1- 8 All circle 8H ½ way round to Left. All set and cross RH
9-16 Repeat Bars 1-8 finishing in Allemande hold, 1s+2s face up, 3s+4s face down
17-24 Interlocking Allemandes: Bars 19-20 1s and 4s pass on sides then complete Allemandes to finish 2(4)1(3)
25-32 4s+1s dance RH across. 4s and 1s dance ½ Figs 8 (4s up round 2s, 1s down round 3s) 24(1)(3)
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
3s 4s cross on second chord.
1-4 All 8 hands round to the left halfway;
5-8 all set and cross by the right;
9-16 all repeat bars 1-8, finishing on the centre line in allemande hold, 1s 2s facing up, 3s 4s down;
17-24 1s2s 3s4s interlocking allemandes, 2s dancing allemande for 2 couples, 3s inverted allemande for 2 couples, throughout:
17-19 1s dance bars 1-3 of allemande for 2 couples, 4s of inverted allemande for 2 couples;
20-21 1s 4s dance bars 4-5 of their allemande, extending the travel on the side to pass by the left;
22-24 4s (in 2nd place), 1s (in 3rd), complete their allemande, all finishing 2s4s1s3s, 4s 3s on opposite sides;
25-28 4s1s right hands across;
29-32 4s cross up, 1s down into half figures of 8 across, finishing 2s4s1s3s, 1s 3s on opposite sides.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
The dance was devised in 1997 to celebrate Alister's 80th birthday, hence the 8s and 0s in the formations. It is usually danced to The Hills of Lorne to reflect the area in which he grew up.
Tadley is a town and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire.
During the 1950s and 1960s, the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE), now known as AWE, became the area's largest employer and a large number of houses were built during this period to accommodate AWRE workers. The Tadley Scottish Country Dancers currently (2017) dance at the establishment's (now AWE) Recreational Society.
A local legend dating from the late 19th century claims that there were treacle mines located in the village, and until well into the 20th century the locals were referred to as "Tadley Treacle Miners". Tadley holds an annual "Treacle Fair" in honour of this legend in early June.
In another North Hampshire legend it was believed that Tadley houses had no doors, hence the remonstration, "Do you come from Tadley?", to anyone who failed to close the door on entering.