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Thursday main class cribs

Autumn term 2015 

In the cribs, each line is 8 bars, unless otherwise stated.

September 24th
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October 22nd
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November 5th
November 19th
November 26th
December 3rd
December 10th
December 17th

December 17th 2015: Cheryl 

THE HAZEL TREE 32J8 John Drewry Brodie Bk
1st 2nd THE ESPAGNOLE to face 1st corners;
1st turn cnr Rh, pass RSh, turn 3rd cnr Lh, pass round LSh to 2nd cnr;
1st turn cnr Rh, pass RSh, turn 4th cnr Lh, turn Lh tof=face down;
H-FIG8 thru 3rd, all cross.

PEGGY DEWAR 32R8 Jean Wright 38
1st SET, cross down Rh, behind 3rd, finish face 1st cnrs;
1st SET to cnr, turn them Rh, LSh H-REEL3 across,face 3rd cnr.pos;
SET,to cnr, turn 2nd cnr, H-REEL3 across, face ptnr;
1st turn Lh once & half, RhACROSS with cpl on right .

THE GENTLEMAN 32S8 Roz Scott Huxley 35
1st turn Bh, 1st & 2nd SET, H-REEL4 across, 1st face down;
1st down to between 3rd, 1st & 3rd SET, H-REEL4 across, 1st face up;
1st Lh lead up to top, cross, cast, all H-REEL3 across (M down/W up);
1st & 2nd ALL ROUND POUSSETTE

MACDONALD OF THE ISLES 32S3 Derek Haynes
2nd cpl REEL4 with "1st" corners, then round LSh to 2nd cnrs;
REEL4 with "2nd" corners, end own sides;
1st cpl start progresive chain for eight bars, 2BAR/hand;
Top two cpls H-RIGHTS & LEFTS, couple in 2nd place solo H-FIG8 (M up/W down).

THE EARL & of WESSEX 40R8 Joan & Hugh Freguson Bristol 40th
1st H-PETRONELLA;
1st cross Rh, cast, turn Lh to 1st cnrs;
H-REEL4 with cnrs & touch hsnds, H-REEL4 with 2nd cnrs & tuen Rh to face up;
1st up and cast WHILE cnrs H-R+L on sides, 1st RhACROSS with Rh couple;
CIRCLE6 left & right.

St.ANDREW'S FAIR 32J8 Roy Goldring 5 SCD Lflt
1st cross, cast 2pl, cross, cst up;
2nd 1st 3rd H-TURN Rh, SET, H-CHASE to own sides;
CIRCLE^ left and right;
3rd 1st 2nd H-TURN Lh, SET, H-CHASE to own sides.

SCOTT MEIKLE 32R4 Alice McLean 46
1st cross, cast, H-FIG8 thru top;
1st 3rd RhACROSS, LhACROSS, face along sides; for...;
TANDEM REEL3 across with end cpl - start out end;
1st 4th H-R+L, both turn once & half.

THE MINISTER ON THE LOCH 32S3 Roy Goldring 24 Graded
1st 2nd all round POUSSETTE;
1st dance down, turn Bh, up, turn Bh face out for..;
1st 3rd FIG8, 1st face out for..
1st turn 2nd Rh on sides once & half, repeat other hand with 3rd.

MAIRI´S WEDDING 40R8 James Cosh 22 SCD
1st turn Rh, cast, turn Lh to cnr;
H-REEL4 with 1st cnrs, H- REEL4 with 2nd cnrs;
REPEAT H-REELS always passing LSh between half reels (Cosh);
REEL3 across;
CIRCLE6 & back.

MISS JOHNSTONE OF ARDROSSAN 32R5 Roy Goldring
1st SET, cast, dance up ff. by 3rd, both cast (now 2 3 1 4 5);
1st REEL3 on opp.sides with 4th and 5th;
1st REEL3 on own sides with 3rd and 2nd;
1st SET, cast dance up ff. by 5th, both cast.

INCHMICKERY 32J5 Roy Goldring 14 Social
1st 2nd CIRCLE left, 1st cast two pl. to 3rd place;
1st TEA-POTS with 3rd & 4th;
1st to opp end on R: turn Rh once, to end on L: turn Lh once;
1st cast two pl to foot, with 5th circle right.

BRECON IN MARCH 40R5 [5] Peter Wright Orkney Connection
(5th in centre facing up proper)

1st 5th H-R+L, RhACROSS with side cple finish in centre facing up/down;
1st SET, H-TURN Rh, LhACROSS with head cpls, pass Lsh to face side cpl for...;
REEL3 across set, finish in lines back to back Mup/Wdn;
all SET, pass under arches, SET turning, pass under arches;
1st turn creatively WHILE others turn Rh and chase 3/4 round. (BRISK!)


December 10th 2015: Cheryl


ROARING JELLY 32J8 Hugh Foss Glendarroch
1st cross Rh, cast, cross Rh, cast R;
CIRCLE6 & back;
1st cross up/dn Rh, cast R, H-FIG8 across (W-2nd/M-3rd);
REEL3 on opp sides, cross Rh.

