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0 00:00Warm up dance:-

0 00:00Upstairs/Intermediate and Advanced dancers

Focus: variations on reels of four. Back to basics technique: character of travelling steps

0 00:00The Ferryboat J32 · 1C
Carolyn Hunt: Let's All Dance · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Couples (M to left of W) form a big circle round the room, all face in

1–
All M advance towards centre, clap and retire ; in circle NHJ all slip 4 L
9–
All W advance towards centre, clap and retire ; in circle NHJ all slip 4 R and face P
17–
G-Chain, 2 bars/hand
25–
New couples M+W slip into centre {2}, out {2} ; turn P RH to form circle.

0 00:00Dusty Bluebelles

1-8 1st couple lead down for three steps, lead up for three steps and cast to second place as 2nd couple step up.

9-16 2nd and 1st couples dance right hands across once round, and turn partner one and a quarter times with right hand.

17-24 2nd and 1st couples dance a reel of four and finish facing partner, still up and down the centre.

25-32 2nd and 1st couples set to partner, turn partner three quarters with both hands opening up for a circle four hands round to the left.

Repeat having passed a couple.
Note: Dancers take right hands with partner on bar 12 (do not dance out to sidelines).

0 00:00Tonight's theme: Reels of Four

0 00:00Betty's Wedding M32 · 3/4L
James B Cosh: Twenty Two SCD · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Strathspey

1–
1c turn RH 1½ and cast off ; ½Fig8 up (2c up on [7-8] and face 1cnr
9–
Reel4 with 1cnrs, at end pass Lsh into

Reel

17–
Reel4 with 2cnrs to (2,1,3)
25–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back (2,1,3)

0 00:00The Royal Deeside Railway R32 · 3/4L
Ron Arrowsmith: RSCDS XL 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c (no hands) dance down cross below 3c and (2c up) cast up to 2W ; 1c (1W leads)+2W RHA
9–
1c+2M LHA, finish facing up, 1M behind 1W ; dance up and cast off on own side to 3M (1W leading)
17–
1c+3M RHA ; 1c+3W LHA, 1c finish facing down, 1W leading
25–
1c dance down between 3c, cast up on own side to 2pl ; 2c+1c+3c turn RH

after 2nd turn new 3c step up on [1-2]

0 00:00Upstairs/Intermediate and Advanced dancers:-

0 00:00The Brownrigg Reel R32 · 4/4L
John S Trew: For Old Tymes Sake · Crib: E-cribs

1–
1c (2c following) lead between 4c, cross and cast up to places (1x,2x,3,4)
9–
4c (3c following) repeat upwards (1x,2x,3x,4x)
17–
Reels of 4 on the sides
25–
1c lead to 4pl (2c+3c+4c up) ; all set and cross RH

Bobby Brown's band worked as the Brownrigg Company, in Toronto (?) Canada. Trew wrote this dance for the Band, and one more for each member

0 00:00The Meeting of the Waters R48 · 3/4L
Iain Boyd: The Strathtay Album · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c Reel4 across, 1M+2W pass Lsh as 1W/2M cast down/up, finish in places, 1W facing out (1W+2M final pass is Rsh) (1,2,3)
9–
1c parallel Rsh Fig8 on own side round 2c+3c
17–
1W, followed by 1M, cast off behind 2W, cross down between 3c (2c up) ; cast up round 3M and cross (to 2,1,3)
25–
1c+3c RHA ; 2c+1c LHA
33–
2c+1c+3c parallel Reels3 on the sides (1c Rsh to 3c)
41–
All Circle6 and back

On [7-8] 1W+2M originally passed Lsh, but the deviser changed this to Rsh.

On Hogmanay programme.

The first 8 bars of the videos are danced incorrectly!

0 00:00Gang the Same Gate S32 · 3/4L
Milton Levy: RSCDS XXXVI 4 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross RH | cast off 2 (2c+3c up) ; 1c cross RH and cast up (3c down) to (2,1,3)
9–
1c set passing Lsh | turn 1cnrs BH ; ½Reel4 with 2cnrs, at end 1c curve R to between end cpl (M above facing W below)
17–
1c set passing Lsh, turn 4cnr (2cnr persons) BH ; ½Reel4 with 1cnrs, at end curve R to end as (3x,1x,2x)
25–
All S&Link3 ; repeat (2,1,3)

On Hogmanay programme

0 00:00The Byron Strathspey S32 · 3/3L
John Drewry: Deeside Book Part 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c+3c Petronella Turn into midline, set ; all turn P BH 1¼ to (1,2,3)
9–
“Teapots”: 1c+2W & 2M+3c RHA ; 1c+2M & 2W+3c LHA , to (1,2,3) with 1c facing out and 2c facing up in promhold
17–
2c (promhold) +1W+1M Reel3 across (Rsh to 1W), at end all dance in for
25–
2c+1c+3c Allemande (to 3,1,2).

