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Mrs Stewart Of Fasnacloich

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MRS STEWART OF FASNACLOICH (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Golden Jubilee Dances

1- 8 1s and 2s Petronella turn into centre and set, ¾ turn partner RH and 1s+2s dance ½ RH across (1s end in 2nd place own sides)
9-16 1s cross RH to 3rd place opposite sides to dance reel of 3 with 2s+3s (2s+3s start RSh on Ladies' side and LSh on Men's side) end facing 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners, turn LH for ½ LSh reel with 1st corners passing LSh to end BtoB in centre (1M face up 1L down)
25-32 1s circle 3H round to left (Man with 3s and Lady with 2s), 1s drop LH and open up to circle 6H round to left ½ way and all set. 213

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


Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich
RSCDS   Golden Jubilee Dances
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s 2s quarter petronella;

  5-6   1s 2s turn ¾ by the right, retaining hold;

  7-8   1s2s right hands across halfway;

  9-16 1s retain hold and cross down into mirror reels of three on opposite sides, 1L giving right shoulder to 3M, 1M left to 3L, 1s finishing facing 2nd corners;

17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners and turn ¾ by the left to finish facing 1st corners;

21-24 reverse half diagonal reel of 4 (1s passing 1st corners by the left at the ends and corners passing each other by the right in the middle), finishing 1M facing up, 1L down, back to back on the centre line;

25-27 3s1M (at top) 1L2s (at bottom) 3 hands round to the left, 1M3L 1L2M releasing left hands to finish;

28-30 3s1s2s 6 hands round to the left halfway, finishing 2s1s3s on own sides;

31-32 2s1s3s set.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  9-16 3s must move up and out quickly to start; 2s cast.

    -20 1s must be careful not to turn too far.


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Dance Information

Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich and Miss Jean Milligan were the founders of the Scottish Country Dance Society.
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Fasnacloich Lies In Glen Creran, Above The Head Of Loch Creran


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