THE RUBY RANT 32R8 Francis Walduck 49
1st 2nd SET, cast Wdn/Mup two places clockwise, cross with ptnr (1st face out);
4BAR:2nd 1st 3rd H-REEL3 on sides, 1st dance across to 2nd pl opp sides, face out,
4BAR: turn dancer on R once (Rh);

4BAR:3rd 1st 2nd H-REEL3 on sides ending 1st cross to 2nd pl. own sides, face out,
4BAR:turn L dancer Lh to b-to-b facing opp.sides;
H-DOUBLE TRIANGLES, end 1st facing to turn Rh once + half to own sides.

THE LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM 40S4 Kenneth J Reid 49
1st 2nd / 3rd 4th ROSE PROGRESSION (see below);
all H-round the set (Clock),all SET, all turn into Allemande;
3rd 4th / 1st 2nd ALLEMANDE ending by all H-turn Lh to opp sides;
all H-round the set (AntiClock), 1st 2nd / 3rd 4th CIRCLE right;
all SET & LINK FOR FOUR, 3RD 1ST / 4TH 2ND CIRCLE left.
ROSE PROGRESSION:2 COUPLE PROG, 3rd 4th dance similarly at same time.
2BAR: 1M 2W SET as partners cross Rh,
2BAR:1M 2W H-turn Bh as partners dance into own partner's place,
2BAR:1M 2W cast R as partners H-turn 2h,
2BAR:1M 2W dance into 2nd/1st places own side as partners cast R to opp.ptnr (3s+4s dance similarly)

THE IMMIGRANT LASS 32J4 J.M.Jay 39
12BAR:1st 2nd turn Rh one+half, RhACROSS,1st 2nd H-R+L.....
SAME 12BAR:3rd 4th stand for 4 then turn Rh one+half, 3rd 4th RhACROSS....
NEXT 4BAR: 1st 3rd only H-RIGHT & LEFTS;

1st 3rd LADIES CHAIN;
1st 4th lead up, turn under, down & 4th cast up to 3rd pl.

ANNA´S WEDDING CAKE 32S3 Brenda Janssen 50yr Boston Br
1st turn Bh, cast, H-FIG8 across (W up/Mdn);
1st RhACROSS to R, H-FIG8 across (Wup/Mdn);
1st 3rd SET & ROTATE now 2 3 1;
CIRCLE6 left & right

TORPHINS LASSIE 32R8 Barbara Savill Bristol 50th
2BAR:1M SET / 1W dance toward, casts thru own side,
1W doen, cross, cast up, 1M follows but up mid, meet in mid face up;
1st H-FIG8 thru 2nd, H-FIG8 thru 3rd WHILE corners RIGHTS & LEFTS up/dn;
1st dance down1M round below ptnr turning u-arm, dance up to 2nd pl.;
2nd 1st 3rd SET, turn ptnr Rh 3/4 to face, PET.TURN, cross Rh.

EQUILIBRIUM 32J8 Ian Barbour SDArchives (Set & Cast Off2)
1st cast, cross Lh, cast to L to finish 2nd pl opp sides facing 1st corners;
REEL3 on sides out & round cnr. to finish on sides facing cnr;
12BAR:2nd 1st 3rd FIGURE OF EIGHT CHAIN, two bar per hand: viz...
Dance straight up/dn sides if facing another dancer, IF NOT dance vigorously diagonally across.
4BAR1st SET, cross Rh to face out for next time.


GARDNERS´ FANTASIA 32S8 Pamela Cook 46
1st 2nd CIRCLE4 laft, cps face, SET, 1st cast to face 3rd;
1st 3rd THE RONDEL, 1st end 3rd p./3rd face 1st corners;
3rd SET & TURN corners to 2nd pl opp. sides;
3rs dance up thru top, cast, lead thru 3rd.pl, cast up WHILR corners R+L (sides).

THE WHISTLING WIND 32R8 Elizabeth Goosen 36
1st SET, cast for 4, adv to corners;
H-REEL4 with 1st cnr, H-REEL4 with 2nd cnrs, b-to-b (Mup);
DOUBLE TRIANGLES, PET.TURN to2nd pl.;
Diagonal H-RIGHTS & LEFTS, twice.

ELUSIVE MUSE 32J3 Tim Wilson Measures of Pleasure
1W dance RSh round ptnr, she leads H-TANDEM REEL3 across thru 2nd, 2nd end top;
1st dance down, turn u-arm, dance up to face 3W;
1W leads TANDEM REEL3 across round 3W, 1st dance to top, cast opp sides;
2nd 1st 3rd SET & LINK FOR THREE twice (3 1 2)

THE DUKE OF PERTH 32R8 Tune Duke of Perth (Bremmer 1757)
1st turn once, cast, turn Lh for four to 1st cnrs;
TURN CORNER-PARTNER-CORNER-PARTNER to 1st cns again;
REEL3 on opp sides (out & round cnr), 1st cross to own sides.

