Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gordons Of Kirkcudbright

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Gordons Of Kirkcudbright
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 10: Gordon Reels
6/8x24 bar Jig
2-couple dance in 3, 4 couple longways set

  1-8   SET, CAST AND TURN: 1st couple set, cast off one place (2nd couple stepping up), and turn once round with right hands ending with woman turning into Gordon Hold (as for allemande) and facing up;

  9-16 GORDON REEL OF 3: 1st couple in Gordon Hold dances a Reel of 3 across the dance with 2nd couple (start with 1st couple passing 2nd woman by the right; 1st couple turn as in Gay Gordons at each end of the reel, and end with 1st couple in middle between 2nd couple);

17-24 BALANCE AND TURN: 1st couple (facing up, nearer hands joined) balance in line with 2nd couple (facing down)(2 bars), 1st couple drop nearer hands and turn 2nd couple 1¾ round (6 bars), 1st couple ending in 2nd place on own side, 2nd couple in 1st place.


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

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