Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Great Spirit's Voice

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Great Spirit's Voice
Ron Wallace   Ladyslipper Collection 1983
Strathspey   6 x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s turn both hands 1½ times, finishing facing down;

  5-8   1L2M 1M2L turn both hands 1½ times;

  9-16 2s1s ladies' chain;

17-20 2s1s take hands on the sides and set twice;

21-24 1s cross up into half figure of 8 across;

25-32 2s1s rights and lefts.

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


Dance Notes

  8-9   An awkward transition with all facing the wrong way for the ladies' chain; the neatest solution is for all to finish the turns on the side with a clockwise turn on the spot so that Ls face in, Mn out.


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Dance Information

When translated from the Saulteaux, Manitoba means "The Great Spirit's Voice". The first people to come to the northern portion of the province were probably primitive hunters who crossed the Bering Isthmus from Asia.

The recommended music is The Wicker Man by Sherry Wohlers Ladig.

(Dance Information by the deviser, Ron Wallace.)



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