Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

John's Jig (Keppie)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

John's Jig
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 2: Six And Half A Dozen
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1ST COUPLE CROSS, CAST, CROSS, CAST:1st couple cross passing right hands (2 bars), cast off one place (1 bar), 1st couple cross over passing left hands (2 bars), and cast to their left: 1st man around 3rd man ending between 3rd couple facing 3rd woman, 1st woman around 2nd woman ending between 2nd couple facing 2nd man (2nd couple step up on bars 3-4);

  9-24 FOUR HALF REELS OF THREE: (1) ½ reel of 3 across starting with 1st couple passing 1st corners by the right (4 bars), (2) ½ reel of 3 on the side with 1st couple passing people in 2nd corner positions by the left (4 bars), (3) ½ reel of 3 across with 1st couple passing people in partner's 1st corner position by the right (4 bars), (4) ½ reel of 3 on side with 1st couple passing people in partner's 2nd corner position by the left (4 bars); end with 1st couple back-to-back in the middle facing 1st corners;

25-32 HELLO-GOODBYE SETTING: 1st couple dance Set to Corners and Partner ending in 2nd place on own side.

Repeat having passed a couple.

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance John's Jig (Reeve) by John Reeve.

Presented to John Wood, a founding member of the Macadians Scottish Country Dance Band, in honour of his retirement from the band.



Dance Information compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie.

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