Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Golden Years (Barbour)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GOLDEN YEARS (S4x48) 4C set Ian Barbour Magic Medicine
2s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1L also 4L cast behind their own lines to other end and cross into each others place while other 6 dancers set diagonally to each other and change places RH, 2M also 3M cast behind their own lines to other end and cross into each others place while other 6 dancers set diagonally to each other and change places RH. 3(4)1(2)
9-16 All circle 8H round and back
17-24 3L followed by 4M+1L+2M cast to other end of set while 2L followed 1M+4L+3M cast to other end (2)1(4)3, 2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H to left
25-32 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across for 3 bars, LH back and end couples (2s and 3s) cast in 1 place while 1s and 4s cross to end places
33-40 1s+2s also 3s+4s turn on sides nearer hand (centre couple between outer couples), 1s+2s also 3+4s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s and 4s casting to start)
41-48 All dance interlocking Allemandes:-
' 1s and 2s dance normal Allemande but end in 3rd/1st places while 3s+4s Allemande (down) up to 4th/2nd places. 2(4)1(3)

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance The Golden Years (Brown) by Evelyn Brown.
Also see the dance The Golden Years (Sutherland) by Nora Sutherland.

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