Farewell To The Highlands (Derrick)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionFarewell To The Highlands (Derrick) (S3x32) 3C set Lewis N Derrick 2023
1-8 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples set twice to partners using the Glasgow Highlanders setting step
9-16 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance mirror reels of three on own sidelines giving nearer hands whenever possible, to begin 1st couple dance in and down, 2nd couple out and up, 3rd couple in and up
17-20 Giving right hands, the 1st couple cross over and cast off one place on opposite sides, the 2nd couple step up on bars 19-20
21-24 Giving left hands, the 1st couple cross over and cast off one place on own sides, the 3rd couple step up on bars 23-24, ending 231 all on own sidelines
25-32 The 3rd and 1st couples dance rights and lefts
Repeat twice more with a new top couple each time
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2023)
Dance InformationAlso see the dance Farewell To The Highlands (Davis) by Alan Davis.
The title of this dance, Farewell To The Highlands, comes from the My Heart's In The Highlands - Poem written by Robert Burns in 1789.
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.
This was devised by Lewis Derrick with reference to My Heart's in the Highlands (Robert Burns, 1789).
Suggested tune: Doon the Burn Davie Lad.
Devised 1992, first published electronically 2023.
Copyright 1992, 2023, Lewis N. Derrick.
(Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #57, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick)
Beinn An Dòthaidh (1004m) In The Morning Sun. Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Published in The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets, Collection 6, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.
Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original My Heart's In The Highlands article on Wikisource.
Image copyright Michal Klajban [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.