Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Gothenburg's Welcome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GOTHENBURG'S WELCOME (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bobby Munro RSCDS Book 37

1- 4 1s cast 1 place and set advancing to 1st corner
5-16 1s Dance to Each Corner and Set:-
' 5- 6 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh and 1st corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set),
' 7- 8 Original 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh and 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 3rd corner (pstn) as 1s set
' 9-10 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as original 1st corners set
' 11-16 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s end in centre facing 3rd corner positions with 3s and 2s in 1st and 3rd places opposite sides
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal Reel of 4 with 3rd corner, pass RSh and dance ½ diagonal Reel with 4th corners
25-32 1s dance RH hands across (L with 2s and M with 3s) and 2s+1s+3s turn RH

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


Gothenburg's Welcome
Bobby Munro   RSCDS Book 37
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   1s cast to 2nd place;

  3-4   1s set advancing to face first corner;

  5-10 courage reels, 1s finishing facing second corner position;

11-16 courage reels, 1s finishing facing partner's first corner position;

17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners, 1s passing by the right to finish facing partner's second corner position;

21-24 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners, finishing, 1L above 1M, on the centre line, facing opposite side;

25-28 2s1L 1M3s right hands across, finishing 2s1s3s;

29-32 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

17-     Each corner is in partner's corner position and so, in the succeeding half diagonal reels of 4, 1s face own corner to start.


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