Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Five Penny Ness

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FIVE PENNY NESS (J5x32) 5C set Jean Attwood Alexander Leaflet 34

1- 8 1s and 5s in prom hold dance reel of 3 across with 2s/4s ending in 2nd/4th place (2s and 4s step up/down)
9-16 1s+3s+5s circle 6H round and back while 2s and 4s turn partners ½ way and chase clockwise to opposite end of set all on own sides
17-24 4s and 2s pass 1s/5s RSh on own side and weave parallel back to other end of set, 2s continuing to 2nd place and 4s to 4th place (1s and 5s step up/down)
25-32 1s cross between 2s, cast behind 3s, cross between 4s and cast behind 5s to 5th place as others step up

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


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Fivepenny is one of the many villages in the Lewis district of Ness (Nis in Gaelic) and part of the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

Ness (Scottish Gaelic: Nis) is the northernmost part of the Isle of Lewis, a community consisting of about 16 villages, including Fivepenny. It is the most north-westerly community in the European Union.

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