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0 00:00The Bonny Bells Of Heather R32 · 6/6L
Jean Attwood: Alexander Dances Book 8 · Crib: MiniCribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

4s+5s+6s start on opp sides

1-8
1s & 6s turn RH, cast in 1 place & turn LH 1.1/2 times to end BtoB facing 2s/5s while 3s+4s dance RH across & LH back to places
9-16
1s+2s also 6s+5s dance reels of 4 across to end 1s/6s facing partner up/down (Ladies BtoB) while 3s+4s dance reel of 4 across (Men LSh & Ladies cast to start)
17-24
1s & 6s set, 3/4 turn into prom hold & Promenade round each other (RSh) to end on sides between 3s+4s (1s facing 3M & 6s facing 4M)
25-32
1s dance reel of 3 on sides with 3M+4L while 6s dance reels with 4M+3L (1s & 6s end in centre ready for RH across). 2 3 6(1)(4)(5)

0 00:00The Borrowdale Exchange R32 · 3T
Derek Haynes: Carnforth Collection of SC Dances 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Start with groups of 3 couples forming a circle, M on left of P

1–
All circle6 and back
9–
All A&R into centre ; Dance BtoB with P
17–
All wheel RH (take hands with dancer opposite) ; on bar 5 the W whose hand is lowest moves under to join new P, bar 7: next W moves under to join new P
25–
All three »new free couples« Promenade to anywhere in the room to form trio with 2 other couples.

only bars 9-16 differ from the Dunedin Festival Dance

A Trip to Applecross (R6x32) - Scott Band and his Scottish Country Dance Band (RSCDS Book 50)

2019-11-09

0 00:00The Dashing White Sergeant R32 · 3+3RR
RSCDS III 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Trio face trio RR.

1–
Circle6 and back
9–
Each centre person sets to RH P and turns him/her BH ; repeat with LH P
17–
Reel3 across, Lsh to RH P
25–
In lines of 3 across A&R ; advance Rsh through the opposite line of 3 to meet the next line of 3.

Many variations in handing, polite turns and shoulder exist

Dashing White Sergeant (R6x32) - The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band (The Reel Party - Are ye askin'?)

2019-11-09

0 00:00The Dinton Fivesome R32 · 5pS
Sybil Hammond: Scottish Dance Archives · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Set of 5 dancers: 1c (own side) + 2c (opp. side) + Centre Man (CM) in the middle

1--
1c+2c chase clw while{4} CM sets turning, LHJ with with 2W & RHJ with 1W, both W giving RH ; 1c+2c pivot R to chase cclw while{4} CM sets turning, LHJ with with 1M & RHJ with 2M, both M giving LH [to places]
9--
1W+CM+2W Rsh Reel3 while{8} 1M+2M set with Highland step
17--
1M+CM+2M Lsh Reel3 while{8} 1W+2W set with Highland step
25--
1c+CM set as in DTr | 1M+CM change places LH ; 1M+2c set as in DTr | 1M+2M change places LH (2M is now in centre, both W in own place)

repeat twice only

History In The Making (R3x32) - Marian Anderson's Scottish Dance Band (The Sunday Class Dance Book 1)

2019-06-24

0 00:00The Double Sixsome R64 · 6/6L
Mary Shoolbraid Brandon: Honolulu Book · Crib: E-cribs

Start with the three bottom couples on opposite side (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x)

1–
All W A&R ; all M dance Rsh round P into BH hold
9–
1c+2c+3c slip down & up (W side) while{8} 4c+5c+6c slip up & down (M side), finish for
17–
1c+2c+3c & 4c+5c+6c Allemandes, each starting towards the end. The third couple in each Allemande overtakes the second couple (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
25–
1c+6c RHA, LHA
33–
2c+3c & 4c+5c R&L
41–
1c & 6c lead towards own end, cross and cast round the end couple ; dance down/up the middle to meet and turn person opposite BH ½
49–
Repeat towards the other end
57–
All set twice ; turn P RH (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)

Traquair House (R4x48) - Sandy Nixon and his Scottish Dance Band (Scottish Dances Volume 1)

2016-11-28

0 00:00Domino Five R32 · 5pS
Derek Haynes: A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

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

1–
1+2+5 RHA ; 3+4+5 LHA
9–
5+1+3 Rsh diagonal Reel3
17–
5+2+4 Lsh diagonal Reel3
25–
dancers 5 & 1 change places passing RSH | 1 & 4 repeat ; 4 & 3 repeat | 3 & 2 repeat, 2 finish in centre and face up. the tracks from one corner to the next should be a smooth curve.

