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The Garry Strathspey

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THE GARRY STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance ½ R&L, 1s+4s (in centre) dance ½ R&L
9-16 2s+4s and 1s+3s circle 4H left ½ way, 2s+3s circle 4H right ½ way, 1s dance up to top and all face as for Reel of 4 on sides
17-24 All set Highland Schottische and dance ½ Grand Chain
25-32 All dance reel of 4 on sides. 2341

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


The Garry Strathspey
James B. Cosh   22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more)
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s2s 3s4s half rights and lefts;

  5-8   1s4s half rights and lefts;

  9-10 2s4s 1s3s four hands round to the left halfway;

11-12 2s3s four hands round to the right halfway;

13-16 1s lead to the top WHILE 4s3s2s wait for two bars and then step down, finishing 1s 3s facing down, 2s 4s facing up;

17-20 1M4M 1L4L 3M2M 3L2L set (Highland Schottische step);

21-24 all half grand chain;

25-32 2s3s4s1s reels of 4 on own sides.

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


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