Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Heather Ross MacDonald

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HEATHER ROSS MACDONALD (32 bar strathspey for 3 couples) Joop Feijtel, The Delft Book Of Scottish Country Dances

1-8 1st couple set, cast off one place (2nd couple move up); then 1st couple dance a half figure of eight round 2nd couple.
9-16 1st couple continue a half figure of eight round 3rd couple; then 1st couple set and turn partner giving right hands to finish facing 1st corners.
17-24 1st couple dance 'corners pass and turn' with 1st corners; repeat with 2nd corners to finish back to back in the middle, 1st man facing up, 1st lady facing down.
25-32 1st couple dance reels of three with their corners (giving right shoulder to 2nd corners to begin) [6], then 1st couple cross over giving right hands [2].
Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Joop Feijtel, Gouda, March 1991)


Dance Notes

[Number of bars]

Corners pass and turn:-
1st couple change places with 1st corners (without giving hands) passing right shoulder [1], 1st couple dance round 1st corner's place back into the middle and turn partner right hand to finish facing 2nd corners - while 1st corners turn each other right hand once round and dance back to places [3]. 1st couple repeat previous 4 bars with 2nd corners.


Dance Information

Dance devised for Heather Ross MacDonald.

Recommended music: The Old Man Will Never Die, Lady Ann Hope, The Miller o' Hirn and Glenlivet as played by Bobby Crowe and his Scottish Country Dance Band for the dance "Bridge of Nairn".



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