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FEATURE DANCES

Autumn 2019

0 00:00Polharrow Burn R32 · 5/5L
Hugh Foss: Magazine Dances 2005-2009 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+3c cross | cast off (2c+4c up) ; ½ Fig8 up round 2c/4c (2,1,4,3,5)
9–
1c+3c turn P RH ; turn P LH to face 1cnrs while{8} 2c+5c cross RH and chase clw. to other end of set (2M & 5W leading P) (5,1,4,3,2)
17–
diag. ½Reels4 with 1cnrs (1diags.) (pass Lsh) ; repeat on 2diags.
25–
Repeat with 3cnrs (1diags) ; 1c+3c turn LH and cast off on own side (4c+5c up) (2,4,1,5,3)

0 00:00Quarries' Jig J32 · 3/4L
Kent W Smith: RSCDS XXXVI 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c set | cast (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 Lsh round 1cnr (2,1x,3)
9–
1M+2c and 1W+3c Lsh Reels3 across, at end 1c LH turn to face 1cnrs
17–
1c+1cnrs change places RH while{2} 2cnrs set | centre dancers change places LH while{2} the others chase clw one position ; repeat from new positions
25–
Repeat from new positions, but to finish 1c turn LH to 2plx ; 2c+1c+3c set | 1c cross RH.

0 00:00Cherrybank Gardens S32 · 3/3L
John Drewry: Thirty Popular Dances, Volume Two · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c set | Petronella in tandem ; repeat (2x,1x,3)
9–
2c+1c set | 2c cross RH while{2} 1c turn LH ¾ ; 2c+1W & 1M+3c RHA (Teapots) to sidelines (2,1,3)
17–
1c+3c S&Link ; 3c+1c Circle4 left, end 3c facing 1c for
25–
Gr-Chain (2c cross to start) (2, 3, 1)

Spring 2020

0 00:00The Chequered Court J32 · 3/4L
Duncan Brown: RSCDS XLII 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 across to the R (1M up, 1W down) to face 1cnr
9–
1c+1cnrs pass and turn, at end 1c swivels R to be BtoB facing 4cnr ; 1c+4cnrs pass and turn, 1c swivels R to finish BtoB facing own side for
17–
DTr, 1c finish between end couple facing own side
25–
Reels3{6} across (Rsh to 4cnr) | 1c cross RH (2,1,3)

0 00:00The Irish Rover R32 · 3/4L
James B Cosh: Twenty Two SCD · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c dance through 3c (2c up) and cast up ; 2c+1W & 1M+3c RHA, 1c finish facing 1cnrs.
9–
1c+1cnrs ½Reel4, pass Lsh ; ½Reel4 with 2cnrs, fast ¾ LH turn in the centre
17–
1W+3c (at top) & 1M+2c Reels3 across (Lsh to 1cnr pos), (to 3x,1,2x)
25–
diagonal R&L (1M down,1W up) (2,1,3)

0 00:00MacDonald of Keppoch M128 · 4S
Chris Ronald: RSCDS XLIX 11 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c+3c ¾ R&L to BtoB facing sides | all set
9--
Parallel Reels4 across, 1c+3c finish half way the last left pass, in a line up and down the set
17--
1c+3c Lsh Reel4, 1W+3W pass Rsh in middle to start, to finish in original places
25--
All set to P | all turn P RH 1¼ | all in promhold chase cclw ¼ (2,3,4,1)

The first two turns are in Strathspey time, the second two are in Reel time.

