Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Agnes And Bobby Crowe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AGNES AND BOBBY CROWE (S96) Sq.Set Roy Goldring Crows Nest Set

1- 8 All Ladies dance Fig of 8 passing in front of corner and behind opposite man
9-16 All dance Ladies' Chain with Ladies dancing ½ RH across in centre and all end facing corners
17-24 All dance a reel all round the set giving RSh to corners to start (ie Grand Chain without hands)
25-32 All set to corners and turn 2H, repeat with partner
33-40 1s+3s set and cross RH, dance out and cast to right (L leading) into centre (L dancing round side couple but M through side couple) and turn to face side couple
41-48 All dance 6 bars of reel of 4 across and 1s also 3s dancing out and clockwise to opposite places as 2s and 4s dance out to own places
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48 ending 3412
65-72 All Men dance Fig of 8 passing in front of corner and behind opposite Lady
73-80 All dance Men's Chain with Men giving LH in centre
81-88 All set and ¾ turn RH into prom hold, all Promenade ½ way round (to original places)
89-96 All circle 8H round and back

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

Bobby Crowe (1933-2014) was a widely known bandleader from Fife. Bobby's wife was Agnes and this dance celebrates the Crowe couple.

Bobby started playing the accordian aged 15, played with the Olympians Dance Band and then in the mid 1950s formed his own band. It became a popular and much respected sound in Scotland and beyond. Bobby also played the accordian in The Cameron Kerr Band, Angus Fitchet's Band and the New Cavendish Band.

He recorded LPs for the RSCDS and advised them on dance music.

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