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Gaelic College Pipe Band's Welcome Home

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Gaelic College Pipe Band's Welcome Home
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
64 bar Strathspey/64 bar Reel
Couple facing couple, 3 pipers and drummer in an outer square
Piper                Piper
1st woman       2nd woman
TOP                 BOTTOM
1st man           2nd man
Piper                Drummer
STRATHSPEY

  1-8   SET: with a Highland Fling step OR STEP KICK: starting with right foot in 4th intermediate aerial position,
BEAT 1: step onto right foot in 3rd position as left foot is raised to 3rd rear aerial position,
BEAT 2: hop kicking left foot into 4th intermediate aerial position,
BEAT 3: step onto left foot as right foot is raised into 3rd rear aerial position,
BEAT 4: hop kicking right foot into 4th intermediate aerial position,
BEAT 5: step onto right foot in 3rd position as left foot is raised to 3rd rear aerial position,
BEAT 6: step onto left foot in 3rd position as right foot is raised to 3rd aerial position,
BEAT 7: step onto right foot in 3rd position as left foot is raised to 3rd rear aerial position,
BEAT 8: hop on right foot as left foot is kicked into 4th intermediate aerial position; REPEAT WITH OPPOSITE FEET;

  9-16 MIRROR REELS OF 3: mirror reels of 3 around musicians (start with 1st couple nearer hands joined dancing between 2nd couple and the musicians AS 2nd couple dance out the sides): end facing musician who was originally behind dancer;

17-20 HIGHLAND SCHOTTISCHE SETTING to musicians;

21-32 REEL OF 4: dance round musician (4 bars), then left hands across half way around (2 bars), and dance round opposite musician (4 bars), finishing with left hands around halfway (2 bars): end facing partner;

33-40 SET, PETRONELLA, AND HIGHLAND SETTING: set and petronella into a line up-and-down the middle, then Highland Schottische setting to partner;

41-48 REEL OF 4: dance a reel of 4 to end facing corner musician as in bar 17;

49-56 HIGHLAND SETTING: to musician using a Highland Fling step such as the Rocking Step pulling right shoulder back at the end to face the centre;

57-64 RIGHT HAND WHEEL AND ROUND MUSICIAN: dance right hands across once round and then dance around musician by the left shoulder to end in original places facing partner.

REEL
REPEAT in Reel tempo:
in bars 1-8 use set and spring points;
in bars 17-20 use set and spring,
in bars 31-32 omit last left shoulder passing,
in bars 49-56 use Pas de Basque-Coupe.

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



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