Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Arthur Or Martha

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ARTHUR OR MARTHA (S4x32) 4C Set Pat Charlton Counting Sheep

1- 8 1s and 4s set, 1L followed by 1M and 4M followed by 4L chase clockwise ½ round, 1L casts up to 3rd place Men's side as 1M dances up middle to 3rd place Ladies' side while 4M+4L dance similar to end in 2nd place opposite sides (2s/3s step down/up 7-8). 2(4)(1)3
9-16 4s+1s dance Mixed Chain (as Ladies' Chain but 4M+1L cross RH and turn Lady/Man on sides)
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across; 4s+1s dance LH across. 2(4)(1)3

Repeat 3 more times from new positions to end in original places

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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