Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Blackford Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BLACKFORD JIG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Evelyn Ramwell Kirkbrae Collection 1

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back, cast to 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Lady round 2s and Man down round 3s), turn to face 1st corner and turn corner LH (4 bar turn) 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corner to start (end facing 2nd corners)
25-32 1s turn 2nd corners RH (4 bar turn) and dance ½ Figs of 8 (Man up round 2s and Lady down round 3s)
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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