The Water Of Dryfe (R5x32) - The Colin Dewar Quartet (Special Requests Volume 4)

Domino Five (R5x32) - Ian Muir and his Scottish Dance Band (Music for A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances)

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan (R5x32) - Luke Brady's Scottish Dance Band (Take Your Partners For... Vol 1)

Polharrow Burn (R5x32) - Luke Brady's Scottish Dance Band (Take Your Partners For... Vol 4)

Sgurr Alasdair (R5x32) - Muriel Johnstone & Keith Smith (Vintage Goldring)

2017-08-28 2018-05-06 2018-07-09 2018-08-13 2018-09-24 2018-10-01 2019-06-24 2019-09-09 2019-09-30

0 00:00Eigg, Muck and Rum R32 · lines
Deborah Dennison: Always Enough to Dance · Crib: E-cribs

Set of 3 dancers in line (d3,d1,d2), all facing down

1--
All set NHJ | d1 Lsh fig8{6}, d1 finish in triangle position behind own place
9--
Circle3 and back, finish in the line (3,1,2)
17--
d1+d2 set to and turn BH ; d1+d3 repeat (3,1,2)
25--
Reel3{6}, d1 Lsh to d2 (3,1,2) | d1+d2 change places LH {1} d2+d3 changeplaces RH {1} and all face down (2,3,1)

Figure It Out (R3x32) - Jim Lindsay & Muriel Johnstone (Reel On)

2016-08-08

0 00:00Festival Interceltique R40 · anyC
Ian Brockbank: Magazine Dances 2005-2009 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All Circle and back
9–
All W dance cclw round P keeping NHJ raised above heads ; All M repeat clw
17–
All C advance to centre and retire ; repeat
25–
All turn P RH ; All turn cnr LH, into promhold, M on L
33–
All new couples promenade freely through the room to reform circles of any size

This »mixer« dance works for any number of couples per circle

Festival Interceltique (R4x(32+8)) - Lindsay Weir and her Scottish Dance Band (4 Dances for 2008)

0 00:00Fire in the Rye R32 · 6/6L
Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

4c+5c+6c start on opposite sides (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x)

1–
1c+2c+3c & 4c+5c+6c each circle6 and back
9–
½ G-Chain (6 hands), starting across at the ends (to 6,5,4,3x,2x,1x)
17–
Top, middle and bottom pairs of couples set, ½RHA ; (end couples wait while{} ) 6c+3c & 4c+1c set, ½LHA (to 5x,3x,6,1x,4,2)
25–
Middle-most couples (1c+6c) face each other, set and change places RH ; all C set and cross RH (to 5,3,1,6x,4x,2x)

Fire In The Rye (R6x32) - The Music Makars (Jig For Joy)

0 00:00The Kelpie of Loch Coruisk R32 · 7/7L
Barry Priddey: If the Ghillie Fits · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+3c+5c cross RH | cast off one (2c+4c+6c up) ; 1c+3c+5c ½ Fig8 L (round 4cnr, M down, W up, pass Lsh between middle two couples) while{4} 2c+4c+6c+7c set and cross RH. 1c+3c+5c finish Rsh to P facing 2cnr positions
9-24
Four ½diag Reels4, dancing couples (1c+3c+5c) passing P Rsh in the middle, and finish on midline facing P, M above W (7,1,6,3,4,5,2)
25–
1c+3c+5c turn ¾ RH and face up in the middle | lead to the top and cast off to 6pl, 4pl, 2pl (7,5,6,3,4,1,2)

The Kelpie of Loch Coruisk (R7x32) - Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band (Scottish Dances Volume 7)

0 00:00The Monday Night Reel R32 · 6/6L
John F Rigby: Nine Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

4c, 5c and 6c start on opposite side (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x) The dance is centro-symmetric; »top« and »bottom« do the same figures throughout.

