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Dance The Abbot of Unreason 9286

Also known as “The Abbott of Unreason” (spelling).

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

Devised by
Milton Levy (1982)
Intensity
800 844 888 888 = 75% (1 turn), 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra Info
At the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries, the Abbot of Unreason was master of the …

At the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries, the Abbot of Unreason was master of the Christmas Revels at the court of Scotland. (source: the published description)

The name of the dance is written with two ‘t’ in the table of contents of the book, which might have led to misspellings elsewhere (e.g. recordings).

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClip
The Abbot of Unreason Reel of Seven Dance for Joy Encore! CD 8 J32 84:40 35.0
The Abbott of Unreason Roy Hendrie & his Scottish Dance Band The Tin Woodman CD 5 J32 84:40 35.0
The Abbot of Unreason 3/4L · J32
1–
1c dance down (2c up) ; 1M turns below 1W, who passes under his arm, dance up to 2plx BtoB in the middle
9–
Set as in DTr | turn 1cnr RH ; set as in DTr | turn 2cnr LH
17–
Reels3 on opp. sides, Rsh to 1cnr, at end 1c dance straight to (2,1,3)
25–
All Set one PdB on R foot, circle6 L ; 1 PdB on L foot, circle6 R (2,1,3)
The Abbot of Unreason 3/4L · J32
1-8
1s dance down, 1L dances under 1M arm as he dances round below her & dance up to 2nd place BtoB in the middle facing opposite sides
9-16
1s set (as in Double Triangles), turn 1st corner RH, set again in Double Triangles & turn 2nd corners LH
17-24
1s reel of 3 on the sides giving RSh to 1st corners & cross to 2nd place own sides
25-32
All set 1 (PdB on R foot) & circle 6H round to left, all set (PdB on L foot) & circle 6H round to right

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548 wrong date Nov. 5, 2014, 5:01 p.m. Heiko Schmidt Heiko Schmidt Normal Fixed