Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Twelve 1314

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Twelve 1314
Adapted for 6 couples from the square set dance 1314 by John Drewry
Medley S/R   64/64 bars   6 Couple Repeat   6 Couple Set   Hexagonal Set

    1-8       All dance interlocking reels of 4 (pass partner by the right, second corner by the left, next all round by the right, second corner by the left and partner by the right, finishing in places;

    9-10     1s 3s 5s turn by the right into promenade hold WHILE 2s 4s 6s petronella turn;

  11-12     1s 3s 5s promenade clockwise two places, passing 1s between 2s, 3s between 4s, 5s between 6s WHILE 2s 4s 6s set;

  13-16     2s 4s 6s petronella turn to partners' places and cross WHILE 1s3s5s right hands across halfway, all finishing in places;

  17-24     repeat bars 9-16, 2s 4s 6s dancing as 1s 3s 5s;

  25-32     all 12 hands round and back;

  33-36     all set to and turn partners by the right;

  37-40     all set to and turn first corners by the left, finishing Mn facing in, Ls out;

  41-56     all Schiehallion reels for 6 couples:

    41-42   Mn cross giving left shoulders to opposite Ls' places WHILE Ls cast to partners' positions;

    43-44   Mn cast one place clockwise WHILE Ls cross to the positions vacated by their partners;

    45-56   repeat bars 41-44 from new positions three times, finishing 3s4s5s6s1s2s;

  57-58     all turn partners by the right;

  59-60     all turn first corners by the left;

  61-64     repeat bars 57-60, finishing 3s4s5s6s1s2s.


  65-120   Repeat bars 1-56 from new places in reel time;

121-124   all turn partners by the right;

125-128   all turn partners by the left, finishing 5s6s1s2s3s4s.

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

Dance Notes

This dance is so-named because it is an adaptation of John Drewry's 1314 for 6 couples (12 dancers) in a hexagonal set.

  41-56     Note that in this version of Schiehallion reels for 6 couples, the Mn start by crossing to the place being vacated by the L one place beyond second corner rather than second corner as in normal Schiehallion reels (for 4 couples); this means that all pass through their starting places after 12 bars and so, after the full 16 bars, have progressed two more places anticlockwise.

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Dance Information

1314 is the year of 'The Battle of Bannockburn' (24 June 1314), a notable and decisive victory of Robert Bruce over English forces in the Wars of Scottish Independence.
1314 Battle Site, Edinburgh Image
A Hay Meadow On The Site Of The Famous 1314 Battle Of Bannockburn

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