The Diamond Celebration (Willitt)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE DIAMOND CELEBRATION (S4x40) 4C set E Willitt Bishops Stortford Caledonian Scy
1- 8 1s and 3s dance Inveran reels with 2s (1s cross down with 3s dancing in and crossing up)
9-16 1s lead down to 4th place as 2s+3s+4s set and dance up 1 place, 2s+3s also 4s+1s circle left
17-24 2s and 4s dance Inveran reels with 3s (2s cross down with 4s dancing in and crossing up)
25-32 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (2s cross down and 1s cross up to start)
33-40 All circle 8H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
THE DIAMOND CELEBRATION Strathspey 4x40.
1-8 First 3 couples dance Inveran reels (To start 1st couple cross down, 2nd couple dance up, 3rd couple dance in and cross up)
i.e. 1st and 2nd men with 3rd lady dance through 1st man's and 3rd Lady's places while 1st and 2nd ladies with 3rd man dance through 1st lady's and 3rd man's places.
9-12 1st couple dance down to 4th place while 2nd 3rd 4th couple set and dance up 1 place.
13-16 2nd with 3rd and 4th with 1st couple circle to the left
17-24 2nd, 3rd, 4th couple dance inveran reels as bars 1-8.
25-32 Double figures of eight. 2nd with 3rd and 4th with 1st couple
(To start 2nd couple cross down, 3rd couple dance up while 1st couple cross up and 4th couple dance down)
33-40 Circle eight hands round and back.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, E Willitt, Bishops Stortford Caledonian Society, January 2007)
Dance InformationAlso see the dance Diamond Celebration (Cook) by Isobel Cook.
Also see the dance The Diamond Celebration (Tucker) by D Tucker.
This strathspey, Diamond Celebration, was written to mark the Diamond Wedding (60th) of HM Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in November 2007 and coincidentally the diamond celebration of the Bishops Stortford Caledonian Society. It is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.
The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Diamond' is the 60th.
Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.
|1st Cotton||11th Scent||30th Pearl|
|2nd Paper||12th Silk and Fine Linen||35th Coral|
|3rd Leather||13th Barometer||40th Ruby|
|4th Fruit and Flower||14th Clock||45th Sapphire|
|5th Wooden||15th Crystal||50th Gold|
|6th Sugar||16th Holloware||55th Emerald|
|7th Woollen||18th Coloured Gems||60th Diamond|
|8th Salt, Pottery||19th Furniture||65th Blue Sapphire|
|9th Copper||20th China||70th Platinum|
|10th Tin, coal||25th Silver||75th Diamond|
HM Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip - 2007
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