Start with groups of 3 couples forming a circle, M on left of P
only bars 9-16 differ from the Dunedin Festival Dance
4c+5c+6c start on opposite sides (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x)
The original tune is a hornpipe
Note by the deviser in TacTalk of jan. 1986: on [17-32] the corners set »as written«; they do not split the setting as is customary in »J.B. Milne«.
Devised in May 1967 in New Zealand by Bob Campbell of Canada for Jean Conway, Elma See, Lorraine Dyall, and Margaret Gray of the Newcastle (Australia) Colleges Strathspey and Reel Club.
Large circle round the room, M has P on his R
(Devisers’ note: as originally published the M moved inside on [29-32]. Then they can’t hold the arches for [33-36])
Note: Cosh explicitly tells 1c to pass Lsh in [9-24]; however the Rsh pass is quite common, and nicknamed »Mairi's Divorce«.
Four dancers, numbered 1,2,3,4 clw, stand in a square facing a fifth dancer in the middle, who faces the gap between numbers 1 and 4
2 chords, to move to (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x)
This dance is centro-symmetric; both ends do identical figures
Dance 3 times to end 6 5 4 3 2 1 or 6 times to end 1 2 3 4 5 6