Scottish Country Dance InstructionGALLAGHER'S RANT (J4x40) 4C set
1- 8 1M+3L cast 2 places (1M down, 3L up), meet in centre and turn LH to finish in each other's place
9-16 1L+3M repeat but turning RH
17-32 2M+4L repeat turning LH, then 2L+4M repeat turning RH
33-40 3s+4s and 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, 1s turn RH while 4s+3s+2s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides. 2341
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Collected and adapted by Chris Freemantle
Jig 4 x 40 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-4 1M cast two places WHILE 3L cast up two places, finishing 3L1M on the centre line of the set;
5-8 3L1M turn by the left, each finishing in the other's original place;
9-16 1L3M repeat bars 1-8 from their places (turning by the right);
17-24 2M4L repeat bars 1-8 from their places;
25-32 2L4M repeat bars 9-16 from their places;
33-36 3s4s (at top) 1s2s (at bottom) half rights and lefts;
37-40 4s3s2s half reels of 3 on their own sides (3s, going down, giving right shoulders to 2s to start) WHILE 1s turn by the right, finishing 2s3s4s1s.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
1-32 1s 4s cast only two places, not all the way to the other end.
1-32 3s always cast up, 2s always cast down, i.e., toward the more distant end.
33-36 Need to be awake.
37-40 Top 3 couples half reel.
-40 The new 1M and 3L must be awake ready for the repeat.
1-32 At each repeat, the same pairs cast, meet and turn.
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