Summer 2020

POPULAR DANCES

Autumn 2019

0 00:00Hooper's Jig J32 · 3/4L
Miss Milligan's Miscellany of Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All clap, 1c cross Rsh and cast off one (2c up) ; 1c+3c RHA
9–
All clap, 1c cross back Rsh, cast up to own place (2c down) ; 1c+2c LHA
17–
1M+3W change places RH | 1W+3M change RH, while{2} 1M+3W dance a Rsh loop ; 1M+3W cross back RH while{2} 1W+3M loop | 1W+3M cross back LH, 1W to 2pl while{2} 1M casts to 2pl (2c up)
25–
2c+1c R&L

0 00:00The Robertson Rant S80 · 4S
Mrs Douglas Winchester: RSCDS XXXIX 8 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All Circle8 and back
9–
Double L chain (women ½ RHA, turn opposite M LH ; ½ RHA, turn P LH, to own places)
17–
1c+3c Reel4, (W pass left shoulder, M set on [17-18], at the end W slow down and M speed up, face and acknowledge P and pull back inner shoulder to face corners.
25–
All set to corner H.Schottische ; turn cnr BH twice
33-48
2c+4c repeat [17-32]
49–
Women Circle4 L (at end pull back Rsh to face out) ; set to and turn P BH.
57–
Men circle4 R, pull back Lsh ; set to and turn P BH.
65–
G-Chain (one step per hand)
73–
Promenade cclw round the set in Allemande hold, M bring W into middle of set and hold RH for bow and curtsey

0 00:00Mairi's Wedding R40 · 3/4L
James B Cosh: Twenty Two SCD · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c turn RH | cast (2c up) ; turn LH to face 1cnrs
9–
1c ½Reel4 with 1cnrs (pass P Lsh) ; Repeat with 2cnrs
17–
Repeat with 3cnrs (1cnr person) ; Repeat with 4cnrs (2cnr person)
25–
1W+2c & 1M+3c Reels3 across, Lsh to 1cnr
33–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

Note: Cosh explicitly tells 1c to pass Lsh in [9-24]; however the Rsh pass is quite common, and nicknamed »Mairi's Divorce«.

0 00:00The Wild Geese J32 · 3/4L
RSCDS XXIV 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+3c set advancing to midline with P on R | BiL ; 1c turn ¾ RH and cast off to 3pl while{4} 3c turn ¾ RH and lead to 1pl (3,2,1)
9–
repeat [1-8] from new positions (1,2,3)
17–
1c lead down the middle (2c up on [19-20]) ; and up to (2,1,3)
25–
2c+1c R&L

Spring 2020

0 00:00The Piper and the Penguin R88 · 4S
Roy Goldring: The Scotia Suite of Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1-16
All W dance Rsh round cnr ; RHA in middle ; Lsh round P ; LHA in middle, to places
17-32
All M dance Rsh round P ; RHA in middle ; Lsh round cnr ; LHA in middle, to places
33-48
1c+3c turn RH 1¼ ; 1M & 3M (W following) dance between couple on the R and cast clw to places ; 1c+3c R&L
49-64
2c+4c repeat
65–
All W dance into middle, swivel R and dance through own place clw half way round set
73–
All M dance into middle, swivel L and dance through own place cclw half way round set
81–
All turn P RH 1¼ ; promenade cclw half way round set, to own places

0 00:00Bruce's Men S32 · 3/3L
Roy Goldring: The Scotia Suite of Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c circle4 L and face down NHJ ; dance between 3c and cast up to (2,1,3)
9–
Diagonal R&L (1M down, 1W up) (3x,1,2x)
17–
1c ½ Fig8 round 1cnr (to 3x,1x,2x) ; All set | All Turn RH ½ and face up for
25–
3c+1c+2c Allemande, at end 1c cast off and 3c dance up to (2,3,1)

This dance is identical to the dance Caerlaverock Castle (Graded&Social 3)

0 00:00Postie's Jig J32 · 4/4L
Roy Clowes: Thirty Popular Dances, Volume Two · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+4c set, cast to middle positions (2c+3c step to end) ; 1c&4c ½ Fig8 round end C (2,1x,4x,3)
9–
1M+4M and 1W+4W cross NHJ, (W under men's arch), turn cnr ¾ with 'free' hand ; 1c facing 4c change places NHJ (arch going up), turn cnr as before
17–
Repeat (Men's arch ; arch going up)
25–
1c+4c ½ R&L ; turn P RH

Note that both times the couple moving UP makes the arch.

Summer 2020