Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Harvest Moon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HARVEST MOON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 4

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 (M round 2s and L round 3s) while 2s and 3s set and cross to opposite sides
9-16 1s cross RH, cast round 1st corner (pstn) and cross between 2s/3s to 2nd place as 2s and 3s petronella into centre and set, 2s+1s+3s turn RH ready for...
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s set, cross RH and chase ½ way clockwise

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


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The harvest moon is the moon at or about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.

The harvest moon is often mistaken for the modern day hunter's moon, it is said to come before or after the autumnal equinox and is simply the full moon closest to that equinox.

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The Harvest Moon


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