Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Coleraine Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Coleraine Rant 32 bar Reel for 2 couples Rod Downey The Golden Bear Collection
A 32 bar reel for 2C in a 4C set.

1-2 First couple set.
3-6 First couple dance a half figure of eight crossing down giving hands between second couple finishing in partner's place.
7-8 First couple set.
9-10 Second couple set.
11-14 Second couple dance a half figure of eight giving hands crossing up between first couple finishing in partner's place.
15-16 Taking hands first and second couple set on the sides.
17-24 Second couple followed by first dance down the middle with nearer hands, with men dancing below partners so that the ladies dance under partner's arm on bar 4, and then first couple followed by second couple dance back to the top, still with nearer hands, staying in the middle, ready for...
25-32 First and second couple dance a poussette.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)

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This reel, The Coleraine Rant, was devised on 12th March 2019. This is a beginner's dance for poussette, and emphasising pas de Basque.

It was devised for an Irish-themed St Patrick's night, as an interesting easy dance; and hence lots of partner contact.

Te Mata Coleraine is one of the great wines of New Zealand, and perhaps the world. Its name is derived from the fact that original winemaker John Buck's grandfather was born in County Coleraine in Northern Ireland, and this name is maintained through the family home and the wine.

Suggested music is the CD of Irish Reels by the Sound Company, and with musicians make sure the "Tam Lin" and "The Reconciliation" are both included.

(Dance information from The Golden Bear Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.)

Te Mata Estate is an independent, family-owned Hawke's Bay winery and New Zealand's oldest, in continuous operation since 1895.

The winery produces everything on-premises at their Havelock Hills site near Havelock North, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Napier. Established in the late 19th century by the Chambers family, the winery and original vineyards were the first to be heritage-protected, and is one of New Zealand's most highly regarded wineries.

The winery and vineyards are run by the Buck family: John Buck CNZM OBE, a former chairman of the Wine Institute of New Zealand and member of the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame, as well as his three sons Jonathan, Nick and Tobias.

Te Mata's flagship Coleraine wine is regarded by many as New Zealand's finest red wine, and is named after the Buck family's ancestral hometown in Northern Ireland. Te Mata Estate relies on its long-term senior management staff, a permanent vineyard crew and a team of hand-pickers led by senior viticulturist Larry Morgan, and the winemaking team has been led for over 30 years by Technical Director Peter Cowley.

Te Mata Estate is especially notable because it has hand-harvested grapes from its own vineyards and produced, blended and labelled small-batch premium wines entirely on site in the original winery buildings since 1895.

New Zealand's first legally protected wine-growing area, the Te Mata Special Character Zone in the Havelock Hills, was established by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council in 1996, recognized and conserved on the basis of its unique wine-growing heritage value.

Coleraine Wine 1909 international wine challenge diploma
1909 International Wine Challenge Diploma

Published in The Golden Bear Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.
Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Te Mata Estate article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright (cropped) Kindofastudent [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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