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Fugal Fergus

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FUGAL FERGUS (J8x48) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Waveley Fugues Fugue dance - Men copy Ladies 8 bars later

1- 8 1L followed by 2L+3L dance anticlockwise round 1+2+3M and back up to places (Men stand)
9-16 1L+2L+3L set and cross, set and cross back (Men repeat Ladies Figs but 8 bars behind)
17-24 1L+2L+3L set and cross RH, turn to right and 1L followed by 2L+3L dance clockwise and down own side (Men Ditto)
25-32 1L+2L+3L dance reel of 3 on own side (1L RSh to 2L to start) (Men Ditto)
33-40 1L+2L+3L dance ½ reel of 3 on own side, 1L+2L turn LH 1½ times on side to change places (Men Ditto but 1M and 2M pass LSh)
41-48 All Ladies stand while Men complete last Fig (Men Ditto and end 1M+2M turning RH)

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

Fugal Fergus
Hugh Foss   Waverley Fugues
Jig   8 x 48 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set
Ladies' instructions:

  1-8   1L2L3L chase all round the set to places (1L leading);

  9-20 1L2L3L set and cross 3 times;

21-24 1L2L3L chase across the top of the set and down own side;

25-36 1L2L3L 1½ reels of 3 (1L dancing in and up to start), finishing in own places;

37-40 1L2L turn by the left 1½ times.

Men's instructions:

  1-8   1M2M3M stand;

  9-44 Mn perform the same figures as the Ls for bars 1-36, i.e., running 8 bars later;

45-48 1M2M turn by the right 1½ times.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

17-20 Ls set and cross for the 3rd time WHILE Mn set and cross for the 1st time; take hands.

23-24 1L must dance out and down ready to flow in and up to start the 1½ reels of 3.

25-28 1L2L3L must not hesitate in this first half reel of 3 and must leave space enough so that each M can dance below his partner on bar 28.

31-32 1M must dance out and down ready to flow in and up to start the 1½ reels of 3.

37-48 Ls turn by the left, M turn by the right at the end.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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