Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gone Fishing

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GONE FISHING (S4x32) 4C set Maggie and Ducan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 6: A Dozen Dances
Note: can also be danced as S2x32 or 3x32 with 2 or 3 couple set

1- 8 All set, cross RH; all set, cross RH back to place
9-16 1s followed by 2s (who dance up to follow) dance down middle and back (2s leading). 1s take prom hold while 2s separate and cast out into...
17-24 1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 across with 2s, passing 2L by RSh to start. 1s end in middle facing up
25-32 1s dance out of top of set, separate and cast to bottom (others step up 27-28) and 1s turn 2H once round

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

Gone Fishing
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 6: A Dozen Dances
2x32 3x32 4x32 bar strathspey
2/3 or 4-couple dance in 2/3/4 couple longways set

  1-8   SET AND CROSS TWICE: All set, cross over giving right hands, and repeat back to places;

  9-16 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st couple followed by 2nd couple who dance up to follow them, dance down the middle and back, ending with 2nd couple dividing and casting out into;

17-24 PROMENADE REEL OF 3: 1st couple in promenade hold dance a reel of 3 with 2nd couple starting by passing 2nd woman by the right shoulder (1st couple end in the middle);

25-32 CAST TO BOTTOM AND TURN: 1st couple dance through the top of the set, divide and cast to the bottom of the set (others moving up on bars 27-28), then turn once around with both hands.

Repeat with new top couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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