Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Weird Sisters

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Weird Sisters by Sue McKinnell 3x32 Reel for 3C (Triangular Dance)
Partners end facing after the bow and curtsey.

1-4 All turn petronella to end with the women back-to-back in the center facing partners. All set.
5-8 Women dance RH across once round to end facing CW taking nearer hands with partners. (Couples form spokes of a wheel, but women have dropped right hands in the center.)
9-12 All set and link with partners to end with the men with RH joined in the center. (Women remain in position as if they were still forming spokes in a wheel, ready for...)
13-16 Men dance RH across once round to end facing CW taking nearer hands with partners. (Couples form spokes of a wheel, but men have dropped right hands in the center.)
17-20 All set and link with partners to end with women taking RH in the center and nearer hands with partners.
21-24 All advance two positions around the set, dancing in a wheel, and end women back-to-back in the center facing partners. Order is 2, 3, 1.
25-28 All turn petronella to the sides, ending facing partners and in partners' places. All set.
29-32 All turn partners 1½ to place. Order is 2, 3, 1.
Repeat 3 times.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Oct 2006)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is Fire in the Rye from Jig for Joy by The Music Makars.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Hallowe'en fell on our regular dance night in 2006 and we planned a party that night. Also, I am a great fan of Shakespeare and enjoy "The Scottish Play" a great deal. The title of this dance comes from a reference to the three witches in that play ("Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble.")

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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