Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Come Ashore, Jolly Tar

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

COME ASHORE, JOLLY TAR (R8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 7
1s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s dance R&L (RH on sides to start)
9-16 1s+2s set to partners twice and turn 2H
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back to places
25-32 1s+2s set twice facing up/down dance, 1s turn opposite dancer 2H 1½ times to end 2nd place opposite sides

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


Dance Notes

On bar 64 new top couple crosses to opposite sides as original 1s at bottom cross to own sides.

(Dance notes by Charles Upton and his successors)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

Come Ashore, Jolly Tar - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

There is also a step dance devised by Derek Haynes by the same name Come Ashore, Jolly Tar - Highland Dance Video published in the second volume of the RSCDS St. Andrew's Collection of Step Dances.

Not only was Derek an excellent Scottish country dancer and step dancer, and teacher of both, he was also a deviser of many Scottish country dances.



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