Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gold And Silver Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GOLD AND SILVER STRATHSPEY (S4x32) 4C set Lorna Reid

1- 4 1s+4s lead down/up towards each other right hands joined, dance ½ RH across, finishing on sidelines. (2s+3s move up/down). 2(4)(1)3
5- 8 2s+3s repeat. All now on opposite sides (4)(3)(2)(1)
9-16 3L+2L dance Alternating Tandem reel of 3 on sides with 4L and 1L, RSh to 4L to begin
while 2M+3M dance Alternating Tandem reel of 3 on sides with 1M and 4M, giving RSh to 1M to begin
At end of reels 4L+1M face out
17-20 3s+2s circle 4H round to Left, finishing on side while 4s+1s chase anticlockwise ½ round set. 1324
21-24 All set. All turn partners 2H, 2s+3s ½ turn, 1s+4s turn once round and stay in middle, opening out so that 1s face 3s, 2s face 4s
25-32 All dance mirrored Rondels:-
(1s+3s dance normal Rondel, with 3s making arch bars 25-31;In other Rondel, 2s make arch on bars 25-31) 3142

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


Dance Information

This dance, Gold And Silver Strathspey, was devised by Lorna Reid for the 75th anniversary of RSCDS Kirkcaldy.

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