Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bill Forbes' Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Bill Forbes' Rant
Lewis N Derrick
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   1s 2s turn ¾ by the right, finishing 1L1M2L2M on the centre line;

  3-6   1L1M2L2M half reel of 4, finishing 2M2L1M1L, facing partners on the centre line;

  7-8   2s 1s turn by the right, 2s finishing in 1st place, 1s facing second corners;

  9-16 turn corner, partner, corner, partner, in reverse, 1s finishing in 2nd place on own sides:

  9-10 1s turn second corners by the left;

11-12 1s turn by the right 1¼ times to finish facing first corners;

13-14 1s turn first corners by the left;

15-16 1s turn by the right, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;

17-24 1s 3s repeat bars 1-8, 3s finishing in 2nd place, 1s in 3rd;

25-32 2s3s1s 6 hands round to the left and back.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  3-6   The phrasing is counter-intuitive; be careful to take the full 4 bars for the half reel.

    -16 1s finish in the side lines.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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