INFORMATION to inspire curiosity: 1. In late 18thC dances were usually named after the tune used. So this dance was danced to "The Duke of Perth". But sometimes also, the same formations were danced to different tunes, and the name of that same dance was thn changed to the tune name. Now this dance has other names: 2. KEEP THE COUNTRY, BONNIE LASSIE was the earliest in print. (Boag 1797) Upper Ettrick only.
DUKE of PERTH, Keep the Country was also used (The Ballroom, Monssieur Boulogne 1827)
BROWN´S REEL appears for the same figures c.1900. Brown's Reel was probably a different tune written by either Peer Hardie of Tullymet or a "notable" family of Browns in Kincardine who are also credited as "the originators of strathspeys" All recorded teachers in Angus, Perthshire, East Fife, Invernessshire and Argyllshire followed most of the ususal D of P petterns.
PEASE STRAE confined to the South West, Lanarkshire, Ayreshire, Arra, Galloway.
3. The early descriptions use hand turns, later 1805 linked arms or 'hook' or 'cleep'.
4. 'SET & TURN CNRS followed br REEL of 3 is pure Scottish contribution to the Country Dance.
5. Also different teachers using quarter turn or one and quarter in the 'corner partner'.

All very flexible and individual! This is a very brief summary of "Traditional Dancing in Scotland' by J.F. and T.M.Flett" Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1964. The dance carries much heritage.

December 3rd 2015: Cheryl and Llynn

THE SOUR LEMON 40J8 John Ashby Bridport S.D.
1st 2nd SET & ROTATE;
1st H-FIG8 thru 3rd, 1st H-FIG8 thru top;
1st 3rd RhACROSS, 1st 2nd LhACROSS,
REEL3 on sides, RSh both sides,
CIRCLE6 left and right.

THE PENSIONER´s REEL 32R8 Trevor Rayner Skye Colln 2
1st lead down and up to backtoback (Wup/Mdn) in mid 2nd pl.;
MODIFIED DOUBLE TRIANGLES: 1st normal for 6BAR then face right but end b-t-b facing opp.sides-
WHILE corners SET, pet. turn, SET, pet. turn;
1st cast behind 2nd cnr, pass up/dn Rh, cast round 4th cnr toown sides;
1st diag. H-RIGHTS & LEFTS twice.
Trevor Rayner was the last Exciseman, Vatman, Customsman (Talisker) on Skye. THIS dance writtten to mark 60th birthday of his wife Christine.

JEAN MARTIN OF ABERDEEN 32S3 Muriel Johnstone RSCDS 2005 9
1st turn Rh, cast, 2nd 1st 3rd CIRCLE6 left to lines across;
all SET, cross Rh up/dn, CIRCLE6 left, end facing up for...;
3rd 1st 2nd ALLEMANDE;
3rd 1st 2nd THE BOUREL.

DEVORGILLA´S DELIGHT 32J8 John Drewry Brodie Bk
4BAR:H-REEL3 on sides with hands, 3rd 1st turn Rh once & half, face out;
4BAR:H-REEL3 on sides, 2nd turn Rh once & half, all now opp. 1st 2nd 3rd;
4BAR:1st cast2 to H-FIG8 round 2nd while 3rd H-FIG8 up thu 2nd,
4BAR:THEN 1st 2nd H-FIG8, 1st cast to start;

1st 2nd ALLEMANDE.
Devorgilla wife of John Balliol built bridge over Nith (Dumfries); founded Sweetheart Abbey, at New Abbey.
Sandra and I honymooned there (Criffel Inn) 1974. Lots of Hugh Foss dances named afterplaces to the west of there.


ALL FOR MARY 32R8 Roy Goldring 12 More Social
1st cross, cast, PET.TURN, all SET;
all ADV & RET, 1st PET.TURN, all SET;
REEL3 on sides (to Right and end facing 4th cnr. for...);
REEL3 across 6BAR, 1st cross.

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY 32R John M. Duthie 8 SCD
1st lead down and up, cast;
REEL3 ACROSS (Mup/Wdn) ending facing 1st corners;
TURN CNR PTNR CNR PTNR;
2nd 1st 3rd CIRCLE6 left and right.

THE DUNDEE DRAGON 32R8 Bill Forbes Craigievar 5
1st cross, cst, cross Lh thru 3rd, cast up to face 1st cnrs;
1st SET, RSh-back to face 2nd cnr (c.f.DA RAIN), H-REEL4, LSh to end facing 2nd cnr again;
REPEAT with 2nd then H-REEL with 1st cnr but pass RSh to face out own sides;
DRAGON CHAINS:
4BAR:1st cast L while their 1st cnrs cross Rh then H-turn 1st dncr Lh, they face out,
REPEAT but cnr cross Lh, turn 1st Rh. Now 2nd 1st 3rd.

SEAN TRUIBHAS WILLICHAN Wilsons Guide (27)
1st cast to below 4th, cast up to places;
1W 2M SET, cross Rh while ptnrs cross &SET, repeat;
1st lead down, turn Rh, lead up, cast;
2nd 1st SET, turn Bh, CIRCLE4 to left

THE SAILOR 32H8 Unrecorded 24
1st crossRh to DT posn, SET, cast round 1st cnrs,SET in lines across;
REEL3 across (RSh to Right), find ptnr;
1st lead down improper, up, cross at top, cast;
2nd 1st RIGHTS & LEFTS.

November 26th 2015: Guest teacher: FIONA GRANT

AROUND THE PALACE 32R4rr Gillian Jennings Lflt
cpls facing cpls round room

Turn opposite dancer Rh, partner Lh into prom.hold;
pass facing cpl RSh, next LSh, next RSh, then SET to next;
cpla ADV, pull bacl RSh, flow into RhACROSS ('ALLEMANDE RIGHT'?);
CIRCLE4 left and right.

COLD AND RAW 24J8 Playford 1690 (5)
Oldest published dance we've done this on Thursday!

