The Golden Wedding Strathspey
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE GOLDEN WEDDING STRATHSPEY (S4x40) 4C set Jimmy Ashton RSCDS Book 33
1- 8 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to bottom on own sides, dance up and all curve out to original places
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s Set&Link, 2s+1s and 4s+3s circle 4H round to left
17-24 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance the Knot, 1s end BtoB between 2s on opposite sides
25-32 1s dance the Spurtle:
1s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with 2s and turn RH, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3s and turn RH to face 4s
33-40 1s dance ½ reel of across with 4s and turn RH to 4th place opposite sides, all set and cross RH
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
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Dance InformationIt is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.
The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Gold' is the 50th.
Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.
|1st Cotton||11th Scent||30th Pearl|
|2nd Paper||12th Silk and Fine Linen||35th Coral|
|3rd Leather||13th Barometer||40th Ruby|
|4th Fruit and Flower||14th Clock||45th Sapphire|
|5th Wooden||15th Crystal||50th Gold|
|6th Sugar||16th Holloware||55th Emerald|
|7th Woollen||18th Coloured Gems||60th Diamond|
|8th Salt, Pottery||19th Furniture||65th Blue Sapphire|
|9th Copper||20th China||70th Platinum|
|10th Tin, coal||25th Silver||75th Diamond|
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Text from this original Wedding Anniversary article on Wikipedia.