Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Pig Farmer's Wife

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PIG FARMER'S WIFE (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Holly Boyd

1- 8 1s+2s Set+Link, 1M casts up and dances down and Twirls to face 1st corners as 1L crosses and casts up then curves round to face 1st corner
9-24 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:-
' 1s change places RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd corners
' 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s and 1s end passing LH and pivoting left into BtoB position (1L facing up and 1M down)
25-28 2s+1s+3s set (as in Double Triangles but up/down) 1s pas-de-basque out and turn Rt about to face in while 2s and 3s pas-de-basque in and turn Rt about to face out (up/down)
29-32 2s+1s+3s set (Inverted Double Triangle formation) 1s pas-de-basque in while 2s+3s pas-de-basque out all turning R about and 1s end nearer hands joined facing up on own sides
33-40 1s dance reflection reels (1s dance up between 2s to start) and all end 213

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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