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Quarries' Jig

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QUARRIES' JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Kent W Smith RSCDS Book 36

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance round 1st corners passing corners LSh
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (1st Man with 2s and 1st Lady with 3s), 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
17-18 Centre dancers change with 1st corners RH while 2nd corners set
19-20 1st corners (in centre) change places LH while new 1st and 2nd corners dance clockwise round to next corner place
21-24 Repeat the Fig in bars 17-20 from new places
25-32 Repeat 17-20 from new places, 1s end by turning LH to 2nd place on opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set on sides and 1s cross back RH

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


Quarries' Jig
Kent W Smith   RSCDS Book 36
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s set and cast;

  5-8   1s half figures of 8 round first corners;

  9-16 2M1M2L 3M1L3L reels of 3 across, 1s finishing by turning by the left to face first corners;

17-18 1M3L 2M1L cross by the right (on first corners diagonal) WHILE second corners set;

19-20 1s and second corners chase one place clockwise round the set WHILE first corners cross by the left in the centre;

21-24 repeat bars 17-20 from the same positions (with different dancers);

25-28 repeat bars 17-20 again, 1s finishing in 2nd place on opposite sides;

29-30 2s1s3s set on the sides;

31-32 1s cross to own sides.

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


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