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The Drookit Mousie

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THE DROOKIT MOUSIE (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 6

1- 8 1M+2L set and cross RH while 1L+2M cross RH and set; Repeat
9-16 1s dance down nearer hands joined (2 bars) set, dance up and cast to 2nd place (2s step up 15-16)
17-24 1s+2s dance double figure of 8 (1s cross up to start)
25-32 1s+2s circle 4H round and back. 2 1

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

The Drookit Mousie
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 6: A Dozen Dances
6/8x32 bar Strathspey
2-couple dance in 3, 4 couple longways set

  1-8   DIAGONAL SET AND CROSS: 1st man and 2nd woman set, cross with right hands, set and cross back with right hands AS 1st woman and 2nd man cross with right hands, set, cross back with right hands and set;

  9-16 DOWN, SET, UP AND CAST: 1st couple dance down the middle nearer hands joined (2 bars), set, dance up nearer hands joined and cast to 2nd place (2nd couple step up on bars 15-16);

17-24 FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dance a figure of 8 around 2nd couple (more advanced dancers can make this a double figure of 8: 2nd couple start by casting down);

25-32 CIRCLE AND BACK: 2nd and 1st couples circle and back.

Repeat from 2nd place.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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Drookit is a Scottish Slang Word for extremely wet, drenched, soaked through.

Mousie (or mousy) is the Diminutive for Mouse.

Drookit Mousie
"Mouse Water" Is A Tributary Of The River Clyde In Scotland

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