Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Birkie Lads

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BIRKIE LADS (M 4x(S32+R32)) 2C (4C set) Roy Clowes Ormskirk Book 5
3s+4s dance similarly to 1s+2s

Strathspey
1- 8 1L cast down 1 place as 2M cast up 1 place and ½ turn RH, 1s+2s dance RH across ending in original places
9-16 1M cast down 1 place as 2L cast up 1 place and ½ turn LH, 1s+2s dance LH across and end 2L+1M in place as 1L+2M pass LH to face partners
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 across ending in original places
25-32 All dance a "Half" Chain - 1L+2M ¾ turn RH to partner's place while 2L+3M cast up/down and repeat this figure three more times with persons in 1L and 2M positions ¾ turning RH

Reel
1-32 Repeat above figures

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



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