1st 2nd Back to Back, turn partner Rh;
1M/ 2M dance RSh round 2W/ 1W (not ptnr, cross btwn W), CLAP, CIRCLE4 left (M progressed);
1W/ 2W REPEAT RSh round partner, CIRCLE4 left (W progressed);

BUBBLES IN THE POND 32S8 Delaware Valley Silver
1st 2nd THE TOUBILLON, 1st end to face 1st corners;
TURN CORNER PARTNER formation to own sides (2 1 3);
2BARPATTERN:top cast 2 pl./ mid & foot H-turn moving up 1pl. ALL END ON SIDES:
Dance this PATTERN FOUR times (=8 BAR) to 1 3 2;
1st 3rd SET & LINK while 2nd SET & CROSS, all SET, H-CIRCLE left.

MRS MaCLEOD OF RAASAY 32R8 J.P.Boulogne The Ball Room, Glasgow 1827
1st 2nd RhACROSS, LhACROSS;
1st dance down and up to face 1st corners;
1st SET & TURN CORNERS to end on opp sides facing 1st cnrs;
REEL3 on opp sides, 1st cross Rh.

CABBAGES & KINGS Romaine Butterfield Harbour City
1st 2nd RIGHTS & LEFTS;
1st lead down and up, cast to 2nd pl. on sides;
1st PASS & TURN with 1st cnrs, pass RSh, repeat with 2nd cnrs;
all SET, cross Rh, CHASE to own sides.

BAULDY BAIN´S FIDDLE 32R8 John Bowie Dickson Lothian colln
1st turn Rh, cast, turn Lh to opp sides facing out (2 1 3);
4BAR: 1st solo (M up/ W down) cast, cross, cast, WHILE corners RhACROSS to sides,
4BAR: 1st turn once+ to face 1st cnr posn. while cnrs H-CIRCLE4 left;

1st H-REEL4 on 1st diag., then H-REEL4with 2nd corners.

November 19th 2015: Barbara

GIBSON���S GALLOP 32R.rr

BILL CLEMENT MBE 32J8 John Wilkinson 47
1st SET, thru 3rd, cast up to face 1st corners Lh to ptn;
1st SET, face 3rd cnr, SET, turn cnr Lh to foin ptnr Rh facing 2nd cnr;
SET, face 4th cnr, SET, turn cnr Rh to own side;
2nd 1st 3rd CIRCLE left & right

THE LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM 40S4 Kenneth J Reid 49
1st 2nd / 3rd 4th ROSE PROGRESSION;
all H-round the set (Clock),all SET, all turn into Allemande;
3rd 4th / 1st 2nd ALLEMANDE ending by all H-turn Lh to opp sides;
all H-round the set (AmtiClock), 1st 2nd / 3rd 4th CIRCLE right;
all SET & LINK FOR FOUR, 3RD 1ST / 4TH 2ND CIRCLE left.

THE FIRST RAIN OF SPRING 32J3 Wouter Joubert 49
1st dance thru 3rd, cast up, dance up to 1st face ou, H-turn 2nd on sides;
2nd 1st DOUBLE FIG8;
4BAR:1st 3rd turn Rh 3/4, SET,
8BAR: H-CELTIC REEL TO face ptnr in mid,
4BAR: 3rd 1st turn Rh 3/4 to sides, 2nd 3rd 1st SET.


THE WESTMINSTER REEL 32R8 (?32R6?) Jeremy Hill London Jub.(45)
1M 2W turn Rh, 1W 2M turn Rhonce & half to face partners;
1st 2nd REEL4 end in orig.places;
1st 2nd face in diagonally SET & ROTATE;
1st 2nd RIGHTS& LEFTS.

THE PENNY WHISTLE HORNPIPE 32H8 Elain Brunken Moments in Time
1stcast/ 2ndup for MIRROR SET & LINK, 1st turn Lh to both face Mside;
1st REEL£ across btwn Men WHILE 2ND 3RD BACK TO BACK-
refer to Terry Glasspool "Pushme-Pullyou Reels" An Itch to Dance;
1st BACK to BACK, turn Rh once + to sides;
2nd 1st 3rd CIRCLE6 left & right.

THE FALKIRK LASS 32S8 Elaine Brunken Merse Colln
1stturn Rh, cast, cross Lh, cast to L to lines aceoss;
All ADVANCE & RETIRE one step, Rh up/dn, ADV & RET, 1st turn Rh WHILE cnrs up/dn Rh;
1st PASS & TURN with 1st cnrs, repeat with 2nd cnrs;
2nd 1st 3rd CIRCLE6 to left & right.

BEST SET IN THE HALL 32J8 Helen Greenwood 46
1st SET, 1W ffb partner cast below 3rd, cross, cast up Parallel to their 1st cnrs;
4BAR:1st SET to 1st cnrs, CAST BEHIND to 3rd cnr psnWHILE 1st dance in & face their cnr psn,
4BAR:1st+1st cnr SET, 1st cnrs CASTround to diag opp cnrs WHILE 1s1 dance in to face 2nd cnrs;

1st repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners (now 3 1 2);
2nd 1st 3rd H-CHASE clockwise, turn partners Rh.