1–
1M+6M cast off/up one, (2c+5c step to end) cross and cast Rsh round 1cnr into middle facing 1cnr while{} 1W+6W cross, cast off/up, ½ Fig8 between 2c/5c to face 1cnr, BtoB with P
9–
1c+6c ½ Diag Reel4 with 1cnrs, pass Rsh, ½ Diag Reel4 with 2cnrs, finishing (3x,1x,2x,5,6,4)
17–
3c+4c cross and cast 2 places, to middle positions (other Cs step to ends) ; 3c+4c ½ R&L (1x,2x,4,3x,5,6)
25–
2c+4c & 3c+5c ½ R&L ; 1c+4c & 3c+6c ½ R&L (4,1,2,5x,6x,3x)

0 00:00Mousetrap R32 · 5pS
Jane Lataille: Always Enough to Dance · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Set: 4 dancers in square, numbered clw 1,2,3,4, with 5 in middle facing 1

1--
1+5 turn RH ; 5 Lsh round 4pos, to place while{4} cnrs ½ R&L (start 1 with 2, 3 with 4) (3,4,1,2,5)
9--
3 (at top) +5 Turn LH ; 5 Rsh round 2pos to place while{4} cnrs ½ R&L (start 4 with 1, 3 with 2) (1,2,3,4,5),
17--
5 Fig8 round 1 + 3, Lsh to 3
25--
5+3 change place LH | 3+1 change RH; 1+4 change LH | 4+2 change RH (3,4,5,1,2)

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan (R5x32) - Luke Brady's Scottish Dance Band (Take Your Partners For... Vol 1)

2016-07-11 2017-02-20

0 00:00Never at Sea R48 · 6/6L
J C Haddow: Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

2 chords, to move to (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x)
This dance is centro-symmetric; both ends do identical figures

1–
1c+6c cross RH | cast inwards (2c+5c to end) ; cross LH | cast to middle (3c+4c to end) (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
9–
1M+6W & 6M+1W in promhold Lsh Reels3 across with 4c/3c resp. (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
17–
2c+3c+1c & 6c+4c+5c mirror Reels3 on the sides, 1c&6c start inwards towards own end (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
25–
1c+6c R&L
33–
2c&5c cross RH while{2} 3c+1c & 6c+4c ½ RHA | on sidelines change place LH between 1pl/2pl, 3pl/4pl and 5pl/6pl (1x,2x,4,3x,5,6) ; repeat {4}
41–
repeat [33-36] ; All turn P RH (5,4,6,1x,3x,2x)

Dance 3 times to end 6 5 4 3 2 1 or 6 times to end 1 2 3 4 5 6

Never at Sea (R8x48) - The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band (Ah'm Askin')

0 00:00Nifty Ninety R32 · 9p
Brenda Burnell: The Leeds Golden Collection · Crib: MiniCribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Start: 7· ·8· ·9

4· ·5· ·6
1· ·2· ·3
· ·TOP
1-8
Dancer 5 sets while others dance 8H round & back
9-16
5 dances a RSh reel with 1 & 9 as 2+3+6 also 4+7+8 dance RH across & LH back
17-24
5 dances a LSh reel with 3 & 7 as 1+2+4 also 6+8+9 dance RH across & LH back
25-28
Dancers 1+2+3 set to & changes places RSh under arches made by 4+5+6
29-32
Dancers 1+2+3 set to & changes places RSh under arches made by 7+8+9

The Annan Reel (R3x32) - Kenny Thomson and The Wardlaw Scottish Dance Band (We Twa)

2019-06-03

0 00:00Polka Dot Polka R32 · 5pS
Colin Andrews: Devonian Double Circle · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

