Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The White And Purple Heather Jig (Anon)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WHITE AND PURPLE HEATHER JIG (J8x40) 4C set

1- 8 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to 4th place, dance up and cast back into places
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set+Link, 2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H round to left
17-24 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance the Knot with 1s ending between 2s
25-32 1s dance the Spurtle:-
' 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 2s and turn partner RH to face 3s, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3s and turn partner RH to face 4s
33-40 1s dance ½ reel with 4s and turn RH to 4th place opposite sides, all set and cross RH 1s ending in 4th place

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance White And Purple Heather Jig (Cosh) variation to White Heather by James B. Cosh.
White And Purple Heather Image
White And Purple Heather In Bloom Above Ballaterach, Scotland


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