THE REEL OF THE ROYAL SCOTS 32R8 Roy Goldring <>Leaflet
1st Nh to 2nd turn to DT posn., SET, turn in 3rd, SET;
1st ffby 3rd dance to top, cast to 3rd, cast to corners;
1st turn cnr Rh, pass RSh, turn 2nd cnr Rh, pass RSh;
CIRCLE6 left & right.

November 12th 2015: Barbara

No crib for this week

November 5th 2015: Barbara

CHAPELOISE 19Rrr

WELCOME TO DUFFTOWN 32J8 Jessie Stewart Lflt
1st turn 3/4 to CROWN TRIANGLES to lines across (Mtop/W3d) for...;
lines dance down & up to lines facing again(brisk!);
4BAR:1st ch.pl. Rh, cast R, turn Rh WHILE cnrs SET & ch.pl. on sides,
4BAR:1st turn Rh WHILE cnrs SET & CROSS.

1st & cnrs 'IRISH ROVER' RIGHTS & LEFTS.

MIDSUMMER COMMON 32S8 Tom & Lindsey Ibbotson 49
1st SET, h-turn Rh, leadthru 3r, cross, cast uo;
1st SETadv to 1st cnrs Bh, to lines across, 1st REPEAT with 2nd cnrs, retain cnr Lh;
1st with cpl facing CIRCLE3 LEFT& face ptnr, SET, pet.turn to own sides;
2nd 1st POUSSETTE.

THE RUTLAND REEL 40R8 R and M Senior Lflt
1st SET, cast, cross thru 3rd,cast up to 2nd place opp.sides;
1st 2nd LADIES CHAIN, end 1s facing down;
REEL3 on sides giving RSh to 3rd, THEN 1st 3rd h-turn Rh 23(1) ;
3rd 1st MENS CHAIN, end 1W end facing out;
1W fb ptnr cast up, cross to own side end 1st in 2nd pl., 1st 3rd CIRCLE left.

RODNEY&180;S RANT 32J8 Ann Dix Q.E.Diamond
1st SET, cast, thru 3rd, cast up;
'Irish Rover' RIGHTS & LEFTS;
SET & LINK FOR 3, twice;
1st H-FIG8 (Mdn/ Wup), all turn Rh.

ORPINGTON CALEDONIANS 32R8 John Brenchley 48
1st SET, 1W ffby 1M cast cross (Wface out/Min), h-turn 3rd on sides, for...;
LADIES CHAIN, 1M face out;
1M ffby 1W cast up, cross, 2nd 1st RhACROSS, 1st face down;
2nd 1st 3rd RSh REEL3 on sides;

MISS ELEANOR 32S3 Ann Dix 48
1st 2nd 3rd mirror REEL3 on sides;
1st SET, cast, turn Rh, cast to right to next place which has been vacated;
TREE CPL BOURREL;
CIRCLE^ left & right.

FOLLOW ME HOME 32J8 Ellie Briscoe(VA, USA) 38
1st SET, cross Rh, cast, turn Lh to 1st cnr;
BALANCE in line, turn cnr Rh, take cnr half round;
BALANCE with 2nd cnrs, turn cnr, take cnr half round (1st finish opp sides);
H-REEL3 on sides, all SET, all cross Rh.

SCOTT MEIKLE 32R4 Alice McLean 46
1st cross, cast, H-FIG8 thru top;
1st 3rd RhACROSS, LhACROSS, face along sides; for...;
TANDEM REEL3 across with end cpl - start out end;
1st 4th H-R+L, both turn once & half.

October 29th 2015: Cheryl

A LONDON CELEBRATION 32JRR Ann Dix
CIRCLE4 left & right;
RhACROSS, LhACROSS;
W ADV & RET, M ADV & RET;
B-toB with opp, prom hold pass next couple.

MAXWELL´S RANT 32R8 Rutherford 1752 (18)
REEL3 thru 2nd pl. on opposite sides;
REEL3 thru 2nd pl. on own sides;
1st cross Rh, cast, H-FIG8 up thu 2nd;
1st dance thru 3rd, cast up, all turn ptnr Rh.

WELCOME TO DUFFTOWN 32J8 Jessie Stewart Lflt
1st turn 3/4 to CROWN TRIANGLES to lines across (Mtop/W3d) for...;
lines dance down & up to lines facing again(brisk!);
4BAR:1st ch.pl. Rh, cast R, turn Rh WHILE cnrs SET & ch.pl. on sides,
4BAR:1st turn Rh WHILE cnrs SET & CROSS.


CULLA BAY 32S4 Ann Dix 41
4BAR:Hd cpl H-TURN & TWIRL,
4BAR:dance clkws & in thru sides to face out WHILE sides H-T & TW;

REEL4 across;
CIRCLE4 to L on sides, SET to side cpl, H-RhACROSS;
2nd 4th full LhACROSS, dance out thru sides to head places.
1st & cnrs 'IRISH ROVER' RIGHTS & LEFTS.

DA RAIN DANCIN´ 32R8��Ron Wallace Whiteadder Collection
1st dance down, cast up around 3rd, 2nd 1st 3rd SET, all cross Rh;
1st dance up, cast down, all SET, 1st turn Lh to 1st cnr WHILE 2nd & 3rd cross Lh;
1st SETR to cnr, SETLto ptnr across set, turn Rh to 2nd cnr, repeat to own sides;
CIRCLE6 left & right.

