Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Honeysuckle And The Bindweed (Bradley)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HONEYSUCKLE AND THE BINDWEED (S4x32) 4C Set Jenny Bradley Nottingham 10.30
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 4 1s cross down while 4s cross up, 1M+4L also 1L+4M in prom hold dance out to right and into centre facing own partner
5- 8 1s and 4s change places RH with partner and chase round inside clockwise to end 1s in 2nd place opposite sides and 4s in 3rd place own sides
9-12 2s cross down while 3s cross up, 2M+3L also 2L+3M in prom hold dance out to left and into centre facing own partner
13-16 2s and 3s change places LH with partner and chase round inside anticlockwise to end 2s in 2nd place opposite sides and 3s in 3rd place own sides. (1)(2)34
17-24 1s+2s Set+Link, 1s+3s set and dance RH across ½ way
25-32 1s+4s Set+Link, all set and cross RH. 23(4)(1)

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


The Honeysuckle and the Bindweed
Jenny Bradley   Nottingham
Strathspey   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set
3s 4s cross on second chord.

  1-2   2s step up and 3s step down WHILE 1s cross down and 4s cross up, finishing 1M4L facing out on Ls' side, 1L4M on Mn's, in promenade hold;

  3-4   1L4M 1M4L, in promenade hold, cast to the right, finishing 1L4M at the top facing down, 1M4L at the bottom facing up;

  5-6   1s 4s cross up and down by the right;

  7-8   1s 4s chase clockwise one place inside the set to finish 1s in 2nd place on opposite sides, 4s in 3rd place on own sides;

  9-16 repeat bars 1-8 from new places (but casting to the left and crossing up and down by the left in bars 3-6, with 3L2M at the top and 2L3M at the bottom on bar 5 and chasing anticlockwise), finishing 1s2s on opposite sides, 3s4s on own sides;

17-20 1s2s set and link on the sides;

21-24 1s3s set and right hands across halfway;

25-28 1s4s set and link on the sides;

29-30 2s3s4s1s set;

31-32 2s 3s 4s 1s cross by the right, finishing 2s3s on own sides, 4s1s on opposite sides.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Also see the dance The Honeysuckle And The Bindweed (Wilson) by Donald Wilson.

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