Nighean Ruadh (The Red-Haired Girl)

A 32-bar strathspey for three couples in a four-couple longwise set

For Miriam Gesele (née Betz).

1-8
Joining hands on the sides, 1st and 2nd couples set, dance four hands round to the left half-way, set again, and cross back to own sides giving right hands.
9-16
1st and 3rd couples repeat bars 1-8.
17-24
1st couple turn once round giving both hands, cast up to second place (3rd couple step down), turn once more giving both hands, and cast up again (2nd couple step down) to finish in top place.
25-32
1st and 2nd couples dance the tournée.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Devised by Anselm Lingnau, Frankfurt Scottish Country Dance Club, 18 December 2001.

Tune: Miriam and Georg Gesele's Strathspey

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