Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Playford's Ceilidh

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PLAYFORD'S CEILIDH (R88) 3C set Veronica Hughes Ruby Annivsary Collection

1-12 All dance Grand Chain 2 steps and set to next dancer, repeat twice ending in original places
13-16 All turn partners RH
17-40 The Ladies dance The Sheep's Head Hey:-
' All Ladies dance up and across the top of the set and weave down the Men's line
' As 1L dances in front of 3rd man, 3L (passing between 2M and 3M) turns up behind 2M to become leader (3,1,2) and leads back to top
' 3L leads down Men's line weaving and as 2L reaches the gap between 2M and 3M she turns up behind 2M and leads back to top (2,1,3)
' 2L leads down Men's line weaving and as 1L reaches the gap between 2M and 3M she turns up behind 2M and leads back to top (1,2,3)
' Then 1L leads the line down behind Men and back to top on own side
41-48 All circle (slip step) left and back
49-72 Men dance The Sheep's Head Hey (same pattern through Ladies)
73-80 All set advancing and petronella turn to next place anticlockwise, set advancing and petronella turn to next place anticlockwise
81-88 All set and turn to right, all chase to original places and turn partners RH

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


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