Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Fortypence Wood

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FORTYPENCE WOOD (R4x32) 4C set A Routledge Cleveland Collection

1- 8 1s and 4s cast in 1 place, pass partner LSh to BtoB position facing 2s/3s, set and change places RH with 2s/3s
9-16 2s+3s dance LH across and end BtoB facing 1s/4s, all set and ½ turn 1s/4s who end BtoB between 2s/3s
17-24 All dance reels of 4 across ending with 1s and 4s in centre facing down
25-32 4s cross down and cast up to 2nd place as 1s lead down and cross into 4th place, 1s+3s set on sides and change place (RH on M side, LH on L) 2413

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

Dance Information

This reel, Fortypence Wood, is part of the Cleveland Collection.
Cleveland was an area in the north east of England. Its name means literally "cliff-land", referring to its hilly southern areas, which rise to nearly 1,500 ft (460 m).
Fortypence Wood is just to the west of Guisborough, Cleveland, to the north of the north York moors.

Fortypence Wood
Fortypence Wood.
Looking In A North-Westerly Direction From Slapewath

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