Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rare Bird

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RARE BIRD (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 5
2 Ch - 1M and 3M stand as 1L and 3L cross down to 2M/4M place who cross over to partner's place as 2L/4L step up (Ladies on right of partners)

1- 8 1M+2M also 3M+4M ¾ turn RH and dance RSh round partner to places, 1L+2L also 3L+4L repeat LSh
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s set and circle 4H round to left ½ way, set and petronella in tandem. (1)2(3)4
17-24 1s and 4s Set+Link twice and end on sides while 2s+3s Set+Link with partner rotating to face partner then Set and Rotate with other partner to end (1)3(2)4
25-32 3s and 1s dance out between end couples and cast back to place, all set and Men cast 1 place clockwise as Ladies cross to end 3s+4s M side and 1s+3s L side

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



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