Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sleepy Maggie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SLEEPY MAGGIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alexander Bowman RSCDS Book 11

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s set and cast 1 place
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across and LH back (1s end facing 1st corners)
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to places

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


Sleepy Maggie
A Bowman   RSCDS Book 11
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s2s 4 hands round to the left;

  5-8   1s set and cast one place;

  9-12 1s3s right hands across;

13-16 1s3s left hands across;

17-20 1s set and turn first corners with both hands;

21-24 1s set and turn second corners with both hands;

25-30 2s1s3s reels of 3 on sides (starting left shoulder to first corners);

31-32 1s cross by the right.

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


Dance Notes

  1-32 All rather fast and furious.

    -16 At the end of the left hands across, it's awkward for 1M to get to his 1st corner.

25-30 6-bar reels.

    -32 After crossing by the right at the end of the first time through, 1s change to nearer hand hold ready for 4 hands round on bar 1 of their second time through.


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