Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fergus And His Ladies

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FERGUS AND HIS LADIES (J3x40) 3C set Kathy Jorgensen Pandemic Set Of Dances
No hands are given throughout the dance

1- 4 Men dance around partner LSh into middle of set facing down
5- 8 Ladies move in behind their partners and all dance down the middle in a single line (3s leading)
9-12 Ladies pull back RSh to turn to Men's side while Men pull back LSh turn to ladies' side. 1s leading, all dance up the middle, side by side with partner (Lady on Man's left) to opposite sides
13-16 1M and 1L dance RSh round each other 1½ times to own sides
17-32 All dance Sheeps Head Hey:
   1M followed by 2L+3L dances across the top of the set, behind 1L to weave down through 2M and 3M and back up. When 3L dances below 2M, she dances back up the line leading 1M and 2L. When 2L dances up around 2M, she continues back down line, leading 3L and 1M below 2M, behind 3M across the set and up the Men's side in order 2L 3L 1M
33-40 All Adv&Ret; 1L casts to 3rd place while 2L and 3L dance across to their own side while 2M and 3M dance diagonally up to their own side, all pulling back RSh to face partner. All set. 231

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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