Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Emerald Isle (Clindinning)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE EMERALD ISLE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Wesley Clindinning Canada's Irish Rover

1- 8 1s+2s+3s ½ turn 2H, face partner, pull back RSh and curve out to opposite sides. 1s+2s+3s cross RH to own side,1s end facing out
9-16 1s (taking hands where possible) dance Fig of 8 round 2s and 3s, 1s cast one place to face 1st corners while 2s nearer hands joined dance up and cast into 1st place
17-24 1s set and turn 1st and 2nd corners 2H ending between corners
25-28 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret 1 step twice
29-32 1s 1½ turn 2H to 2nd place while 2s turn RH and 3s turn LH

On second repeat 1s Turn&Cast to 4th place, 4s turn into 3rd place

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

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