Dance The Fiddler on the Capstan 868

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

Devised by
John Drewry (1981)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Inscribed "for Herb Carl of ...

Inscribed "for Herb Carl of Albany, California".

The notes explain that "While he was at St. Andrews in July 1981, Herb Carl had a dream. Mary Stoker was teaching her class to dance "The New-Rigged Ship" on the deck of the Victory in Portsmouth Harbour. As usual, she was cracking her vhip and urging them to extra effort. Music for the dancing was supplied by a fiddler vho stood on the centre of the capstan while the class danced round him."

The Fiddler on the Capstan 3/4L · R48

1s+3s 1/2 turn partners RH & dance RH across 1/2 way, 3s & 1s turn partners RH. 3 2 1
2s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides with 3s+1s (2L up & 2M down)
2s petronella turn into middle & set as 3M+1M also 3L+1L 1/2 turn RH & dance 1/2 RH across to end in lines across
All turn opposite person RH once round & 2s end facing 3rd corner (pstns)
2s dance 1/2 diagonal reels of 4 with 3rd corner (pstns) then with 4th corner (pstns) & 2s end in 2nd place own side 1 2 3
1s+2s 1/2 turn partners RH & dance RH across 1/2 way, 2s turn partners RH
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Harrogate 2015 2015-03-09 Truus de Ceuster Feb. 18, 2015, 7:26 p.m.

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