw
65-96
Repeat bars 1-32 with 3c leading and finishing with 4c facing cclw
97-128
Repeat bars 1-32 with 4c leading and finishing back in pl

Reel

1-32
Repeat the reel-time figure finishing back in pl

For demonstrations it is suggested that the strathspey figure is only danced once, with 1c leading

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