Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gibson's Large And Gibson's Small

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Gibson's Large And Gibson's Small (M-(S16+R16)) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1981

1-2 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples join hands on the sidelines and set
3-4 The 1st couple cast off one place on their own sides, the 2nd couple step up
5-8 The 1st couple, giving nearer hands, dance down between the 3rd couple and cast up one place on their own sides, dancing in to end back to back facing their first corners
9-16 Giving right shoulder to corners to begin, the 1st couple dance a diagonal reel of four with their first corners. On bars 15-16 the 1st couple dance round one another by the left shoulder to face their second corners and all clap twice
Reel
17-24 Giving right shoulder to corners to begin, the 1st couple dance a diagonal reel of four with their second corners. On bars 23-24 the 1st couple dance round one another by the left shoulder to end back to back in the centre facing own sides
25-32 The 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance double triangles, ending 213 on own sides

Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, Gibson's Large And Gibson's Small, was devised for assorted Belfast Gibsons.

Suggested tune: Any strathspey/reel medley.

Devised August 1981 and revised (bars 5-8) December 1986; first published 1987; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1981, 1986, 1987, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 1, The McGhie's Fancy and Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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