Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Happy Ferryman

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HAPPY FERRYMAN (R4x32) 4C set Marie Boehmer Ness House 1

1- 8 1s and 3s cast down behind own sides, turn outwards and dance back to places
9-16 All dance reflection reels on own sides (1s and 3s in and down to start)
17-20 1s and 3s cross down 1 place and face out while 2s and 4s dance up 1 place and face in and all Balance-in-Line on sides
21-24 1s and 3s dance out and about turn to face in while 2s and 4s passing partner RSh face out on opposite sides and all Balance-in-Line
25-28 2s+1s also 4s+3s ½ turn on sides meet partner in middle (1234), 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s dance up, 1s cast, 2s to 1st place, 3s to 2nd place and 4s to 3rd place
29-32 1s continue to cast to bottom and cross over while 2s and 4s cross RH and loop round in to 1st and 3rd place while 3s stand for 2 bars and cross. 2341

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


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