THE EXCISEMAN 32J8 John Drewry Bankhead 6
2BAR:1st 3rd SET,
4BAR:1st 3rd H-FIG8 thru 2nd - 1st cast / 3rd cross up, 1st face out,
2BAR:1st 2nd ch.paces (app. hand) while 3rd H-turn Rh to face up in mid;

CIRCLE6 left & right (2 1 3);
4BAR:all SET, crossRh, 2nd face down/1st out/ 3rd up)
4BAR:1st cast R and face 1st corners WHILE cnrs ch.pl Lh on sides, SET faing in;
4BAR:1st CORNERS H-TURN & TWIRL / 1st dance RSh round & TWIRL SINGLE to W face up/ M dn,
4BAR:2nd CORNERS H-TURN & TWIRL / 1st dance round, end 2nd time by ch. pl with 4th M Rh:w Lh.


THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REEL 32R5 Derek Haynes Carnforth3
1st 3rd cross, cst, H-FIG8 thru cpl above, end facing 1st cnrs;
turn CORNER-PARTNER both corners and bak to 1st cnrs;
REEL4 with 1st cnrs, end passing LSh to mid for...;
1st 3rd RhACROSS with facing cpls, turn ptnr Lh, cast one place.

THE WOODEN HORSE 32J3 John Drery Turkish Set
1st cross Rh, cast WHILE 2nd SET, dance up,1W turn 2M Lh ONCE while 1M turn 2W Rh;
1st 3rd REPEAT;
REEL3 on opp. sides 1st crossing up thru 2nd pl (c.f.'Gates of Edin' inverted)2 3 1;
1st H-FIG8 thru 3rd, all tur Rh.

THE BLUE MESS JACKET 32S4 Douglas Henderson Kinklaven Bk
2nd lead down & up to places, WHILE 1st lead down, cross at foot, cast up to back to back facing 2nd;
12BAR:STRATHSPEY SPURTLE:
2nd H-REEL4 end 1st.pl WHILE 1st loop round RSh, 1M moving down to 3rd, turn Rh to face opp 3rd, REPEAT WITH 3RD, REPEAT WITH 4TH
4BAR: extra turn Rh to opp sides, ALL SET on sides;

all H-PETRONELLA to own sides.

THE WIND ON LOCH FYNE 32S3 John Bowie Dickson Dunedin 1
1st cross &amp: FIG8 thru side couples, h-turn Rh to orig. pl, all face ptnrs;
all REEL4 round set, turn M to centre Rh;
W clockw. one place WHILE M LhACROSS 2 pl, turn ptnr once, REPEAT;
all SET, CIRCLE6 halfway, turn ptnrBh once, CIRCLE6 half way.

October 22nd 2015: Cheryl

THE LINTON PLOUGHMAN 32J6 Collected in Peebleshire (5)
1st 2nd CIRCLE4 left & right;
1st 2nd RhACROSS, LhACROSS;
1st lead down and up, staying in midface ptnr;
1st 2nd POUSSETTE.

CATCH THE WIND 32R8 Romaine Butterfiald NZ Island Bay (45)
1st SET, cast, half FIG8 thru 2nd;
1st SET twice, 1W ffby 1M cast up, dance down mid to 3rd, face 3M;
REEL3 across, 1M to 2M / 1W to 3W;
1W ffby 1M cast round 3M and cross, 1st turn Rh.

THE BANKS OF CLYDE Miss Milligan's Miscellany 1
1st ff by 2nd 3rd cast to 3rd pl., cross, dance up opp.side; all ADV & RET,all cross and SET;
1st lad down and up & face down;
1st 2nd RONDEL.

A.G.M. 2015 session.

THE RUTLAND REEL 40R8 3C R and M Senior The Sunday Class
1st SET, cast, cross thru 3rd,cast up to 2nd place opp.sides;
1st 2nd LADIES CHAIN, end 1s facing down;
REEL3 on sides giving RSh to 3rd, THEN 1t 3rd h-turn Rh 23(1) ;
3rd 1st MENS CHAIN, end 1W end facing out;
1W fb ptnr cast up, cross to own side end 1st in 2nd pl., 1st 3rd CIRCLE left.

THE PIPER & THE PENGUIN 88R1 [4] Roy Goldring Scotia Suite
all W dance round corner, RhACROSS;
all W round ptnr, LhACROSS;
all M dance round ptnr, RhACROSS;
all M round corners, LhACROSS;
HEAD cpls turn Rh once+, dance in tandem thru side back to places;
HEAD cpls RIGHTS & LEFTS;
SIDE cpls turn Rh once+, dance in tandem thru heads to places;
SIDE cpls RIGHTS & LEFTS;
all W dance in, R-about dance to R H- round outside;
all M in, LEFT-abt, H-round outside to partner ;
all turn ptnr Rh once & half, PROM round to places.

PELORUS JACK 32J8 Barry Skelton Dolphin Book
1st cross Rh, cast, 1st 3rd RhACROSS end facing M-1st cnr in tandem;
H-REEL3 in tandem + ch.lead, M-2nd cnr H-REEL3 in tandem + ch.lead;
M-3rd cnr H-REEL3 in tandem + ch.lead, M-4th cnr H-REEL3 in tandem + ch.lead;
2nd 1st LhACROSS, 1st h-turn Lh to lown sides, all SET.1st

October 15th 2015: Cheryl

LOCH NESS MONSTER 32R Progressive circle dance round room ( PARTNER ON M RIGHT). Iain Boyd Happy to Meet
ALL circle left & right;
turn ptnr Rh, Lh;
all turn 'corners' Rh, Lh into prom hold;
PROMENADE clockwise and finish in circle.

