Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fairyknowe Lodge

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Fairyknowe Lodge (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt

1-2 First couple cross right hand and stay facing out in partner's place
3-8 First, second and third couples dance reels of three on the sides, first couple dance out and down to start, and finish in second place (opposite sides), second couple dancing in and down and third couple dancing out and up. Second couple finish in first place and third couple finish back in third place, no loops on the ends of the reels. Second and third couples finish facing anti-clockwise. (Third couple have further to travel than first and second couples)
9-10 First couple dance a three quarter turn with right hands WHILE second and third couple dance anti-clockwise 1 corner place. (second man dances to third man's place, third man dances to third lady's place, third lady dances to second lady's place and second lady dances to second man's place.)
11-14 First man with the second and third ladies (at the top), and first lady with the second and third men (at the bottom) dance left hands across
15-16 First couple dance a three quarter turn with right hands WHILE second and third couple dance anti-clockwise 1 corner place. (third and second men are on the lady's side and third and second lady's are on the men's side)
17-20 First man with the second and third ladies (on the men's side), and first lady with the second and third men (on the lady's side) dance left hands across
21-24 First couple turn right hand and finish facing first corner position
25-32 First couple dance a half diagonal reel of four with first corners, pass right shoulders and dance half reel of four with second corners, pass right shoulder to finish in second place on own sides
Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2007)


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Written for Betsy and Colin Maxwell Original tune Fairyknowe Lodge by Willie McRobert.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.

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