Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

John McAlpin

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JOHN MCALPIN (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Galloway Album

1- 8 1s Adv+Ret 1 step (touch RH) and cross LH, lead down RH 1 place and ¾ turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn RH 1st corner and turn partner LH, turn RH 2nd corner then cross LH to 2nd place own sides
17-24 2L+1L+3L set, Adv+Ret and set while 2M+1M+3M stand for 2 bars, set, Adv+Ret
25-32 2s+1s+3s cross RH, circle 6H round to left ½ way, cross LH and circle 6H round to right ½ way

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

John McAlpin
Hugh Foss   Galloway Album
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s advance (taking right hands) and retire;

  3-4   1s cross by the left;

  5-6   1s lead down (taking right hands);

  7-8   1s turn by the left to first corners;

  9-16 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner;

17-24 2L1L3L set, advance, retire and set WHILE 2M1M3M wait, set, advance and retire;

25-26 2s 1s 3s cross by the right;

27-28 2s1s3s 6 hands round to the left halfway;

29-30 3s 1s 2s cross by the left;

31-32 3s1s2s 6 hands round to the right halfway.

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

Dance Notes

  1-8   1s should make the changing of hands elegant.

  5-6   2s step up.

25-32 Cross quickly and hands round quickly.

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