Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Friends From Overseas

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Friends From Overseas by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Jig for 3C

1-4 1C set to each other, then lead down to 2nd place; 2C step up on bars 3 and 4.
5-8 1C and 3C dance RH across.
9-12 1W cast up behind 2W and dance in the top of the dance, WHILE 1M dance up the middle of the dance and cast behind 2M.
13-16 2C and 1C dance LH across.
17-24 Reels of 3 on the sides, 1W give RS to 3W, 1M give RS to 3M; 1C end facing 1st corners. (As 1W dances in the top, she should curve to the left to approach 1M as if she were dancing in from the side in 2nd place. As 1W and 1M approach each other they pass LS to end facing 1st corners.)
25-32 Hello-goodbye setting to corners; 1C end in 2nd place on own sides.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Dec 2000)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This jig, Friends From Overseas, was written in honor of Maureen and Andrew Pettigrew, who came over from Scotland and brought much fun and a love of Scottish Country Dancing to the Silk and Thistle class.

Suggested music is Set of Jigs, Jig for Jed, Pomander Jig, Throopmuir Croft, and Gordon's Jig from Neil Barron's Music for Scottish Country Dancing.

Leonardo Nierman's Flame of Friendship, San Diego, California

Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.
Image copyright takomabibelot [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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