Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jellyfish At North Gut

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Jellyfish At North Gut
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 3: A Dime A Dozen
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   ADVANCE, RETIRE AND TURN: 1st couple advance and retire and turn each other with both hands using skip change of step;

  9-16 FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dance a figure of 8 around 2nd couple;

17-24 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st couple lead down the middle and back;

25-32 CAST AND THRO' ARCH: 1st couple followed by 2nd, 3rd and 4th couples cast off on their own side, 1st couple make an arch at the bottom on bar 28 and other couples dance up through the arch.

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

Dance Notes

As with all simple dances having the format, 4-Couple Repeat in a 4-Couple Set, and in which the 3rd and 4th couples have little or no part, this dance can readily be performed in a 3-Couple Set with the number of repeats adjusted appropriately in order to accommodate all those wishing to dance.

17-24 Take nearer hands down and back to facilitate the casting which follows.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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