Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Maidenhead Golden Medley

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MAIDENHEAD GOLDEN MEDLEY (M-(S64+R64)) Sq.Set Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 4

Strathspey
1- 8 All dance ½ Grand Chain, set to partner and turn 2H
9-16 1s+3s circle 4H round to left for 3 bars and turn to right to face sides (BtoB with partner), 1M+3L+2s also 1L+3M+4s dance RH across
17-24 All dance parallel RSh reels of 4 across and end with 1s and 3s (LH to partners) dancing out to original places
25-40 2s and 4s repeat dancing reels of 4 up/down set
41-48 All set to partners, 1s+3s ¾ turn RH to face clockwise in prom hold and dance round to opposite places while 2s and 4s petronella turn, set and return to place
49-56 Repeat with 2s and 4s turning into prom hold
57-64 All Set+Link with partner travelling on 1 place, repeat back to original places

Reel
1- 8 All set to partner, ¾ turn RH into prom hold and dance ½ way round set
9-16 All dance Double Ladies' Chain
17-24 All set to partner, ¾ turn RH into prom hold and dance ½ way round set back to places
25-32 All dance Double Men's Chain 1s and 3s retaining prom hold facing right
33-40 1s dance RSh Promenade reel with 4M/2L while 3s dance RSh Promenade reel with 4L and 2M
41-48 1M+3L dance Figs of 8 round 2s while 1L+3M dance Fig of 8 round 4s
49-56 4M+2L dance Figs of 8 round 1s while 4L+2M dance Figs of 8 round 3s and end with 2s and 4s in prom hold with partner
57-64 2s dance RSh reel of 3 with 1M and 3L while 4s dance RSh reel of 3 with 1L and 3M and end all turning partners RH

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


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River Thames From Maidenhead Bridge


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