5 dancers in a square, 1+3 head, 2+4 on sides, 5 in middle facing 1

1--
1+5+3 Rsh Reel3
9--
4+5+2 Lsh Reel3
17--
1+5 set | change places RH ; 1+4 repeat
25--
4+3 repeat ; 3+2 repeat (5,3,4,1,2)

0 00:00Ranald's Run R32 · 5pS
Deborah Dennison: Always Enough to Dance · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

5 dancers in a square, numbered 1d,2d,3d,4d clw, 5d in centre facing 1d and 2d (top dancers)

1--
5d+1d+2d set as in DTr | 5d PdB{2} to face down ; 5d+3d+4d set as in DTr | 5d PdB{2} to face up
9--
5d diagonal Fig8 around 2d position and 4d position, starts Rsh to 2d while{8} 4d+3d change places RH | 4d+1d change places LH ; 4d+2d changes RH | corners set.
On [16], 5d finishes between 3d and 1d (new bottom dancers) facing 1d
17--
3d+5d+1d Reel3 across, 5d starts Rsh to 1d, ending in centre facing 4d
25--
2d+5d+4d Reel3 across, 5d starts Rsh to 4d. At end, 5d turn 4d RH to centre (2d,5d,1d,3d, 4d in centre facing new top dancers)

Deviser's note:
On [9-14] 4d makes a backwards "Z" shape

Sgurr Alasdair (R5x32) - Muriel Johnstone & Keith Smith (Vintage Goldring)

Miss Johnstone Of Ardrossan (R5x32) - Colin Dewar's Scottish Dance Band (Special Requests Volume 7)

2017-02-20 2017-08-21 2017-09-11 2017-10-23 2018-04-09

0 00:00The Water Mill R48 · 6/6L
John W Mitchell: Whetherly Book 14 · Crib: E-cribs

On 2nd chord 2c+4c+6c cross to opposite side (1,2x,3,4x,5,6x). The dance is centro-symmetric till bar 40

1–
1c+2c & 3c+4c &5c+6c dance ½R&L ; then ½ L-Chain, all finish BtB with P (all M face clw, all W cclw, the couples are in order 1,3,5 on W side, 2,4,6 on M side)
9–
½ G-Chain for 6 couples (cross at top and bottom to start)
17–
All set to and turn person opposite RH ; set to and turn P LH ¾. All M join RH in the centre, all W hold LH with P and join RH to next couple's joined hands.
25–
Mill Wheel: All dance ½ round, the W in slip-steps, the M in PdB {6} | All M dance between P and W in front, to reform the longwise set as on bar 9
33–
1c+2c & 3c+4c & 5c+6c ½M-Chain (1,2x,3,4x,5,6x) ; All set, cross RH and 1c face out
41–
1c cast round 2c | cross between 3c ; cast round 4c, cross between 5c, cast round 6c to 6plx (other cpls up on 47-48) (2,3x,4,5x,6,1x)

0 00:00Welcome R32 · 2RR
Marilyn Watson: Stepping Out Part 1 - Basic SCDs for beginners · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
All Circle and back
9--
All W Fig8, passing in front of P then in front of crn
17--
All M Fig8, passing in front of P then in front of crn
25--
All W advance | retire ; All M advance | retire to P Rsh while{2} W move slightly to their L

M always have a new W on their R to begin

Circassian Circle (R5x32) - Rob Gordon and his Band (The Complete Caledonian Ball)

2014-11-08

0 00:00Jigs

0 00:00All the Lads They Smile at Me J48 · 7p/4L
Lillian Vinnall · Crib: MiniCribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Note: 1st Lady has no partner

1-8
1L+2M set & turn RH, 1L+3M set & turn RH ending with 1L in middle between 3s
9-16
2s+3s+4s circle 6H round & back while 1L sets (similar to Eightsome Reel) & ends facing 3M
17-24
1L dances 1/2 reel of 3 with 3s (RSh to 3M) & 1/2 reel with 4s (RSh to 4M)
25-32
1L dances down below 4s & casts up behind Ladies' side to 1st place, sets & casts to 2nd place (2L steps up) while 3s+4s set & cross RH
33-40
1L+2M dance down the middle & back to 2nd places
41-48
1L+2M cast to 4th places & 1L+2M also 3s & 4s turn RH

