Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Blanket Preacher Of Yarrow

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BLANKET PREACHER OF YARROW (R2x64) Sq.Set Janet Cook Imperial 4

1- 8 All dance (holding 2H) to Ladies corner, ¼ turn right and dance to next place anticlockwise, all Ladies dance LH across as Men chase clockwise ½ way
9-16 With 'new' partners repeat bars 1- 8
17-24 All dance ½ Grand Chain and set (in original places)
25-32 1L+3L dance in and set, ½ turn RH while 2L+4L dance in and all Ladies (in circle) set
33-36 1L+3L cast to partners' original places and set while 2L+4L ½ turn RH as 1M+3M dance in and 2L+4L+1M+3M all (in circle) set
37-40 2L+4L cast to partners' original places and set while 1M+3M ½ turn RH as 2M+4M dance in and 1M+3M+2M+4M all set
41-48 1M+3M cast to partner's place and set while 2M+4M ½ turn RH and set to each other, 2M+4M cast to partner's place (all now in partner's original place)
49-56 1s+3s dance in and ¾ turn opposite person RH to end in line of 4 across (Ladies BtoB and 1M/3M between 4s/2s), 1M and 3M turn right about and cast right to original places followed by other partner
57-64 2s+4s repeat bars 49-56
65-128 repeat with new partners

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

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