The first two turns are in Strathspey time, the second two are in Reel time.
To be danced as a JIG
Note: [3-4] is NOT in DTr position.
Note: This crib follows the current way of dancing. In the original instructions, the promenade [25-32] is cclw. Bill Hamilton said in 'hindsight' this promenade should be clw, but preferred not to change the official instructions. Bill disapproved of another variant, where the circle [121-128] is continued to the R only.
A quote: »the key that has always made this dance so wonderful is the flirting that dancing couple can do on bars 9-10 and 13-14 ; <...> if you actually set to your partner, advancing and at the last moment just slipping in BtoB to face and turn the appropriate corner, it's tremendous fun. The moment is all too rare, as apparently few teachers teach it this way, but it's a moment I savour.