Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lilian's Wedding

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LILIAN'S WEDDING (96 bar jig for 5 couples) Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Delft Book Of Scottish Country Dances

1-8 1st couple cast off behind their own lines, cross over below 4th couple passing RIGHT shoulders, then dance up behind 4th couple, pass in front of 3rd couple and behind 2nd couple.
9-12 1st couple dance down the middle (with nearer hands), on bar 12 1st lady dances under her partner's arm to own side (1st man dances below his partner, while she turns LEFT about under his arm) - while the other couples join both hands with partners to make arches.
13-16 1st couple dance up to the top under the arches, on bar 16 all drop hands and step back.
17-20 1st couple cast off two places (2nd and 3rd couples move up on bars 19-20).
21-24 1st couple turn 1¼ times giving RIGHT hands to finish in the middle of the set - while the other couples turn partners giving RIGHT hands to finish in square formation.
25-28 1st lady with 5th couple and 1st man with 2nd couple set and dance RIGHT hands across halfway round.
29-32 5th and 2nd couples dance LEFT hands across once round.
33-36 1st lady with 5th couple and 1st man with 2nd couple set and dance RIGHT hands across halfway round.
37-40 1st couple turn each other 1¼ times giving LEFT hands.
41-56 1st lady with 3rd couple and 1st man with 4th couple repeat bars 25-40, (finish 1st lady facing 2nd man and 1st man facing 5th man).
57-64 1st couple with 2nd and 5th men dance a reel of four, at the end 1st couple pass RIGHT shoulder.
65-72 1st couple with 3rd and 4th men repeat bars 57-64.
73-80 1st couple with 5th and 2nd ladies repeat bars 57-64.
81-88 1st couple with 4th and 3rd ladies repeat bars 57-64.
89-96 1st couple turn each other with RIGHT elbow grip (Tulloch hold); then with LEFT elbow grip - while the others dance eight hands round to the left and back.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Hague, 1993)


Dance Information

Dance devised for Lilian Tjepkema on the occasion of her wedding March 30, 1993.

Dance Information by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters.

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