Dance The Widows 7143

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Unknown (1805)
Intensity
844 800 822 866 = 58% (1 turn), 44% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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The Widows 3/4L · S32

1–
1c+2c circle4 L, at end 1c cast off and 2c dance to 1pl ; 1c+3c repeat (to 2,3,1)
9–
1c dance up one | cast up one ; dance to 3pl and cast to the top (3c down)
17–
1c dance between 2c, behind 3c and lead up to 1cnr | 1c set to 1cnr, to 2cnr.
25–
Reels3{6} with corners (Rsh to 2cnr) | 1c cross RH to 2pl

Book 19 uses only »lead«. We follow TACnotes in »lead« (RHJ) and »dance« (NHJ)

The Widows 3/4L · S32

1-8
1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s cast to 2nd pl as 2s lead up to 1st pl, 1s+3s circle 4H round to left & 1s cast to 3rd pl as 3s dance up to 2nd pl
9-16
1s lead up between 3s, cast up behind 2s to top, lead down below 3s & cast back to top
17-24
1s lead down between 2s, cast down behind 3s then lead up to face 1st corners, set to 1st corners & set to 2nd corners
25-32
1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners & cross RH to 2nd places

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