Father Connelly's Jig
Scottish Country Dance InstructionFATHER CONNELLY'S JIG (J4x64) 4C set John Drewry Donside Book
1- 8 1s+2s set and rotate:
Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides. 2134
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal R&L with 1st corners while 2nd corners set and change places diagonally RH, 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M up, 1L down). (2)(1)(3)4
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal R&L with 3rd corner (position) while 2nd corners (position) set and change places diagonally, 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on own sides (1M down, 1L up). 2134
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across Lady with 2s and Man with 3s (LSh to 1st corner)
33-40 1s cross down between 3s, 1L casts up round 3M and 1M casts down round 4L, 1s change places LH in centre and cast to 3rd place own sides. 2314
41-56 3s+1s+4s (bottom 3 couples) repeat bars 9-24. 2314
57-64 All (or bottom 3 couples only) circle 8(6)Hands round and back. 1s step down to end 2341
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
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Dance InformationThis dance was devised by John Drewry to fit the tune Father Connelly's Jig written by John Mason, a lawyer from Troon in Ayrshire who largely created The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.
When John was asked to devise a dance to fit the tune, he amalgamated two 32 bar dances he had previously devised.
Additional search terms: Conellys, Connelys, Connellies, Conellies, Connelies, Connolly, Connollies.