Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Fiddler's Wife

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THE FIDDLER'S WIFE (S8X32) 3C (4C set) Barbara Anglin 2009, Blackie Dances, 2011.

1- 8 1s Set&Cast one place (2s step up), dance half Figs of 8 round 2s
9-16 2s+1s dance Ladies chain
17-24 1s dance half Fig of 8 round 3s, 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH to finish facing up in promenade hold
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance promenade

(MISC. CRIB)


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Dance Information

The title of this dance, The Fiddler's Wife, comes from My Love She's But A Lassie Yet - Poem written by Robert Burns in 1798 and sung to the tune Lady Bandinscoth's Reel.

We're a' dry wi' drinking o't,
We're a' dry wi' drinking o't,
The minister kiss'd the fiddler's wife,
And cou'ldna preach for thinking o't.

This is an old song, which received some touches from Burns for Johnson's Museum.

The My Love She's But A Lassie Yet Song - Information Video

My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
My Love She's But A Lassie Yet, From Garland Of Scotia Page 96, Printed Music, c. 1841


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