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The Fireside Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FIRESIDE STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8 1s+2s dance Tournée:-
' 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 3rd corner (pstn) while 2s+3s chase clockwise ½ way
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners, turn LH and dance ½ reel with 4th corners and end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Fireside Image
Around The Fireside c.1884


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