Repeat with 2L as dancing 1st Lady

The Distillery Reel (R4x48) - The Colin Dewar Quartet (Special Requests Volume 4)

2018-05-06 2019-07-08 2019-10-07 2019-10-14

0 00:00Ceilidh Night J32 · 7/7L
Derek Haynes: Carnforth Collection of SC Dances 6 · Crib: E-cribs

1–
1c+4c lead down {3} up {3} | cast off (2c+5c up)
9–
1c & 4c RHA with 1cnr+4cnr (2c+1W & 1M+3c & 5c+4W & 4M+6c RHA),; repeat as LHA with 2cnr+3cr, finish facing 4cnr
17–
2c+1c+3c & 5c+4c+6c Reels3 on own sides, Rsh to 4cnr (2,1,3,5,4,6,7)
25–
1c+4c cross RH | cast off (3c+6c up) ; 1c+4c cross LH and cast off (5c+7c up) (2,3,5,1,6,7,4)

Note: may be danced in a 4c set.

The Kelpie of Loch Coruisk (R7x32) - Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band (Scottish Dances Volume 7)

0 00:00The Dandelion J48 · 5pS
Olivia Roberts: Sydney Down Under Dance Book · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

5 dancers in square, 1+4 on top, 2+3 on bottom, 5 in centre.

1--
1+2+5 RHA ; 5+3+4 LHA
9--
5 turn 1 RH ; turn 3 LH
17--
5 turn 2 RH ; turn 4 LH
25--
5+2+3 RHA ; 5+1+4 LHA
33--
5+1 set | change places LH ; 1+2 set | change places LH
41--
2+3 set | change places LH ; 3+4 set | change places LH (5+3 on top, 1+2 on bottom, 4 in centre)

0 00:00The Ghost and Mary Jo J32 · 5p
Sue McKinnell · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c set | cast off (2c up) ; turn P LH into 1M with 1W just behind facing 2W
9--
1M+1W following Rsh Reel3 across with 2c, in last loop change lead into 1W with 1M just behind facing 3M
17--
1W+1M following Rsh Reel3 on side with 2M+3M, at end 1c dance into 2pl own side (1,2,3M)
25--
1c turn P LH ; All set | 1M casts off (3M up) (2c, 3M+1W, 1M)

Todlen Hame (J6x32) - Muriel Johnstone & Keith Smith (Todlen Hame)

2019-06-24

0 00:00It's Time to ... J32 · anyRR
Carola Fischer · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

All form a big circle facing in, M with P on their R

1--
All W fig8, Lsh round P ; Rsh round cnr
9--
All M fig8, Rsh round P ; Lsh round cnr
17--
All Gr-Chain, 2 bars per hand, start RH to P
25--
M joins 5th W in promhold and promenade cclw, finish facing in (M turns W under his arm)

continue with new P.

Gaelforce Wind (J8x32) - The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band (Ah'm askin')

0 00:00Magic Moments J32 · 6/6L
Wesley Clindinning: Brock Summer Celebration · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

4c+5c+6c cross on 2nd chord (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x). The dance is symmetrical from both ends.

1–
All clap as all W dance Rsh round P to centre facing P ; All c set | All W cast away R to places
9–
All clap as all M repeat (again Rsh)
17–
1c and 6c dance NHJ towards the middle | 1c+6c ½ RHA, finish NHJ facing other end, W on the R ; lead to exchanged places and cast 2 places towards middle (2c+3c+4c+5c step towards end of set) (2,3,6,1x,4x,5x)
25--
All Circle12 and back

The original (1990) version had

25–
6c+1c turn RH, turn LH.

