Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Fruit-Cake (Drewry)

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THE FRUIT-CAKE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 3

1- 8 2s dance RH across with 1s/3s (Lady up, Man down), 1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way to change places
9-16 2s dance LH across with 3s/1s (Man up, Lady down), 3s+1s chase anticlockwise ½ way back to places
17-24 1s turn 2s on sides LH 1½ times, turn 3s RH (once when in 2nd place and 1½ times when in 3rd place)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance Fruit Cake (Charlton) by Pat Charlton.

In 1999 the deviser was interviewed at St Andrews for the London RSCDS branch magazine The Reel by Rosalind Zuridis.

John Drewry brought along to the interview a fruitcake that he had baked, and the cake was mentioned in the interview. This jig, The Fruit-Cake (Drewry), was devised and dedicated to the occasion.

A fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (optionally) soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated. Fruit-Cakes are often served in celebration of weddings and Christmas.

Fruit-Cake Image
Traditional Fruit-Cake

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Text from this original Fruitcake article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Stu Spivack.

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