Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

First Ray Of The Sun

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FIRST RAY OF THE SUN (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Zoltán Gräff A Reel Goulash (Budapest SCD)

1- 8 1L+2M set, cast and chase clockwise to change places and set while partners change places RH, set, cross back LH and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L
17-24 1M+2L set, cast and chase anticlockwise to change places and set while partners change places RH, set, cross back LH and set
25-32 2s+1s dance RH across, 2s+1s set and cross LH

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


First Ray Of The Sun 32 bar Jig for two couples in a four couple set by Zoltán Gräff 2002

1-8 1L and 2M set, chase clockwise to each other's place (both cast to start the chase pulling right shoulder back), set; meanwhile 1M and 2L cross RH, set, cross LH, set (holding hands on the sides when setting for the second time)
9-16 1C and 2C rights and lefts, 1L starts with 2L, 1M with 2M
17-24 1M and 2L set, chase anticlockwise to each other's place (both cast to start the chase pulling left shoulder back), set; meanwhile 1L and 2M cross RH, set, cross LH, set (holding hands on the sides when setting at the second time)
25-28 2C and 1C RH across
29-32 2C and 1C set, 2C and 1C cross LH

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Zoltán Gräff, 2002)


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Tune: any suitable Jig.

First Ray Of The Sun
The First Ray Of The Sun, Sutherland, Scotland


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Dance information from A Reel Goulash 1, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances (2011), reproduced here with kind permission of Zoltán Gräff.
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