Glasgow City Strathspey
Scottish Country Dance InstructionGLASGOW CITY STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Anne Thorn Glasgow 100th Anniversary
1- 8 1s+2s dance the Knot. 1s finish facing 1st corners
9-12 1s set to 1st corners and dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in and turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s and 1st corner person set, 1st corners dance RSh round each other into diagonally opposite corners while 1s dance in and pivot to right to face 2nd corner positions
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners and pass RSh to finish in 2nd place on opposite sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance clockwise ½ way round set, all 2H turn. 213
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Glasgow City Strathspey Devised by Anne Thorn Glasgow 100th Anniversary Number 5
32-bar strathspey for three couples in a four-couple longwise set
1 - 8 1st and 2nd couples dance the knot. 1st couple finish facing first corners.
9 - 12 1st couple and first corners set, 1st couple pulling back by the right, dance around each other and out to partner's first corner position. At the same time, first corners dance towards each other and, pulling back by the right, finish back to back in the middle facing own places.
13 - 16 1st couple and first corners set, and first corners, pulling back by the right, dance around each other and out to finish in opposite corner's position. At the same time, 1st couple dance towards each other and, pulling back by the right, finish back to back in the middle facing second corners.
17 - 24 1st couple repeat bars 9-16 with second corners and pass each other by the right to finish in second place on opposite sides.
25 - 28 3rd, 1st and 2nd couples dance clockwise halfway round the set.
29 - 32 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples, giving both hands, turn once round.
Repeat, having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Anne Thorn)
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(Dance information by the deviser, Anne Thorn)
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