Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Festival Man

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THE FESTIVAL MAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Sheila Trafford RSCDS Book 48

1- 8 1s set, cross down RH to 2nd place opposite sides, set, turn LH ¾ to finish 1L between 2s, 1M between 3s, facing opposite sides
9-16 1L+2s, 1M+3s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across. Bar12 1s pass by Left to continue reels with other couples. 1s finish in middle 1L facing up, 1M facing down
17-20 1L+2L+3L also 1M+2M+3M dance RH across on own sides
21-24 1s dance out of end (1L up, 1M down) and cast to Right into 2nd place own sides while 2M+3M also 2L+3L set and change place RH on sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s set and rotate for 3 couples:
 set and rotate singly and chase 1 place clockwise, all change places RH with opposite person and chase clockwise to own sides

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

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This dance was devised by Sheila Trafford (RSCDS Newcastle Branch), for John Cass, founder and convener of the Newcastle Festival of Scottish Country Dancing.

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