Purdy Pink Band Shoes (J6x32) - The Music Makars (Catch The Wind)

2017-12-19 2018-04-30 2018-12-18

0 00:00Myrtle And Joy J32 · 6/6L
Priscilla Burrage: Kitchen Capers · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams

1–
1c+2c+3c & 4c+5c+6c Reels3 on the sides, 1c & 4c crossing down to begin, and ending facing down in promhold between 2c (5c) in 1st (4th) place
9–
1c (promhold) Rsh Reel3 with 2c while{} 4c does likewise with 5c
17–
1c/4c (promhold) lead down between 3c/6c (2c+5c up) , cross and cast up to 2pl/5pl ; 2c+1c & 3c+5c & 4c+6c RHA (2,1,3,5,4,6) flowing into
25–
1c+3c & 5c+4c LHA ; 1c cast off two (to 4pl, 3c+5c up) while{} 4c cast off one to 6pl (6c up) and set (to 2,3,5,1,6,4 ; i.e. the progression for 1c is 1-4-6-5-3-2-1)

0 00:00Orcadian Strip the Willow J16 · other/-anyL
Collins Little Books: Scottish Dance · Crib: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams

1-8
1st couple spin RH.
9-
1st couple work down the opposite line (i.e. of the people of the opposite sex) turning side person LH, partner RH, next side person LH, ... [2 bars per turn] When 1st couple reach the bottom, they spin to the end of the phrase, then join the side lines.

A new couple starts every 16 bars.

Source: http://www.scottishdance.net/ceilidh/dances.html#StripTheWillow2

[square backets mark additions by person entering the dance into SCD Database]

Birls Allowed (J8x32) - The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band (Ah'm askin')

0 00:00Take Five J32 · 5pS
Martha Morrison Veranth: Four Corners Dance Book · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Four dancers stand in a square, ‘1’ at the top, ‘5’ in the middle facing ’1’.

1--
‘5’ Rsh Fig8 round '1' and '3'
9--
‘5’ Reel3 across with ‘4’ + ‘2’, Lsh to ‘4’
17--
‘5’ turn ‘1’ RH ; ‘5’ turn ‘3’ LH 1½ putting ‘3’ into the middle
25--
‘3’ sets alone while{4} the “outsides” chase 1 place cclw and set facing in; “outsides” advance to centre and retire (2,5,4,1,3)

0 00:00The Willow Tree J48 · 8/8L
Hugh Rippon · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

8C longwise set.

1–
1c slip to the bottom ; 1W stays there and 1M+8W slip to the top (all clapping)
9–
8M+1W slip to the top ; 1W to own place and 8c slip back to place
17-32
1c & 8c strip the willow down (up) the set (other couples finish one place nearer end) to finish in 4+5pl in a circle holding hands in arches (2,3,4,1,8,5,6,7)
33–
2c followed by 3c+4c & 7c followed by 6c+5c cast down (up) behind own lines, pass in under the side arches, join NH with P and dance out through the top (bottom) arches to new places
41–
1c+8c circle4 and back while{8} other cpls make Hullichan swing turns R and L

The Pines Of Pitlochry (J8x48) - The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band (Ah'm askin')

2019-11-09

0 00:00Strathspeys

0 00:00Amazing Grace S32 · 8c
Ron Adams: The South African Scottish Country Dance Book · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Form two 4C sets side by side

1--
All set to P | cross RH (centre lines face each other) ; centre lines turn person opposite LH, finish all middle couples facing end couples | Taking hands across both sets, all set to person opposite and face P
9--
Repeat [1-8] from new positions (both sets to 1,2,3,4)
17--
Both sets: ½ G-Ch ; ½ Reel4 on the sides (both sets to 1x,2x,3x,4x)
25--
½ Reels4 across both sets ; both 1c turn BH, moving down to 4pl (others step up on [31-32]) (both sets to 2,3,4,1 in exchanged places)

2016-08-29 2016-11-28 2016-12-05

0 00:00Dragonflies S32 · 5p
Jane Lataille: Always Enough to Dance · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Starting positions: 5 dancers numbered clockwise, 1+2 in Line of 2 across facing the gaps between 3+4+5 forming line of three across

