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Seton's Ceilidh Band

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SETON'S CEILIDH BAND (J4x64) 4C set Bruce Fordyce Morison's Bush Collection

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, lead down between 3s and cast down behind 4s
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides beginning by dancing up between 4s
17-24 1s cross RH and cast up 1 place, lead up between 3s and cast up behind 2s
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides beginning by dancing down between 2s
33-40 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place to give RH to partner and LH to 1st corners, Balance-in-Line and turn partner RH to give LH to 2nd corners
41-48 Balance-in-Line and 1s dance out and cast down behind 3s, lead up to top crossing to 1st place own sides
49-60 1L+2L and 1M+2M change places RH on sides and 2s+1s cross over LH, repeat with 3s and 4s until reaching the bottom of the set
61-64 All turn RH 1½ times

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


Seton's Ceilidh Band
Bruce Fordyce   Morison's Bush Collection
Jig   4 x 64 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s cross and cast around 2s;

  5-8   1s meet, take nearer hands, lead down between 3s and cast around 4s;

  9-16 3s4s1s reels of 3 on sides, 1s (on opposite sides) taking nearer hands and leading up to start;

17-20 1s cross and cast up around 4s;

21-24 1s meet, take nearer hands, lead up between 3s and cast up around 2s to place;

25-32 1s2s3s reels of 3 on own sides, 1s taking nearer hands and leading down to start;

33-36 1s cross by the right and cast, finishing in balance position with first corners;

37-38 1s balance with first corners;

39-40 1s turn by the right halfway, finishing in balance position with second corners;

41-42 1s balance with second corners;

43-44 1s cast (on opposite sides) and meet below 3s;

45-48 1s take right hands and cross up to places, finishing facing down;

49-52 1s2s cross by the right on the sides, 2s 1s cross by the left;

53-56 1s3s cross by the right on the sides, 3s 1s cross by the left;

57-60 1s4s cross by the right on the sides, 4s 1s cross by the left;

61-64 all turn by the right 1½ times, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

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


Dance Notes

  1-8   This is an exercise in stepping up.

  3-4   2s step up.

  5-6   3s step up.

  7-8   4s step up.

  9-16 Quite sedate. Take nearer hands briefly at every opportunity in this reel.

17-24 This is an exercise in stepping down.

19-20 4s step down.

21-22 3s step down.

23-24 2s step down.

25-32 Quite sedate. Take nearer hands briefly at every opportunity in this reel.

33-48 Another exercise in stepping up/down.

35-36 2s step up.

45-46 2s step down, finishing facing up.

49-60 These half rights and lefts start on the sides.

61-64 An opportunity for a birl (but perhaps not for 2s in the first three repeats because they have to be the dancing couple immediately afterwards).


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