Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cooper's Wife (Will)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE COOPER'S WIFE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) George Will Bridge of Earn Collection

1- 8 1s and 2s dance Chain Progression:-
' 1s+2s ¾ turn RH, 1M+2L turn LH 1½ times as partners chase clockwise ½ way, 2s+1s turn RH to end on sides in order 2 1
9-16 1M casts up 1 place while 1L casts down 1 place, 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Cooper's Wife (Mitchell) by John W Mitchell.

Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes wooden barrels.

Barrel Making - Information Video

A Cooper At Work but no wife Image
A Cooper At Work

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