The Bees They Are A'Drummin'
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE BEES THEY ARE A'DRUMMIN' (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Amanda Peart Sunday Class Book 2
1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up), meet in centre and turn 3s (1M+3L LH and 1L+3M RH) finishing in centre facing up. 2(1)3
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reflection (mirror) reels of 3 on sides (1s up, 2s out/down, 3s out/up)
17-24 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and dance ½ reels of 3 across (1L+2s and 1M+3s, 1s passing 1st corner LSh). Finish all on opposite sides. (2)(1)(3)
25-32 2s+1s+3s advance and retire. 2s+1s+3s ½ turn partner RH, pull back RSh and dance out to own sides. 213
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosThe Bees They Are A'Drummin' - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis reel, The Bees They Are A'Drummin', was devised by Amanda Peart for Chris Rea to mark his 10 years' of service as Secretary, Treasurer and committee member of Peterborough And District RSCDS Branch.
Chris kept bees and also drummed with the Peterborough Pipe Band.
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