1--
1 & 2 Parallel Figs8 round (4+5) & (3+4): 1 & 2 dance down, Lsh round 4 & 3 ; Rsh round 5 & 4, to places (1,2,3,4,5)
9--
Circle5 L and back (1,2,3,4,5)
17--
In facing lines S&Link twice (in 3C S&Link the LH dancer moves 2 pl R and the others 1 pl L) (1,2,4,5,3)
25--
(1+2)+(5+3) ½ Diag. R&L, starting up/down (5,3,4,1,2); repeat on other diagonal (4,1,5,3,2)

Scotch Mist (S5x32) - Reel of Seven (Dance for Joy! - Live at Asilomar)

Kinfauns Castle (S5x32) - George Meikle and the Lothian Scottish Dance Band (Scottish Dances Volume 10)

The Kandahar Reel (R5x32) - Luke Brady's Scottish Dance Band (Take Your Partners For... Vol 3)

2016-07-11 2017-02-20 2017-08-21 2017-10-23 2018-04-09

0 00:00Herself S32 · 5pS
Elizabeth Lee Barnes: Kaleidoscope · Crib: MiniCribs

2 couple set with an additional Lady in centre & 2nd cpl on opp sides
On opening chord all bow or curtsey toward the centre Lady (»Herself«) who curtsies toward top of the set.

1-16
Herself dances 4x1/2 diagonal reels of 3 giving RSh to 1L to start
17-24
Herself dances RH across with 1s & then LH across with 2s & end joining nearer hand with 1M facing down & 2M on her left (no hands)
25-32
Herself with 1M & 2M dance down for 2 bars & return in 'Triumph', Men dance back to places while Herself changes place RH with 1L who changes places LH with 2L who becomes the new Herself

0 00:00Marengo Blue S48 · 2/2L
Maurice Harcombe · Crib: E-cribs

1--
All Petronella to midline facing P | Set ; ½ Reel 4
9--
All turn P RH, to midline ; ½ Reel4, finish in places (1,2)
17--
1c+2c The Knot (2,1)
25--
1c Fig8 round 2c (cross up)
33--
2c Fig8 round 1c (cross down)
41--
All set to P | Turn P BH ; open to Circle4 L (2,1)

Jenny's Bawbee (S4x24) - Kenny Thomson and The Wardlaw Scottish Dance Band (RSCDS Book 5)

2017-09-04 2018-01-15

0 00:00The Song of the Waves S32 · 6/6L
Barry Priddey: Anniversary Tensome · Crib: E-cribs

On 2nd chord, 4c+5c+6c cross to opposite sides. The dance is centro-symmetrical ; we will use »centre« and »ends« rather than »top« and »bottom«, »off« means towards the centre.

1–
1c+6c cross RH, cast »off« one (2c+5c to ends) ; ½Fig8 round the nearest centre couple (to 2,1,3,4x,6x,5x)
9–
Two Reels3{6} on each sideline, 1c+6c starting in and towards end, and 3c+4c casting into the reel | all three pairs on each sideline make a full turn (easy hand at the ends, BH in the middle)
17–
1c+6c ½ Fig8 round nearest end couple while{} 3c+4c circle4 L ; all C turn RH ½ to face up/down in pairs, all set (2x,1,3x,4,6x,5)
25–
Double 3c Allemande: the first step to the right separates the two threes, the leading couples do not pass each other, the others fall in behind (to 5,4,1,6x,3x,2x)

The progression returns dancers to places after 3 times through

0 00:00Medleys

0 00:00The Reel of Five M64 · 5pS
RSCDS XXVII 8 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

The W form a square, numbered 1,2,3,4 clw, 1M in the middle faces 1W

Strathspey

1–
1M with 1W+3W Rsh Reel3 while{} 2W+4Wdance cclw ½ round outside ; and back clw
9–
All W set in places as M sets, swivelling R to face each W in turn, finishing facing 4W
17-32
Repeat [1-16] from new positions, M finishes facing 3W

Reel

33-64
Repeat [1-32] in Reel time.

Reel Of Five (M1x(S32+R32)) - Frank Thomson and his Scottish Dance Band (RSCDS Book 27)

2016-06-13