Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bamfad

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BAMFAD (Peutherer's Garrett) (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Brockbank

1- 8 1s lead down for 2 steps, ½ turn RH, lead up, cross and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s ½ reel of 3 across (Lady up and Man down passing 1st corner LSh) into ½ reels of 3 on sides (end 312 on opposite sides 3s facing down and 2s up)
17-24 2s and 3s advance and retire (up/down) while 1s cast to right to end between 2s/3s, 1s+2s+3s change places with person facing and set
25-32 2s and 3s advance and retire (across set) while 1s cast to right to 2nd place opposite side, 2s+1s+3s cross RH and set

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This reel, The Bamfad, was devised by Ian Brockbank in 1999 to celebrate the first wedding anniversary of two dancers (Brian Peutherer and Marion Garrett) who missed out on having a dance compiled for their wedding the previous May.

BAMFAD stands for Brian And Marion's First Anniversary Dance.

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