Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Midnight Ferry

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE MIDNIGHT FERRY (R4x40) Sq.Set Jessie Stuart

1- 8 1s dance down to 3rd place and cast back to places as 3s cast to top and dance down to places, 1s and 3s turn RH to face 4M/2M
9-16 1s dance RH across with 4M then LH across with 2L to end facing 4M (1M behind 1L) while 3s dance RH across with 2M and LH across with 4L to end facing 2M (3M behind 3L)
17-24 1s with 4M+2L and 3s with 2M+4L dance Alternating Tandem reels of 3 across all end in original places
25-32 All set advancing to form circle and retire to places, all petronella turn to right moving on 1 place and set
33-40 All circle 8H round and back

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


The Midnight Ferry Image
The Night Ferry Bound For Rothesay On The Isle Of Bute


Image Copyright Thomas Nugent under this Creative Commons Licence.

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