Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Blaw Up Your Chanter

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Blaw Up Your Chanter
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 1: Tenth Anniversary Book
6x32 bar Reel
2-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   1ST COUPLE DANCE FIGURE OF 8: around 2nd couple;

  9-12 ADVANCE, SET, AND RETIRE: 1st and 2nd couples advance on the diagonal (1 bar), set on the left then right (2 bars), and retire (1 bar);

13-16 WHEEL: 1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across once around;

17-24 TURN PARTNER AND CIRCLE: 1st and 2nd couples turn partner once around with right hands and dance four hands round to the left (retain partner's hand only ready for...);

25-32 DRUMLIN:
Bar 25-26: old setting step - Pas de Basque on right foot, then spring into 3rd position left foot behind, spring into 3rd position right foot behind;
Bars 27-28: circle left halfway to opposite sides - men retain nearer hands, women retain nearer hands and face partner;
Bar 29-30: old setting step - Pas de Basque on left foot, then spring into 3rd position right foot behind, spring into 3rd position left foot behind;
Bars 31-32: cross over giving partner right hand in passing.

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)



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