THE MACHINE WITHOUT HORSES 32J8 Rutherford 1772 (12)
1st SET, cast, Rh across with 3rd;
1st set cast up, Lh across with 2nd;
1st ffby 2nd dance down, cast up r.3rd, dance up, cast to 2nd places;
2nd 1st RIGHTS & LEFTS.

ORPINGTON CALEDONIANS 32R8 John Brenchley 49
1st SET, 1W cast ffby 1M to 2nd pl. opp sides, 1st 3rd on sides h-turn Lh;
3rd 1st LADIES CHAIN;
1M ffby 1W cast up and cross, 2nd 1st RhACROSS;
REEL3 on own sides, both RShoulder.

MONYMUSK 32S8 Preston (11)
1st turn Rh, cast, turn Lh to lines across (M with 3rd/W top);
all SET (cnrs twicw/1st once & pet.turn to sides, all SET twice;
CIRCLE6 left & right;
REEL3 on opp sides RSh to R, 1st cross.

LIGHT AND AIRY 32J8 William Campbell 19th bk of New & Favorite Country Dances and Strathspey Reels 1798 (4)
1st SET, cast two places, SET, castup to top;
1st lead down and up;
1st 2nd ALLEMANDE, end facing 1st corners;
turn cnr Rh, partner Lh, 2md cnr Rh, cross to own sides.

THE COUNTESS OF DUNMORE´S REEL 32S8 49
1st SET, dance thru 3rd, cast up, SET ADVANCING to 1st cnrs;
turn cnr Rh, pass RSh, turn 2nd cnr Rh, pass RSh (as R of R Scots) 1st face out;
2nd 1st 3rd CHAIN PROGRESSION FOR 3 (SEE BELOW);
3rd 1st 2nd CHASE clockwise H-round, all set, cross to own sides.
CHAIN PROGRESSION FOR 3
2BAR: 1st cast R to end of line WHILE 2nd 3rd turn ptnr Rh 3/4
2BAR:1st pick up end prom hold
4BAR:PROM H-ROUND WHILE inner pair turn once & half Lh,
2BAR:2nd 3rd regain ptnrs & turn Rh 3/4 to own sides WHILE 1st solo to own sides;

ALL continue H-ROUND, SET, cross to own sides.
A formation for 2cpls appeared in B'ham 1973 Bk, devised by Eric Forbes.

JUBILEE QUADRILLE 88R[4] Alan MacPherson 1996
16BAR:HEAD Men pet.turn to face ptnr, SET, H-REEL4 end by turn ptnr to place;
16BAR:SIDE Men REPEAT;

HEAD W and their cnrs. SET ADV, lead into mid, lead opp dcr out dancing round partner to diag.lines facing 2nd 3rd;
lines ADV & RET, all turn ptnrs Lh to places;
SIDE W and their corners REPEAT to lines on other diagonal;
REPEAT adv, ret, turn to places;
all W H-RhACROSS while M 1 pl round, all SET (join Lh to W wheel), REPEAT;
REPEAT, no settingREPEAT;
CIRCLE8 left & right.

THE LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH 32J8 John Bowie Dickson Glendarroch
1st prom hold REEL3 across RSh to 2M, face 3M;
1st prom hold REEL3 across RSh to 3M, face M side;
1st out thru 2nd pl, cast away, meet in mid, thru W side cast away to lines across,
WHILE 2nd 3rd dance RIGHTS & LEFTS;
all SET twice, 1st turn Rh to prom hold for next time thru.

MISS MILLIGAN´S STRATHSPEY 32S8 RSCDS Committee Leaflet bk
1st 2nd CIRCLE4, SET (1st turning up), 1st cast;
REEL3 on sides, 1st start in & dn with hands and loop at end;
all SET, 2nd 1st h-turn Lh, dance thru 3rd crossing, cast up;
1st 2nd THE KNOT.

THE SAILOR 32H8 unknown 24
1st cross to DT posn, SET, round 1st cnr, SET in lines acros;
REEL3 to R, end looking for ptne Rh joined;
lead down, up, cross at top, cast;
2nd 1st RIGHTS & LEFTS

October 8th 2015: Barbara

A CANONBIE CEILIDH 40Rrr Caroline Bradshaw & Ian Brockbank New Scotland 50th
2 face 2 round the room

CIRCLE4 left & right;
M FIG8 thru W - start pass front partnr;
W FIG8 thru M - start pass front partner;
all ADV, RET, ADV, M while W face 7amp; follow ptnr - Men facing centre;
all BACK to BACK with M making arch, M turn W on R Rh or birl.

