Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


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MOONSHINE (S3x32) 3C set Biddy Fawdry Birmingham Book 2004

1- 8 1s+2s set and 1s cross down to 2nd place as 2s step up, 1s turn 3s (1M+3L RH, 1L+3M LH)
9-16 1s dance Reels of 3 on sides, 1s start by facing up and out and crossing to own side on bars 11-12 ending in 2nd place
17-24 1s and 3s dance Chain Progression:-
' 17-18 1s and 3s ¾ turn RH
' 19-22 1M+3L turn LH 1½ times while partners chase clockwise ½ way
' 23-24 3s and 1s ¾ turn RH to end on sides in order 3 1
25-32 2s+3s+1s set and all turn RH I¼ times, all petronella turn to own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance Moonrakers by E Nelson.

Moonshine is a high-proof distilled spirit, generally produced illicitly. The word is believed to derive from the term "moonrakers" used for early English smugglers and the clandestine (i.e., by the light of the moon) nature of the operations of illegal Appalachian distillers who produced and distributed whiskey.

Moonshine Image
The Moonshine Man Of Kentucky - Around 1877

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