Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Annette Musker's Hornpipe

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Annette Musker's Hornpipe (H4x32) 4C set Lewis N Derrick 2020

1–8 All four couples dance eight hands round and back
9–16 The 1st and 4th couples dance the half reel progression to end 4231 on own sidelines, the 4th and 3rd couples facing down and the 2nd and 1st couples facing up
17–24 Starting with left hands on the sidelines, the 4th and 2nd couples and the 3rd and 1st couples dance rights and lefts turning in after the last right-hand cross to end on own sides in the middle facing partners
25–32 The 4th and 2nd couples and the 3rd and 1st couples dance a pousette to end 2413

Repeat three more times from new positions each time

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Dance Notes

The half reel progression:
1–2 The 1st and 4th couples turn partners three quarters round by the right hand to end in a line in the middle of the set (men facing up, women facing down).
3–6 The 1st and 4th couples dance half a right-shoulder reel of four up and down the set (ending with the women facing up and the men facing down).
7–8 The 4th and 1st couples turn partners three quarters round by the right hand to end on own sidelines having changed places.

Dance Information

This dance, Annette Musker's Hornpipe, was devised by Lewis Derrick for Annette Musker.

Suggested tune: Albert's Hornpipe.

Devised 2020, first published electronically 2020.

Copyright 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #25, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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