THE HAZEL TREE 32J8 John Drewry Brodie
1st 2nd the ESPAGNOL to 1st corners;
1st turn cnr Rh, pass RSh, turn ptnr cnr Lh, dance round LSh to 2nd cnrs;
REPEAT, finish Lh turn to face down;
1st cross down thru 3rd, cast up, all turn Rh

THE WHISTLING WIND 32R8 Elizabeth Goosen (Winnepeg) 36
1st SET, dance in & cast, adve to 1st cnrs with p=d=b;
H-REEL4 with 1st cnrs, pass RSh, H-REEL4 with 2nd cnrs, back to back in mid, Mup/Wdn;
DOUBLE TRIANGLES, end own sides 2nd pl;
DFIAG. RIGHTS & LEFTS as Irish Rover.

AUTUMN IN APPIN 32S4 John Drewry 31
3rd 4th start opp. sides if one chord

2Bar bits!2nd 3rd PET.TURN, SET, turn ptnr 3/4, H-RhACROSS, end with not ptnr face outprom. hold;
6BAR: 1st 4th PET.TURN, SET, turn ptnr 3/4 to prom hold WHILE others prom H-ROUND,
2BAR: all PROMENADE one more place to form SQUARE SET;

present side cples H-LADIES CHAIN, head cpls H-MENS CHAIN ending FULL Rh turn;
all SET, CIRCLE left 3/4 & dance in, cast out one more place. Now 2 4 1 3.

THE IMMIGRANT LASS 32J4 J.M.Jay 39
12BAR:1st 2nd turn Rh one+half, RhACROSS,1st 2nd H-R+L.....
SAME 12BAR:3rd 4th stand for 4 then turn Rh one+half, 3rd 4th RhACROSS....
NEXT 4BAR: 1st 3rd only (middle) H-RIGHT & LEFTS;

1st 3rd LADIES CHAIN;
1st 4th lead up, turn under, down & 4th cast up to 3rd pl.

MISS ELEANOR 32S3 Ann Dix 49
MIRROR REEL3 on own side;
1st SET, cast, tirn Rh once, cast R to top or 3rd;
3-cpl BOURRELLE;
CIRCLE6 left and right.

THE FESTIVAL MAN 32J8 Sheila Trafford 48
1st SET, cross Rh to 2nd place, SET, turn Lh to 1W btwn 2nd/1M btwn 3rd, face opp sides.
1W +2nd/ 1M +3rd H-REEL3 across, H-REEL3 across at other end, end LSh in mid;
on sides RhACROSS. 1W dance up & cast, 1M dances down &cast while 2nd 3rd SET, ch.pl.on sides;
3rd 1st 2nd SET AND ROTATE for 3 couples.

WICKED WILLY 32R4 Harry Ways BiCentennial bk
1st 4th cross, cast in, H-FIG8 thru ends to face corner just danced round;
HELLO-GOODBY SETTING to opp. corners;
1st 4th LhACROSS, at foot H-RIGHTS & LEFTS, middle cpls H-R+L

October 1st 2015: Barbara

No crib for this week


September 24th 2015: Barbara

A CANONBIE CEILIDH 40Rrr Caroline Bradshaw & Ian Brockbank New Scotland 50th
2 face 2 round the room
CIRCLE4 left & right;
M FIG8 thru W - start pass front partnr;
W FIG8 thru M - start pass front partner;
all ADV, RET, ADV, M while W face 7amp; follow ptnr - Men facing centre;
all BACK to BACK with M making arch, M turn W on R Rh or birl.


JIG TO THE MUSIC 32J3 Doris Young RSCDS 2nd Graded
all ADV, RET, BACK to BACK;
all turn Rh, turn Lh;
1st slip down & up, cast to foot;
CIRCLE6 left & right.

TRIBUTE TO THE BORDERS 32J8 Roy Goldring Lflt
1st cross Rh, cast, turn Rh to prom hold facing M side;
H-REEL3 RSh to 2ndM, H-REEL3 RSh to 3rd W;
still prom hold set to topW and each cnr clockwise;
3rd 1st 2nd ALLEMANDE.

MAY YARKER#180;S STRATHSPEY 32S8 Roy Goldring 42
1st cross & face out, THEN 1st & 3rd FIG8 through 2nd to change places;
1st 2nd cross Rh, then H-RhACROSS, repeat with 3rd (at top);
1st 3rd CIRCLE4, 1st dance down, cast up around 3rd pl;
all three cpls THE KNOT.

RAISING THE ANCHOR 32R5 Iain Boyd The Tokyo Set
REEL3 on sides - 1st start cross thru 2nd pl, end top opp.sides;
3rd 4th 5th similarly 5th REEL3 on opp sides,
WHILE 1st H-FIG8 thru 2nd, turn once & half Rh (face out);
FIGURES of EIGHT ON SIDES - 1st out to start, 5th in to start;
1st cast to foot, 5th 1st turn Rh once & half.

MRS MILNE 0F KINEFF Alan Macpherson 32S4 [4] RSCDS Lflt
HEAD adv, turn Rh opp once, RhACROSS with sides;
all REEL4 across, face side;
HEAD set to side cpl, dance out btwn sides, cast away to orig, turn Bh;
WHILE sides dance out to hds, meet and Nh to places, turn Bh;
CIRCLE8 to left half way, turn ptnr Rh 3/4, PROM one pl clockwise.

THE REEL OF THE 51st DIVISION Officers of the 51st (13)
1st SET, cast 2pl.,, lead up to 1st corners;
SET & TURN Rh cnrs, BALANCE IN LINE, turn ptnr Lh;
REPEAT with 2nd cnrs to own sides;
CIRCLE6 left & right.