Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Linkin' Ower The Lea

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Linkin' ower the Lea
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
6/8x32 bar Jig
2-couple dance in 3- or 4-couple set

  1-8   DIAGONAL TURN AND AROUND: 1st woman and 2nd man turn once round with right hands, dance through original places, cast to right (1st woman behind 2nd woman, 2nd man behind 1st man), and dance across into each other's places;

  9-16 DIAGONAL TURN AND AROUND: 1st man and 2nd woman turn once round with left hands, dance through original places, cast to left (1st man behind 2nd man, 2nd woman behind 1st woman), and dance across into each other's places;

17-24 ADVANCE, CAST AND CHASE HOME: 1st and 2nd couples advance on the diagonal (2 bars), pull right shoulder back and dance back on the diagonal (2 bars), and into a chase halfway round to original places;

25-32 DOWN MIDDLE AND CAST BACK: 2nd couple followed by 1st couple with nearer hands joined, dance down the middle, and cast up (2nd couple to top place, 1st couple to 2nd place).

REPEAT FROM 2ND PLACE.

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



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