0 00:00Macleod's Fancy J32 · 4/4L
John Drewry: RSCDS XXXIII 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+4c set facing diagonally | 1W+4M cast R round own sideline and meet with ¾ RH turn in the middle, to places while{6} 1M+4W make that turn and cast R round own sideline to places
9–
All dance Reels4 on the sides to finish (1,2,3,4) facing up/dn
17–
Middles (2c+3c) turn ends RH ½ way to form a St Andrew's Cross (1c+4c retain RH and give LHA in the middle) | all set ; continue turns once round RH, at the end 1c+4c pass Rsh on own side to end (2,4,1,3) (1M+4W with polite turn)
25–
(Middle couples solo:) 4c+1c set, Women cross NHJ and face ends while{2} Men cross over outside them and turn inwards to join P ; 4c(1c) lead up RH (lead down LH) between 2c(3c), cross and cast to 2pl(3pl) (2,4,1,3)

On Drewry Night programme

0 00:00The Michigan Reel R32 · 4/4L
John S Trew: Martello Tower & Other Dances · Crib: MiniCribs

1-8
All Adv+Ret & dance DoSiDo with partner
9-16
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance R&L
17-24
All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32
1s dance down to 4th place, others step up on bars 27-28 & all turn partner RH

0 00:00The Golden Apple Jig J40 · 3/4L
Chris Ronald: 12 Scottish Country Dances [Ronald, 2009] · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c dance down between 3c | cast to 2pl (2c up) ; turn P LH 1¼ to face 1cnrs (2,1,3)
9--
SetH&G, finish facing 3cnrs
17--
Reel4 on 1diag, pass P Lsh to face 2cnrs
25--
Reel4 on 2diag (2,1,3)
33--
Circle6 and back

0 00:00BREAK

0 00:00The Belle of Bon Accord S32 · 4/4L
John Drewry: Deeside Book Part 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M cross, cast off round 2W to finish in the middle facing up while{4} 1W crosses between 2M and 3M, casts up to the middle facing down while{4} 3c do the same round 4c (2c & 4c step up ½ place) ; 1c+2c & 3c+4c RHA
9–
1c+3c Reel4 in the centre of the dance
17–
1c+3c turn ¾ RH to finish facing up NHJ while{2} 2c & 4c dance up ½ place on the sides and in to face down NHJ. All set ; 2c+1c & 4c+3c circle4 L (to sidelines 2,1x,4,3x)
25–
1c/3c lead up & cross between 2c/4c and cast off one ; 1c+3c turn BH, opening to face down | 1c dance to 4pl while{2} 3c cast up to 2pl. (2,3,4,1)

0 00:00Dusty Bluebells

1-8 1st couple lead down for three steps, lead up for three steps and cast to second place as 2nd couple step up.

9-16 2nd and 1st couples dance right hands across once round, and turn partner one and a quarter times with right hand.

17-24 2nd and 1st couples dance a reel of four and finish facing partner, still up and down the centre.

25-32 2nd and 1st couples set to partner, turn partner three quarters with right/both hands opening up for a circle four hands round to the left.

Repeat having passed a couple.

0 00:00The Belle of Bon Accord S32 · 4/4L
John Drewry: Deeside Book Part 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M cross, cast off round 2W to finish in the middle facing up while{4} 1W crosses between 2M and 3M, casts up to the middle facing down while{4} 3c do the same round 4c (2c & 4c step up ½ place) ; 1c+2c & 3c+4c RHA
9–
1c+3c Reel4 in the centre of the dance
17–
1c+3c turn ¾ RH to finish facing up NHJ while{2} 2c & 4c dance up ½ place on the sides and in to face down NHJ. All set ; 2c+1c & 4c+3c circle4 L (to sidelines 2,1x,4,3x)
25–
1c/3c lead up & cross between 2c/4c and cast off one ; 1c+3c turn BH, opening to face down | 1c dance to 4pl while{2} 3c cast up to 2pl. (2,3,4,1)

On Drewry Night programme

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 Hard Drive R32 · 3/4L
Chris Ronald: 12 Scottish Country Dances [Ronald, 2009] · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M+2M & 1W+2W (1c starts inwards) Turn 1½ EH to change places ; 1M+3M & 1W+3W repeat with other hand (to 2,3,1), 3c facing out
9–
1c dance NHJ to top, cast off one ; turn twice RH (or birl) to face 3cnr, 3c cast to 3pl on [9-10]
17–
Diag Reel4 with 3cnrs (twiddles allowed), at end pass Lsh to face 2cnr
25–
Diag Reel4 with 2cnrs , finish (2,1,3) (on 2nd time through, top W may finish facing out, for the next LH turn)

0 00:00Saint Martin's Strathspey S32 · 4/4L
Roy Goldring: Graded and Social Dances 1 - 24 Dances · Crib: MiniCribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1-8
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across, all set to partners & 1s+2s also 3s+4s set facing on sides
9-16
All dance reels of 4 on sides
17-24
1L followed by partner cast to bottom & turn RH 1.1/2 times
25-32
All circle 8H round & back

0 00:00The Brownrigg Reel R32 · 4/4L
John S Trew: For Old Tymes Sake · Crib: E-cribs

1–
1c (2c following) lead between 4c, cross and cast up to places (1x,2x,3,4)
9–
4c (3c following) repeat upwards (1x,2x,3x,4x)
17–
Reels of 4 on the sides
25–
1c lead to 4pl (2c+3c+4c up) ; all set and cross RH

Bobby Brown's band worked as the Brownrigg Company, in Toronto (?) Canada. Trew wrote this dance for the Band, and one more for each member

0 00:00Possible extras if time permits:-

0 00:00Girardet House S32 · 4S
Francis Carr: EMO Fifteenth Anniversary · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+3c ½ R&L ; 2c+4c repeat (3,4,1,2)
9–
All M RHA, to same places ; all W LHA, finish in middle facing P
17–
1c+3c & 2c+4c intersecting Reels4 (use ½ LHA in the middle) finish as started (3,4,1,2)
25–
All dance the »Circle Knot«: Turn P RH ½ into Allemande hold, facing cclw | promenade cclw to next position ; All drop RH and W dance into the middle | All turn LH into new positions (4,1,2,3)

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«.